Illinois Agricultural Economics Staff Paper: Rural sociology. Series S.
Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Urbana-Champaign, 1979 - Farms, Small - 30 pages
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OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY l
AN OVERVIEW OF THEIR CHARACTERISTICS
SMALL FARMERS OF OLDER AGE
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55 group 70 percent adult lives age groups agencies agrarian ideology Agreeing With Items American asked the respondents average Census CHAPTER Cooperative Extension Service corn and soybeans County small cropland crops current farms data indicate differences family farm farm backgrounds farm enterprise farm income farm living farm numbers farm profits farm residents farmers in Illinois farmers in Peoria home production household members interview job opportunities l00 acres l9 percent land values larger farms least less than half lifestyle living on small majority moved numbers of small off-farm employment off-farm jobs older small farmers PART-TIME FARMS Peoria and Wayne Peoria County Peoria Wayne percentages persons problems profit per animal relatively Respondents Agreeing retirement plans rural areas Rural Sociology sample reported significant number small farm families small farm households small farm operations small number small-scale spouse substantial Table VI-2 total family income urban Wayne County Winter Spring younger