Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The purpose of this study is to determine the extent the teaching of vocational agriculture has influenced the Negro land-owner-farmers in using improved practices in maintaining, restoring, and improving the fertility of their soils by: (a) terracing, (b) ditching, (c) cover cropping, (d) contour cultivating, (e) strip cropping, (f) using barnyard manures to put on the soil, (h) planting legumes, (i) applying commercial fertilizers, (j) planting land (too steep for field crop production) to permanent pasture, (k) controlling gullies, (l) gradually deepening the soils.

Statement of Assumption 1. Farmers are likely to improve faster after taking vocational agricultural instruction. 2. The result of this study might furnish information which would show that more emphasis should be put on adult or evening school class instruction. 3. The result of this study might reveal that more local supervision and follow-up of instruction may be needed. 4. It may help in revising the Vocational-Agricultural Program.

This study involves a survey of 48 farm owner-operators in Post Oak Community where vocational Agriculture has been taught 22 years.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. M. Norris


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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