Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Agricultural Economics

Major Professor

W. P. Ranney

Committee Members

M. B. Badenhop, C. H. Shelton, S. W. Atkins


The primary objectives of this study are; (1) to provide information relating to the capacity of certain farm machines and the effects of the farm organization, land and weather upon the use of farm machinery, and (2) to show some of the alternative methods of obtaining the services of farm machinery. The major objective can be stated as follows: To present and evaluate the effect of certain specified changes In land use, with different soil resources, on the total cost of mechanization on beef cattle farms in the dark-fired tobacco area of Middle Tennessee

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