Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Master of Agriculture


Part-time farming, In a broad sense, has always been present to some extent. From ancient times, those who lived by the sea or by seasonal or intermittent occupations, such as lumbering, mining, and fishing, have operated small farms. In recent years, especially since 1950, part-time farming has been given much thought and consideration. "The number of part-time farm increased perhaps two-thirds from 1930 to 1950."' The Jasper County part-time farmers are those farm people who work and receive part of their income from industrial employment.

According to the 1950 United States Census, "Those were classified as part-time farms, whose operators spent 150 days or more at work for pay on jobs not connected with their farms, or reported an occupation other than farming, provided the value of products of the farm did not exceed $750.00,

We may compare this definition with the one found in the United States Census, which states that "Part-time farming operations are those farms with a value of sales from $250.00 to $1,119.00, provided the operation reported (1) one hundred or more days off the farm in 1949, or (2) the non-farm income received by the farmer and his family was greater than the products sold.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Coruthers

Committee Member

J. M. Coruthers


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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