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List of Active Projects in Department of Agricultural Economics
January 1, 1951


Name of
IHumber Project Class Leaders Object


154 Farmers'
Cooperative
Association
in Florida


186 Cost of Produc-
tion and Grove
Organization
Studies of
Florida Citrus






345 Factors
Affecting Breed-
ing Efficiency
and Depreciation
in Florida Dairy
Herds


Purnell H.G.Hamilton
A.H.Spurlock


Purnell Zach Savage










Purnell R.B.Becker
P.T.Dix Arnold
A.H.Spurlock


395 Input and Output Purnell
Data for Florida
Crop and Live-
stock Production


429


A.H.Spurlock
D.L.Brooke


Analysis of Farms Purnell R.E.L.Greene
and Markets in A.H.Spurlock
the Plant City
Area with Respect
to Post-var
Economic Problems


1. The development and present
status of Farmers' Cooperative
Associations in Florida.
2. The organization, management
and financial set-up of Farmers'
Cooperative Associations.
3. The factors that make for
success or failure of Farmers'
Cooperative Associations.

1, No authentic data are available
concerning the detailed costs
of production of Florida's
citrus fruits. It is the object
of this study to obtain reliable
cost data by keeping continuous
records on representative citrus
groves of the state.
2. To analyze these grove busi-
nesses for the factors deter-
mining successful organization.

To obtain specific data on the
correlation between nutritional
factors as related to soil types,
and the breeding efficiency,
causes of losses, reasons for
disposal, average productive
life-span of dairy cous on
different areas under Florida
conditions.

To collect and present in usable
form data on seasonal and total
labor and material requirements
in the production of crops and
livestock in various types of
farming areas in Florida. To
collect normal rates of output
for each enterprise by areas.
To analyze the businesses of
representative farms selected
in each area.

To study the economic impact of
expanding industry in the Tampa
area and the decrease in the
strawberry acreage in the Plant
City area and. a farming and
marketing in the latter area.








Number


Tame of
Project


451 Crop and Live-
stock Estimating
on Florida Farms
with Enphasis on
Vegetable Crops


480


Cost of Produc-
tion and Returns
on Vegetable
Crops in Florida


483 Consumer pack-
aging of Vege-
tables at the
Shipping Point

484 Packaging of
Tomatoes


Class


Leaders


Object


State G. i. rose 1. To make objective counts and
measurements of crops; observe
conditions; investigate and de-
termine losses from freezes,
frost, droughts, and floods;
interviewing individual growers
and shippers, dealers, etc., in
order to obtain first-hand in-
formation as a basis for statis-
tical reports.
2. To collect, edit, tabulate,
analyze, and interpret informa-
tion concerning acreage, yields,
production, price and utiliza-
tion of truck and other crops by
counties.
3. To make statistical studies of
current historical data on truck
crops to determine accuracy of
samples.
4. To prepare summaries and inter-
pretative reviews of such data
assembled, of methods of fore-
casting and estimating of crop
production within the state.
5. To assist with livestock esti-
mates when emergencies exist.

State D.L.Brooke 1. To gather and present in usable
form data on the cost of pro-
duction and returns on vegetables
in the principal producing areas
of Florida and to keep these data
on a current basis.
2. To make analyses of costs of spe-
cific commodities to bring out
the factors responsible for pro-
duction efficiency

Purnell A.H.Spurlock To determine the feasibility and
R.K.Showalter economy of packaging in con-
sumer type packages at the
shipping point.

RiA A.H.Spurlock To determine the feasibility and
R.K.Showalter economy of packaging tomatoes
and others in other than the present con-
ventional containers.







Name of
Number Project


485 Spoilage in
Marketing
Early Irish
Potatoes









486 Cost and Fac-
tors Affecting
the Cost of
Marketing Citrus
Fruits in Fresh
and Processed
Form

519 The Consumer
Pattern for
Citrus Fruit















520 Coordinated
Selling of
Citrus Fruit


IEIA R.E.L.Greene
R.C.Barnes











RMA H.G.Hamilton
H.H.Little






BIM H.G.Hamilton
T. Bergen
















IMA H.G.Ham=ilton


1. To determine factors causing, or
associated with spoilage; and to
measure their relative importance.
(These factors include such items
as varieties, diseases, insects,
weather conditions, harvesting
methods, assembling, grading,
washing, drying, packaging, trans-
portation, refrigeration and
storage).
2. To experiment with ways and means
of reducing spoilage.

To determine, at the different
levels of trade, the cost, and
factors affecting cost, of market-
ing citrus fruits in fresh and
processed form and the conditions
favoring each method.


1. To determine the consumer pattern
by different income levels.
2. To determine the consumer pattern
for fresh vs. canned products.
3. To determine consumer preference
for different canned products -
grapefruit juice, orange juice,
blended orange and grapefruit
juice, tangerine juice, grapefruit
segments, orange segments, etc.
4. To determine the consumer refrs*:-
ence for consumer package, poutv
selling, count selling, etc.
5. To determine consumer preferences
or lack of preference, for citru,
fruit to competing commodities
such as tomatoes, pineapples, app.J
juice, and fresh apples and peache-

1. To explore if there is need for co
ordinating the sales of approxi-
mately 400 sales organizations of
Florida citrus fruits into one or
more sales organizations.
2. If objective (1) determines that
there is a need for coordinating
the sales of the 400 or more sale;
organizations handling Florida
citrus fruit in fresh and process,'
form, develop a plan for such an
organization or organizations for
presentation to the Florida citr..
industry for study.


Class


Leaders


Object


Class Leaders Oblect








Class Leaders


530 Methods of
Leasing Farm
Land in
Florida


556


Farm Rental
Arrangements
in Florida


562 Consumer
Demand for
Citrus
Products
and Factors
Affecting
that Demand

















578 Consumer
Acceptance
of Waxed
and Colored
Potatoes


Purnell D.E.Alleger









State D.E.Alleger


I~A
Title II


D.C.Kinmel
H.G.Hamilton


IUTA R.E.L.Greene


1, To determine the various types
of farm leases in use in Florida
particularly in the northern
tier counties.
2. To use the information gained
as the basis of a more compre-
hensive study in rental agree-
ments and farm management
problems.

1. To investigate and evaluate the
adjustments in rental arrange-
ments by systems of farming.
2. To determine and evaluate the
contributions and returns of
landlords and tenants under
present and proposed leasing
arrangements.
3. To prepare a lease form or
forms suitable for the systems
of farming in Florida.


1. To develop price-quantity rela-
tionships for specific citrus
products as exhibited by pur-
chase data for particular trade
groups.
2. To determine per capital and
family consumption of specific
citrus products during a giver
week.
3. To determine the influence of
the following factors:
a. Income
b. Desire for citrus products
in general and for specific
citrus products which may
be influenced by:
1. Kind and extent of edu-
cation of the housewife
or head of the house-
hold.
2. Exposure to advertising
media.

To determine of consumers dis-
criminate between potatoes that
are waxed and colored and those
not waxed; and to determine if
waxing and coloring result in an
increase.in amount of potatoes
sold.


Number


Name of
Proo.ect


Object


Class L ......... ctv









iTame of
Project


Part-time
Farming in
Florida


SClass


Leaders


Purnell D.E.Alleger


Object


To determine if part-time
farming project is an effective
utilization of time and of
economic value to the partici-
pating families and of indus-
trialization.


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