Mark Twain agribusiness looks to future
"To reach the potential of a region, its inhabitants must recognize its assets and its problems, then set goals and work toward them. With this premise in mind, agribusiness leaders in the eight-county Mark Twain Area launched a study of their region. The total agricultural team in the Mark Twain Area was represented in the effort-producers, credit people, farm suppliers, marketers, realtors, lawyers, University of Missouri Extension agents and others. University Extension specialists assisted with technical information and recommendations. Members of the committee strongly felt the Mark Twain Area had tremendous untapped potential for development of the total agricultural industry. They were willing to become involved because of the conviction that individuals determine their own destiny. They knew the area could not wait for things to happen; that progress would come most rapidly if they helped them happen. Agriculture is very important to the economy of the Mark Twain Area. The last Census in 1964 showed $106,826,000 in gross receipts in this area from agricultural marketing-a 19 percent increase over 1959. Total income in Mark Twain in 1965 was $277,421,000, of which almost 18 percent or $48,222,000 was personal income to farm operators.*"--From Introduction.
Table of Contents
"Introduction -- Where to in farming? -- Financial management -- Ag-related industry -- Recreation development -- Crop production -- Swine production -- Beef cow forage -- Dairying.
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