Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Agriculture Economics


The purpose of this problem was to determine the extent Negro farmers in McLennan County used "approved" farm management practices; the extent they affect the economic status of the farmer; and to provide basic information which may sere as a guide to farm operators as possible solutions to problems discovered.

In an attempt to analyze the problem, the writer formulated the following questions: 1. What are the methods used in the selection of farm enterprises? 2. How does the farmer allocate his resources to different enterprises? 3. What are the ways of selecting farm machinery? 4. How does the farmer use and supervise labor on his farm? 5. What are the methods of selling his products? 6. What kind of records do farmers keep?

Fifty Negro farmers representing four communities in McLennan County were studied in gathering information for this study. The farms were selected at random. There were five result demonstrators in the county that were excluded from this study intentionally, because they received more assistance with their farming operations than the other farmers in the country.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Coruthers

Committee Member

S. W. Davis


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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