Project 179 of the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station - "A Study of the Agricultural Resources of Utah and their Utilization" - was set up in April 1936 as a state-wide project. The object of this project was to measure by areas the basic agricultural resources of the state and to translate the information collected into a program of more efficient use. The more specific objectives were: (1) classification of agricultural lands of Utah according to present and potential productivity and use; (2) determination of the net productive area of agricultural lands and water supply now available, or which may be developed; and (3) determination of the present use and methods of achieving utilization of land, water, and other resources as they relate to the welfare of the people of the state.
Fuhriman, Walter U. and Thomas, W. Preston, "Bulletin No. 289 - Business Analysis of Farms in Utah County, Utah" (1939). UAES Bulletins. Paper 251.