Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Agriculture Economics


This study is intended to determine the extent to which soil conservation practices have influenced the farming program of 100 farmers:

  1. To what extent are soil conservation practices influencing the farming program through maintaining soil fertility?
  2. To what extent is the soil being improved?
  3. To what extent has crop acreage been diverted?
  4. To what extent has crop production increased?
  5. To what extent has the number of livestock kept increased or decreased?
  6. To what extent has the farm income increased?

This study is based on data from 100 farmers from the Grambling Area, Lincoln Parish, which is located in the Northwest Central portion of Louisiana in the hilly pine land, the soil is of a sandy and clay loam.

These farmers were selected at random from an eight mile radius of the Grambling College including the following nearby communities: China Grove, Simsboro, Fellowship, Ruston, Mt. Olive and St. John Communities.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Coruthers

Committee Member

J. M. Drew


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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