: This is a Friends of the Land-authored announcement for a conference on conservation education to be held in Zanesville, Ohio, on Tuesday, September 27, 1949. The announcement makes mention of Zanesville's pioneering role in conservation education and training teachers to understand both the "why" and "how" of conservation education. Includes a program for the day-long conference; featured speakers include Friends of the Land luminaries like Ollie Fink, Louis Bromfield, Vernon Carter, and Jonathan Forman, as well as Mr. Donald Summers, Superintendent of Schools from Zanesville, Ohio. The Friends of the Land Collection (1930-1960) contains the papers of the Friends of the Land (1940-1959), a prominent national soil conservation education organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. FOTL produced an international literary arts quarterly, THE LAND (edited by New Deal agriculture writer Russell Lord) in addition to several members' only publications (LAND LETTER) and informational pamphlets. They also hosted annual conferences; ran conservation tours, teacher training labs, and workshops; and operated as a national clearinghouse for conservation information. Ohio farmer and novelist Louis Bromfield was active in the organization. Much of the collection reflects the career and interests of FOTL Executive Secretary Ollie Fink, who was a prominent conservation education pioneer in Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Conservation education; Environmental education; Agriculture; Soil science; Societies and clubs Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)