Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The objective of this study was to consider some of the factors relating to farm and ranch management and to analyze available Texas Agricultural Extension Publications on farm and ranch management in order to broaden the writer's scope of knowledge on the subject and to find the answers to the following questions: 1. What kinds of information is covered in the publications? 2. What evidence exists to show that the information is being used? 3. To what extent do the publications represent current findings of the Agricultural Experiment Station. 4. Does application of Extension Information on farm and ranch management assure success in operation?

The success of farm and ranch management today depends upon effective coordination and use of up-to-date, scientific information. The importance of this study grew out of the apparent inability of many farmers to compete successfully in the trend of farm mechanization, and the rising costs of modern farming.

This study involved the analyzation of forty-one Texas Agricultural Extension Publications on farm and ranch management, and other publications listed in the bibliography of this study. It also involved a more detailed study of farm and ranch operations in fifty-seven counties where Negro County Agricultural Agents are employed. All of these counties have problems in farm and ranch management.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. M. Norris


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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