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Nelson, G. H.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

Legacy Department

Department of Education and Administrative Services


Grain--Illinois--Kendall County; Grain--Storage


PROBLEM. The purpose of this study was to investigate grain storage facilities in Kendall County, Illinois, to determine adjustments necessary to meet the demands of the decade 1965 - 1975. Trends in Kendall County's three major crops, corn, soybeans and oats, were determined and analyzed. Trends in Kendall County grain storage facilities were determined and. analyzed. PROCEDURE. The procedure that was used to investigate grain storage in Kendall County, and. adjustments necessary to meet demands in the next decade included four steps: first, Kendall County, crop production figures were gathered from the annual summaries of the Illinois Cooperative Crop Report­ing Service for the years 1935 to 1965. These figures were compiled on corn, soybean and oat production, yield, value and volume. Historical trends provided a basis for making a projection of these figures for 1975. Second, past production, storage, and harvesting records of farmer members of the Farm Bureau Farm Management program were studied and analyzed. The third step was to distribute to the Farm Bureau Farm Management members a questionnaire to determine the farmers’ opinions and plans in regards to grain storage in the future.


Includes bibliographical references (pages [92]-97)


v, 97 pages




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