The approaching post-war period makes it desirable to focus attention on the opportunities and problems involved in the settlement of demobilized ex-service men and others on farms and ranches in South Dakota. It will also be essential to determine some of the desirable changes that have and should take place in size of farms in the various parts of the state. It is hoped that both prospective farmers and persons working on resettlement plans will profit by past farm experiences and by the opinions of farmers. A state-wide survey of post-war farming intentions and opinions of farmers regarding resettlement possibilities and farm adjustments was completed by South Dakota State College recently. It was felt that the opinions of bona fide farmers on the number of farms that might be for rent or sale to new farmers, the minimum size of farm needed to provide a satisfactory income, and on other important resettlement problems would be extremely valuable to prospective farmers and others concerned with resettlement problems. This report summarizes some of the important post-war farm adjustments reported by the 2,600 farmers completing survey schedules.
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South Dakota State College
Hoglund, C. R., "Post War Farming Adjustments & Opportunities in South Dakota" (1944). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets. 53.