Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate alternative farm organizations for future modal-sized farms in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota. The evaluation, to be made by farm managers, will be based on a complete operating statements. The summary data is presented in a tabular form so the all of the alternatives may be readily compared. The trend toward the substitution of capital for labor to decrease the cost per unit of production is observable on farms in Lac qui Parle County. This capital is represented in improved methods and new technology. Both of these may save labor by themselves, but also make possible the enlargement of the farm’s business. (see more in text)

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Farm management
Lac qui Parle County (Minn)




South Dakota State University