South Dakota, country extension, farming, farm management, agriculture economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
County extension work in South Dakota is now completing its 15th year, under the Smith-Lever bill passed by Congress in 1914. Those 15 years have seen many changes and developments in the farming and farm home-making of the state, and for many of these changes and improvements county extension work has been largely responsible. To acquaint readers with what the county service is now doing and planning to do toward making our farms and rural communities better and more profitable places to live, this circular is published. In addition to presenting a brief summary of activities during 1928, a plan for greater service in the future is reviewed. The past is of interest because of lessons learned and achievements recorded, but the future, with its greater challenges and its growing demand for solutions of new and complicated problems, holds our attention. It is hoped that this circular may enable the reader to visualize some of the future trends in South Dakota farming. Results of past years will serve as a measuring stick. They also give emphasis to the fact that cooperation, leadership, and careful thought are necessary factors in utilizing the extension service for the greatest benefit to South Dakota agriculture.
Anderson, A.E., "County Extension Work in South Dakota" (1929). SDSU Extension Circulars. 278.