marketing, women markets, farm, economics, farm management
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
This circular is written in response to the many requests regarding the organization and operation of farm women's markets. There is no satisfactory outlet for the surplus that farm women have to sell after family requirements have been satisfied. However, the women feel that this extra amount should be turned into cash as good use can be made of the money. This “pin-money" as it is often called, is many times about all that is available for some of the things the family needs. In normal times, this extra money is used for improving the home and many times is the means of sending the son or daughter to high school or college. The situation today of materially reduced incomes has demonstrated the real value of this extra income in that it has been one of the principal means of supplying ready money. This circular is intended to answer the questions as to methods of organization, what to sell, how to manage a market, and also to describe the markets already in existence in South Dakota. The plan and principles of cooperation as applied to other agricultural marketing associations can be applied successfully to farm women's markets.
Eberle, A. M. and Dolve, Mary A., "Farm Women's Markets" (1933). SDSU Extension Circulars. 331.