Rural Sociology Department
rural sociology, population shifts, population changes, census, farm census, agricultural census, farm census 1935 to 1984
The structure of farming in South Dakota has undergone rapid and dramatic change over the past several decades. Information from the Census of Agriculture, conducted every five years by the United States Bureau of the Census, indicates many of these changes. Some of the changes highlighted below include: (1), a decline in the number of farms; (2) an increase in the size of farms; and (3) a change in the characteristics of farmers
Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Satterlee, J. L. and Goreham, G. A., "Changes in South Dakota Farms, 1935-1982" (1985). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 249.