The sensible farmer rationalizes, supported by credits and the extension agent. Science helps the farmer to distinguish the rational from the irrational. With a short introduction by dr. Henk Oostindie.
The first two movies shown this evening aim to instruct and motivate the farmer to work more efficiently. Good Feeding, Good Pigs (1955, 17 min.) tells farmers that pigs need ‘quiet and space’ (and good food) in order to produce the lean meat the housewife wants. Work Smarter, Earn More (1956, 19 min.) is the story of agricultural modernization in a nutshell. The sensible farmer rationalizes, supported by credits and the extension agent. Poultry Breeding (1960, 10 min.) focusses on what science can mean for the poultry farmer. The last movie, The White Revolution (1980, 27 min., colour), also highlights the role of science - and WUR –, in this case concerning dairy farming.
After the screenings there will be a Q&A with Henk Oostindie.
English language activity, all movies have English subtitles.
Admission free, no registration required.
Good Feeding, Good Pigs (Goede varkens, goed voeren), 1956, 17 min, black & white. Dramatized educational movie, Ministry of Agriculture
Work Smarter, Earn More (Verstandig werken, meer verdienen), 1955, 19 min, black & white. Dramatized educational movie, Ministry of Agriculture
Poultry Breeding (Pluimveefokkerij), 1960, 10 min, black & white. Educational movie, Ministry of Agriculture
The White Revolution (De witte revolutie), ca 1980, 27 min, colour. Educational movie, made by the forerunners of WUR (LH and DLO) for the Ministry of Agriculture.
About Dr. Henk Oostindie
Dr. Henk Oostindie works at the Department of Social Sciences of WUR. His research activities focus on agricultural, rural and rural-urban dynamics and processes of change. They cover a range of issues such as diversifying farming styles, -strategies and development pathways, multifunctional rural business models, futures of family based-farming, rural differentiation processes, multi-level governance and contemporary co-existence and co-evolution of contrasting sustainability paradigms.
Organized in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision