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What Does the Farmer Want?

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Abstract:

For the purpose of obtaining an idea regarding what the farmers of South Carolina believe would be a basis for an adequate farm forestry program, a questionnaire was prepared and mailed to about 250 farmers from mailing lists obtained from county agricultural agents. Sixty-seven replies were returned. The questionnaire dealt largely with nine methods of approaching a farm forestry program for South Carolina: (1) education; (2) education correlated with personal forestry assistance; (3) forest leasing districts; (4) tax adjustment; (5) ownership by the state and federal governments; (6) forest credits; (7) benefit payments under the A.A.A.; (8) government control; and (9) fire protection. Each method of approach was explained briefly in connection with each main question. Those replying to the questionnaire indicated preference, to the nine methods of approach, in the following order: (1) education correlated with personal forestry assistance; (2) education; (3) benefit payments under the A.A.A.; (4) forest credits; (5) fire protection; (6) tax adjustment; (7) forest leasing districts; (8) government control; and (9) ownership by the state and federal government. Strong approval was manifested towards (1) education correlated with personal forestry assistance and (2) education; and strong disapproval was indicated towards (1) ownership by the state and federal government and (2) government control.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Agricultural Consultant, Southern Region, DuPont Company, Clemson, S. C., Formerly, Clemson College Cooperative Extension Service, South Carolina Extension Service

Publication date: October 1, 1942

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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