Date of Award:

1949

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Advisor/Chair:

LeGrande R. Humpherys

Abstract

The farmers of today are faced with many more and varied problems than were their grandfathers. This is in part due to the rapid mechanization of farming that has been developing during the past three decades. This movement for increased mechanization in farming presents a new challenge to farmers because of their responsibility in caring for farm machinery and maintaining it in an efficient operating condition. In effect, this means that the efficient farmer must devot an increasing amount of time and attention to the managerial and operative skills connected with mechanized farming. Moreover, he must acquire tools and equipment necessary to do what might be considered the ordinary repair and maintenance jobs on the equipment that is essential to his farming operations. The purpose of this study is to make a survey of local farm conditions looking forward to a profram of instruction in farm mechanics for high school boys, young farmers (out of school youth), and adult farmers. The North Cache high school district is a typical farming area representing a diversified farm program. a survey of the farming conditions in this area should provide a means of building a functioning farm mechanics program suited to the needs of farmers, and furnsich a pattern for other school districts of the state to follow.

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