Department of Rural Sociology
An experimental Farm and Home Development program was started by the Deuel County Extension Service in 1956 for a selected group of volunteer farm families by employing a Farm and Home Development Agent. The FHD agent was to work closely with each family to give guidance in establishing short and long-range goals, in analyzing farm business, and in obtaining information about and adopting better farming practices. This improved farm management should provide income to help reach desired family goals. An added incentive was offered cooperating farmers in the form of low cost fertilizer obtained through the cooperation of the Tennessee Valley Authority test demonstration program.
Deuel County Extension Program evaluation, Deuel County Extension Program effectiveness, Total Farm Planning, Farm and Home Development Program
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Bigger, J. C. and Sauer, H. M., "Evaluation of the Farm and Home Development Program in Deuel County: 1958 to 1964" (1966). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 536.