Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Because of great differences in economics and people on each reservation area it is not possible to set forth in this report the specific objectives of all programs conducted. Several broad objectives were therefore selected for major program emphasis. They are: To strengthen and encourage adult responsibility in community living through leadership training. To encourage through training programs greater utilization of the unemployed and underemployed human resources of the reservation population. To teach better nutrition and food habits and to improve the uses of surplus food commodities distributed to welfare clients. To teach sound ranch management principles to Indian ranch operators and assist those seeking to establish themselves in a ranching enterprise. To make wise use of available credit. To encourage improved housing, water, and sanitation facilities. To teach the home management aspects of family living that will help people better adjust to the complexes of modern day community life. To encourage youth to take full advantage of all educational opportunities. To prepare them to meet competition in adult living, fostered through career exploration in 4-H club work and other Youth programs.
Service, Agricultural Extension, "1962 Annual Report: Extension Service Indian Program in South Dakota" (1963). SDSU Extension Circulars. 594.