Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Agriculture Economics


Purpose -

This guide is prepared to provide landowners in Angelina County with an instrument which they may use in selecting alternative uses for their land. With surplus agricultural production, recent cost-price squeeze, and subsequent governmental control programs, it is evident that landowners must make certain adjustments if they are to realize maximum returns from their land resources.

Along with the rapid industrial growth in Angelina County, landowners have been terminating their farming activities for the security of industrial employment. Although employed in industry, these workers maintain ownership and control of considerable land resources.

Statement of Problem - A recent survey indicates that sixty percent of the farms in the county contain less than The number of farm operators decreased from 2,137 in 1950 to 1,155 in I960 while the average size of farms has increased from 92.4 acres in 1950 to 233.6 acres This increase in average size has resulted from an increase in holdings by some owners and the elimination of one hundred acres. in I960. many small units from the farm classification, with the, later having a greater affect. Most of the migration from farm to factory has been on a full-time basis. However, many owners continue to carry-on farming activities on a part-time basis.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J, M. Coruthers

Committee Member

J, M. Coruthers


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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