Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Part-time farming has always been present in the Southern District, Area HI. Mighell states from ancient times those who lived by the sea or by seasonal or intermittent occupations such as fishing, lumbering, mining, and fishing have operated small farms • Historically, certain combinations of farming and early manufacturing, or "cottage industries" were based with links in chain of industrial evolution.

Heady and Benson stated that part-time farming is designed for families not wanting to leave the farm entirely. Hence one member of the family may carry operations throughout the year or part of the year while others are working off the fawn, or the farming operation maybe after working hours or on Saturdays. Part-time farming fits well with enterprises requiring hand labor.

Castle and Becker found that part-time farmers are people that are not solely dependent on their farms for livelihood* In some parts of the United States part-time fawning is relatively more important than commercial farming.

Part-tine Fanners in the Southern District, Area III are those who work on the farm and have off-farm employment.


During the period of 1955 to 1965, the farmers in the Southern District, Area III have combined farming with off-farm jobs. The writer entered upon this study to determine the effect of part-time farming on the living standards of farmers in the Southern District.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. M. Norris


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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John B Coleman Library

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