farm planning, South Dakota, farm managmenet, short term plans, long term plans
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Cropping systems on many of our farms will not maintain soil fertility and control erosion. In South Dakota especially, a considerable acreage of land which is now being farmed should be growing grass. How much land should be shifted from farm land to grass? Several authorities have ideas on the subject, but what does the farmer himself think about it? How much agricultural production should be accomplished in any one county, in the State, or the Nation? With a view to getting farmers' answers to such questions, an agricultural adjustment planning project was launched in 1935 by the AAA and the Extension Service. The project was designed to reach into every county in the United States to get the judgment of farmers themselves on national problems, and at the same time to stimulate their thinking about these national aspects of the farm situation. (See more in text.)
Jones, S. W., "Farm Planning in South Dakota" (1936). SDSU Extension Circulars. 360.