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Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Since the existence of soil conservation has been regarded as a problem existing among all farmers to some degree in every state as well as in Texas, it was felt that a study of the sixty farmers in Brazos County, Texas should be made to determine those specific adjustments which would contribute to better soil conservation. To this extent, the problem has necessarily involved the study of (1) Status of farmer, (2) Age and number of years on the present farm, (3) Size of family, (4) Size of farm in acres, and the number of acres in cultivation, pasture, woodland, and idle land, (5) Educational level of the farmer, (6) Annual income from major crops and enterprises, (7) Type of soil conservation practices used, (8) Type of soil, and (9) Topography of farm.

The purposes of this study maybe listed as follows: 1. To determine to what extent the farmers in the area studied are participating in or are taking advantages of soil conservation practices available to them. 2. 2. To determine the conditions, internal and external that affect their farming programs in relation to the soil conservation practices used and not used. 3. To become acquainted with the seriousness of the erosion problem and suggest plans or solutions for improvement.

This study is limited to information concerning the soil conservation practices of sixty Negro farmers engaged in agriculture in Brazos County, Texas. The sixty farms are a cross section of Brazos County, Texas representing some of the best farms as well as some of the poor farms in the county.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. M. Norris


Prairie View A&M College


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John B Coleman Library

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