Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Master of Agriculture Economics


Agriculture has been characterized by many changes within the last fifty years. Fifty years ago, a farm was in a separate world with infrequent communication with the outside. The technology of communication has changed all this, Rural free delivery of mail, automobiles and improved highways, telephones, radios, television sets, and other devices keep farmers in better touch with main events than many city people.

The primary reasons for the availability of new technology are research and experimentation. Agricultural research is heavily government-supported. Many acts and programs have been fostered to aid the farmer in his efforts to make a living. As agriculture changes new programs are fostered to meet these changes.

With greater output realized through technology, it is imperative that a large number of farm people be displaced from the farms to seek employment elsewhere. Our new types of machinery take the place of a large number of laborers on the farm today. In Texas, the farm population constitutes only 11 percent of the total population.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Coruthers

Committee Member

G. L. Smith


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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