Date of Award:

1940

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Agricultural Systems Technology and Education

Advisor/Chair:

W. Preston Thomas

Abstract

Since the turn of the century there has been a trend within the State of Utah toward moe and smaller farms. The original farm units taken up by the early settlers of this state have been divided and subdivided until Utah today has hundreds of uneconomical-sized farms too small to be operated profitably under their present organization. To make room for the new agricultural generation, the old homesteads have been divided among the sons of the families until a farm that was once supporting one family is now unsatisfactorily contributing to the support of several families. This condition has resulted in serious economic and social problems.

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