Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The problem of organizing New Farmers of America for Proficiency in the Agricultural Vocations has grown out of repeated efforts on the part of teachers of vocational agriculture, teacher trainers, and supervisors to devise ways and means of making the N F A organization actually function as a training device for proficiency in vocational agriculture. It was selected by the writer for this study because of its importance to the present trend of types of organization used by local N F A Chapters in Texas.

Briefly stated, the primary objective of this study is to determine which of the types of organization now being used by local chapters of New Farmers of America in Texas are best adapted to making the N F A actually function as a training device for proficiency in vocational agriculture. In order to accomplish this end the following purposes are set forth:

1. To determine the characteristics and programs of work of representative chapters using each of two types of organization, namely, the class chapter type and the non-class chapter type.1

2. To determine the extent to which individual N F A member in each of the representative chapters are actually proficient in the business of farming.

a. To measure this proficiency in terms of boys' standards of living, their physical abilities, the primary aim of vocational education in agriculture, and the objectives of the National Organization of New Farmers of America.

1 See "Definition of Terms"

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. M. Norris

Committee Member

L. A. Potts

Committee Member

R. L. Jeffreys


Prairie View State College


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Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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