Foreign Aid: Agents of the Other War

The county agent, with his farming know-how and scientific savvy, has proved to be one of the Federal Government's most creative contributions to American agriculture. Accordingly, after last year's Honolulu conference, when President Johnson articulated the need for getting on with the "other war" in Viet Nam—the war against hunger and poverty—it was only natural that the Department of Agriculture should think of enlisting U.S. county agents. Last week, after five months of Stateside training, the first volunteers, 16 in all, headed toward Viet Nam, where they will try to assist Asian peasants...

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