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Milam County, Texas

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A STUDY OF LIVESTOCK PRACTICES FOLLOWED BY FIFTY NEGRO FARMERS IN MILAN COUNTY, TEXAS


By

David W. Boney

A Thesis in Agricultural Education Submitted
in Partial Fulfillment of the Degree of

Master of Science

In The

Graduate Division

of

Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College

Prairie View, Texas
August, 1952

Accepted by the faculty at the Prairie View
Agricultural and Mechanical College as
fulfilling the thesis requirements
for the degree of Master of Science.


Director of Thesis: (signature of E. M. Norris)

Committee: (signature of E. M. Norris), Chairman





DEDICATIONS

The writer wishes to dedicate this study to his wife, Mrs. Ruthie Mae Boney, whose constant encouragement has inspired him during the progress of this study.




ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Indebtedness to the following person is hereby acknowledged for his advice and the assistance which he freely gave during the progress of this study. Dr. E. M. Norris, Head Teacher Trainer, Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College. The writer also desires to express his gratitude to the vocational agriculture teachers and the farmers of Milam County who cooperated in supplying the 1nformation necessary to complete this study.

DWB




BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

The writer was born August 5, 1903 in Robertson County, Texas in Spr1ng Hill Community six miles east to Calvert.

He completed his education in elementary work in the Spring Hill School, and his high school work in the Calvert Colored High School and the Senior Academy at Prairie View State Normal at that time.

He entered Tennessee A & I Industrial State College at Nashville, Tennessee where he remained for four years, completing his undergraduate work with a B. S. Degree majoring in Vocat1onal Agriculture.

He did his f1rst teaching in Lonewolf, Oklahoma, Kiowa County. He taught there tor three years and two years in Hobart Oklahoma the county seat of Kiowa County.

He taught in the Calvert Independent School District, his home, for four years. P

He came to Rockdale in 1942 as vocational agriculture teacher, and here he has remained for the past ten years. He has had some outstanding boys in his local N. F. A. Chapter, who have carried out some successful livestock enterprises.




Table of Contents

Chapter I INTRODUCTION
. A. Purpose of the Study
. B. Statement of the Problem
. C. Scope of the Study
. D. Related Studies
Chapter II PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA
. A. Criteria for Selection
. B. Source of Data
. C. Construction of the Survey Schedule
. D. Collection of Data
. E. Tabulation of Data
. F. Animal Husbandry Problems Revealed
. G. Distribution of Diseases Among Cattle
Chapter III SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
. A. Summary
. B. Conclusions
. C. Recommendations
Chapter IV PROGRAM PROPOSES
. A. Organizing a Program
. B. Activities Suggested
. C. Expected Results of the Program
. D. Stock Judging
BIBLIOGRAPHY .
APPENDICES .



LIST OF TABLES

I. DISTRIBUTION OF FARMERS KEEPING RECORDS OF BREEDING STOCK ON FIFTY FARMS STUDIED BY COMMUNITIES
II. NUMBER OF FARMERS RECEIVING THEIR MAJOR INCOME FROM LIVESTOCK AND COTTON ON FIFTY NEGRO FARMS STUDIED BY COMMUNITIES
III. SUMMARY OF FARM FAMILIES KEEPING RECORDS ON FIFTY NEGRO FARMS STUDIED BY COMMUNITIES
IV. DISTRIBUTION OF MAJOR PROBLEMS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION BY COMMUNITIES AMONG FIFTY NEGRO FARMERS STUDIED
V. DISEASE PREVENTION AMONG CATTLE ON FIFTY FARMS STUDIED BY COMMUNITIES
VI. DISTRIBUTION OF DISEASES AMONG HOGS STUDIED BY COMMUNITIES
VII. DISTRIBUTION OF LIVESTOCK IMPROVEMENT PRACTICE BY TYPES OF PRACTICES IMPROVED AND FAMILIES REPRESENTED ON FIFTY NEGRO FARM (sic) STUDIED
VIII. DISTRIBUTION OF POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PRACTICES BY TYPES OF PRACTICES IMPROVED FOLLOWED BY FARMERS REPRESENTED ON FIFTY NEGRO FARMS STUDIED




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We must say a special thank you to Jan Jordan of Kingsville, Texas, for typing the above thesis for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.

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