Needs and constraints faced by the small-scale farmer in the San Pedro River Valley, Pinal County, Arizona

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191921
Title:
Needs and constraints faced by the small-scale farmer in the San Pedro River Valley, Pinal County, Arizona
Author:
Tyson, Cornelius Benjamin,1954-
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to assess what the small-scale farmers of the San Pedro River Valley, Pinal County, Arizona perceived as their educational needs and non-educational constraints concerning agriculture and to supply supporting information to further comprehension of their situations. The method used was a descriptive study which utilized a questionnaire. The accessible population for this study was comprised of two groups--22 families identified from Cooperative Extension Service mailing lists and 19 families from the survey area who volunteered their inclusion. Soil fertility and food production/preservation techniques were deemed most important needs. Severe soil conditions, financial limitations, and limited markets warranted most concern. The most common profile exhibited by farmers reflected: (1) land assets less than five acres; (2) involvement less than five hours daily; and (3) poultry, vegetable and/or fruit enterprises. The popularly voiced motivation and aspiration of the group was oriented to self-sufficient living.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Farmers -- Education -- Arizona -- Pinal County.; Farms, Small -- Arizona -- Pinal County.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Jacobs, Clinton O.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNeeds and constraints faced by the small-scale farmer in the San Pedro River Valley, Pinal County, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorTyson, Cornelius Benjamin,1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTyson, Cornelius Benjamin,1954-en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to assess what the small-scale farmers of the San Pedro River Valley, Pinal County, Arizona perceived as their educational needs and non-educational constraints concerning agriculture and to supply supporting information to further comprehension of their situations. The method used was a descriptive study which utilized a questionnaire. The accessible population for this study was comprised of two groups--22 families identified from Cooperative Extension Service mailing lists and 19 families from the survey area who volunteered their inclusion. Soil fertility and food production/preservation techniques were deemed most important needs. Severe soil conditions, financial limitations, and limited markets warranted most concern. The most common profile exhibited by farmers reflected: (1) land assets less than five acres; (2) involvement less than five hours daily; and (3) poultry, vegetable and/or fruit enterprises. The popularly voiced motivation and aspiration of the group was oriented to self-sufficient living.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFarmers -- Education -- Arizona -- Pinal County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFarms, Small -- Arizona -- Pinal County.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairJacobs, Clinton O.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213416839en_US
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