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Growing Knowledge: Epistemic Objects in Agricultural Extension Work

Bursten, Julia and Kendig, Catherine (2020) Growing Knowledge: Epistemic Objects in Agricultural Extension Work. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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We outline a specialized form of knowledge arising from established communication practices between farmers, university researchers, and regulators. The grower standard is a benchmark concept in agricultural experiments that differs from familiar epistemic objects in philosophy of experiment such as controls or background conditions. It is a unique, institutionally-structured way in which agricultural experiments are value-laden. Grower standard is not a one-size-fits-all standard. It is the product of active interactions between diverse agricultural communities of stakeholders within agricultural extension communication practices. Exploring this form of knowledge coproduction, we explore the role extension work plays in shaping agricultural science more broadly.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Bursten, Juliajrbursten@uky.edu0000-0002-5664-3342
Kendig, Catherinekendig@msu.edu0000-0001-8865-2924
Keywords: Agricultural science, grower standard, philosophy of experiment, science and values
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Julia Bursten
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2020 02:56
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2020 02:56
Item ID: 17325
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17325

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