Agricultural Engineering Department
The use of electricity on the farm for both power and light is becoming common over the United States. A cooperative movement is now being made over the country to offer this service to the farmer in a better and more efficient way than has been done in the past. This will depend upon whether the service can be made profitable both to the farmer and to the power company. This bulletin contains cost figures and other records of electricity used for farm purposes. The figures and information are primarily for the land owner who wants to know what electricity would cost him on the farm and what it could be used for. Most of the cost records are taken from the farm homes and farm barns of the patrons on the farm electric test line at Renner. Other results were obtained from work done at the South Dakota State College Experiment Station at Brookings by the department of agricultural engineering.
rural electric, farm electric, rural energy, rural electification cost
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Patty, R.L., "Cost and Uses for Electricity on South Dakota Farms" (1929). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 239.