Date of Award

8-1956

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Master of Agriculture Economics

Abstract

Purpose of the Study

To determine the conditions, internal and external which affect the farming programs, and to what extent the farmers in the area studied are participating or took advantage of the soil conservation practices available to them.

To acquaint the readers of this report with the serious erosion problems of our most important resource and suggest plans or solutions to the problems that are discovered.

Statement of the Problem

To determine the relationship of the problems discovered, to the soil conservation practices used in this type of farming program with respect to analyzing the following: 1. Age, number of years on present farm, and size of present family. 2. Size of farm in acres and the number of acres in cultivation, pasture, woodland and idle land. 3. Status of farmer. 4. The annual income from major enterprises. 5. Educational level of the farmer. 6. Type of soil conservation practices. 7. Types of soil. 8. Topography of farm, and the average rainfall over a one year period.

It is the belief of this writer that the Negro farmers in Lavaca County are not taking advantage of conservation practices available to them, which if applied to their land will increase and maintain fertility and high yields for better living.

It is the belief of this writer that the Negro farmers in Lavaca County are not taking advantage of conservation practices available to them, which if applied to their land will increase and maintain fertility and high yields for better living.

This study is limited to information concerning the soil conservation practices of fifty Negro farmers engaged in permanent agriculture in Lavaca County, Texas. It covers the type of conservation practices available to them with aid. The fifty Negro farms are a cross section of Lavaca County, Texas, representing some of every type located.

Committee Chair/Advisor

John M. Coruthers

Committee Member

E. Owens

Publisher

Prairie View A&M College

Rights

© 2021 Prairie View A & M University

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Date of Digitization

12-21-2021

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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