Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics

Abstract

The problem considered in this study may be broadly stated as an evaluation of the overall rural development impact of farmer cooperatives in improving the quality of like in a rural area. To guide the development of this research, the general problem statement will be divided into a number of specific objectives as follows: 1. Determine the past and current impact of farmer cooperatives on community facilities and services, 2. Determine the past and current impact of farmers cooperatives on economic development of a community, 3. Determine the past and current impact of farmer cooperatives on improving the abilities and socio-economic status of people, and 4 determine the past and current impact of farmer cooperatives on environmental improvement. Each of these objectives will be examined with respect to their relation to rural development and the activities of cooperatives.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cooperative societies -- South Dakota

Community development -- South Dakota

Rural development -- South Dakota

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

116

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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