Many farm operators are anxious to use the very latest technological tools in forward planning their farming operations. Among those tools are the computer and mathematical programming models. Small scale family farmers in southeastern South Dakota are as much in need of such technology as any businessman, industrialist, or large farm operator. However, the technical expertise necessary for developing and using a mathematical model has placed a limitation on its practical application. This publication presents a model for small scale family farm operations in southeastern South Dakota along with data input-output procedures that may be used by any person not specially trained in linear programming.
South Dakota State University
Allen, Herbert R. and De Smet, Rodney, "A Mathematical programming Model for Small Scale Family Farms in South Eastern South Dakota" (1983). Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletins (1939-2011). 72.