Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Agricultural Extension

Major Professor

Robert S. Dotson

Committee Members

Cecil E. Carter, John B. Sharp, Franklin Leuthold


This study was the first of three related problems regarding small woodland owners in Sequatchie County, Tennessee. It was conducted for the purpose of determining the characteristics of small woodland owners in the county. A random sample of 50 owners were selected; and the farmers were classified by the SCS technician, Extension Leader and Associate Extension Agent into high (20) or low (30) adopters depending upon whether they were inclined to be among the first to adopt recommended practices or not. The findings revealed that the average small woodland owner in Sequatchie County had the following characteristics: (1) was 51. 3 years of age; (2) had completed 12. 0 grade; (3) reported a median gross family income of $9,143.00; (4) was "very well" or "fairly well" known by the interviewer; and the owner was "friendly" or "somewhat friendly" toward the survey.

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