A must-read for those who wonder how, if natural farming is so wonderful, we came to have an industrial food production technopoly, Mr. Wendell Berry’s excellent and revealing essay Jefferson, Morrill and the Upper Crust details (but briefly) how  big industry used land grant universities and the extension service to outrun and displace the small farmers who were, when those services were first instituted with the citizen’s tax dollar, more than half the tax base they were formed to serve.  If you have trouble locating the essay, it can be found in the collection titled The Unsettling of America.  Good systems can be defeated when big BIG money, education and government ‘service’ unite to make it so.