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.
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.
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.
|.||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|
|Chapter IV||PROGRAM PROPOSES|
|.||A. Organizing a Program|
|.||B. Activities Suggested|
|.||C. Expected Results of the Program|
|.||D. Stock Judging|
|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|
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.
Created on 27 Sept 2004 and last revised on 2 Nov 2004