education, soil conservation, grade school, South Dakota
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Problem: Soil erosion and water losses in various places in South Dakota have become a serious handicap in growing crops and producing livestock. Dust storms and swollen streams have represented a great loss of water and soil in this state during the past few years. Although South Dakota is a comparatively new state in agriculture, much of its land already is rapidly losing its productivity, and many acres of land have been injured by erosion. This condition creates a problem that faces the boys and girls, as well as their elders, in this state today. The problem is to save the soil, in order that it may be farmed with a profit for years and years to come by future generations.
Hansen, Ralph E., "Soil Conservation: An Elementary Discussion for Use in Grade School" (1938). SDSU Extension Circulars. 374.