We wanted to know more about farm tenancy: what it was doing to the farm land of Iowa and to our farm families; and, more important, what might be done to correct the misuse of land and to improve the impoverished community life associated with farm tenancy.

We decided, inasmuch as the farmers who were serving on the County Agricultural Conservation Committees were peculiarly well qualified to advise and counsel us in this inquiry, to contact these committees. Mr. R. M. Evans, state chairman, gladly opened the door and on our behalf he invited 28 of the committees to work with us. (The 28 counties had been carefully selected so that an adequate cross section of the state would be obtained.)



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