Agriculture is still our chief business, but the study of agriculture should be something more than a study of its economic problems. It should be educational, moral, political, religious and social, as well. Good business in agriculture has a vital relationship with all other activities of men in the open country. Upon good farming wait all other institutions and community enterprises in the country, such as good homes, good schools, good churches, good roads and the many other rural community or co-operative enterprises. But it should be remembered that good farming is only a means and that good living is the end to be attained. This study is concerned especially with an investigation and study of the institutions and conditions that wait on, or follow after, good business in farming and which are the tangible and intangible evidences of good living in the open country.
Von Tungeln, George H.
"A rural social survey of Orange Township, Blackhawk County, Iowa,"
Bulletin: Vol. 15
, Article 1.
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