Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
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
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Vande Voorde, Gordon D., "The Role of Cooperatives in Improving the Quality of Life in the First Planning and Development District of South Dakota" (1975). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4913.