ERIC Number: ED070549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Oct
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Inside the Hatch Valley: A Study of a Rural New Mexico Community. Resident Instruction Series No. 1.
McComas, J. D.; And Others
Personnel enrolled in the course Rural Organization and Development at New Mexico State University made an active study of the rural community of Hatch, New Mexico. The results of the study were included in this report, along with some sociological concepts and considerations which may be of use to those in agricultural and extension education. A total of 101 interviews were conducted to gather information in the areas of churches, schools, business, agriculture, and civic organizations. Major findings of the study were that many people in the various churches were not ready for federation of churches even though membership and finances were problems, that communication between the school system and the community appeared to be an important problem, that many purchasers felt that they should patronize local merchants, that labor and water problems were the most frequently cited agricultural problems, and that 40% of the interviewees were not aware of activities being conducted by civic organizations. Copies of the interview schedules used are appended to the report. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico