Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
The South Dakota Farm and Home Development Program is a family approach to farm planning with better family living as the end objective. Farm and home development differs from other methods of planning in that the farm family considers its problems as a whole, rather than on a piecemeal basis. This is achieved through careful study and selection of alternate choices in searching for solutions to problems. Decisions are based on needs and desires, farm and family resources, economic trends, available markets and credit, and the supply of capital and labor. Farm and home development is not a custom built plan for farm operation. Rather, it provides a framework around which the farm family may tailor a plan to meet its individual needs. The objective of the program is for the family to set up a long-time program and carry it out, year by year.
Bender, Lyle, "South Dakota's Farm and Home Development Program" (1955). SDSU Extension Circulars. 684.