contour, farming techniques, farm managmenet, agriculture department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Results in South Dakota from contour farming during the past few years have shown that it is a valuable conservation practice. The results that may be expected from farming on the contour include soil and moisture conservation, increased yields, lower power and fuel requirements, erosion control, and in many instances a saving of time in field operations. The thousands of farmers in the state who have now changed from "up and down" hill farming to contouring, or "level" farming, are proof of the value of this conservation measure. Contour farming pays immediate dividends and also assists in· saving the soil for future generations. (See more in text.)
Hansen, Ralph E., "How to Farm on the Contour" (1942). SDSU Extension Circulars. 390.