Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



In a farming business, much of the success depends upon management. Farming is a complex business. Successful management of farms is reflected not only in the lives of farm people but in the general wellbeing of all people. This study deals with the importance of and the improvement practices in farming that make for Increased earnings.

Low production, and poor management practices, stand in the way of farm efficiency, increased earnings, and resulting human happiness.

This study approaches some of the problems of good farm practices from the standpoint of what is actually happening on the farms of some of the successful Negro farmers of this community. The vocational agriculture teacher, county agent, Agricultural Stabilization Committee or any agricultural agency cannot always point out anyone's farm practice and say "This is it."

What might be called good farm practices now might be outmoded within a year. One practice may be desirable under some conditions and undesirable under others. However, there are many practices that are generally recognized as desirable, under enough conditions to make checking on them a useful procedure in analyzing the business on any farm.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. M. Norris

Committee Member

J. R. Powell

Committee Member

J. R. Powell

Committee Member

Mattie Brown


Prairie View Agriculture and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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