Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Agriculture Economics


Statement of the Problem

1. To determine the types of farming practiced by fifty Negro farmers in Waller County, Texas, and the effect these types of farming have upon the farm income of said farmers. 2. To determine the possibility of recommendations pertinent to improved farming practices, resulting from the findings in this study.

Purpose of the Study

This study is intended to determine: The extent to which fifty Negro farmers of Waller County, Texas are engaged in the various types of farming that are best adapted to their area. 2. The extent the nearness of a Negro State Agricultural College influences improved methods of crop and livestock production among surrounding farmers. 3. Whether the fifty Negro farmers studied are using their factors of production to the best advantage, in order to realize the highest possible farm income.

Scope of the Study

This study is based on data received from fifty Negro farmers engaged in permanent agriculture in Waller County, Texas. It covers the types of farming and the farm incomes of the fifty Negro farmers chosen for the study.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Drew

Committee Member

J. M. Coruthers

Committee Member

G. L. Smith


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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