By S. A. WITZEL*
Traditional as the American farm is, simple as it is commonly thought to be, still here it is that forces so great and so numerous are at work that its scope would provide material for volumes. To cover the subject briefly is beyond the scope of this treatise. Through a series of publications the United States Department of Agriculture has in recent years prepared a very thorough going report on the different phases of agriculture.
The writer, being mainly interested in farm structures and finding the subject of farm structures conspicuous by its absence in many of the governmental reports is of the opinion that here is an extremely vital link in the chain of developments creating a new agriculture. Perhaps this is because we need more basic research and more development in the farm structures field. Certainly, in the study and development of the farmstead one must take into consideration all of the forces at work on agriculture. Only in this way can the planning of the modern farmstead, its layout, buildings, utilities, conveniences and pleasant surroundings be fully developed. Many of the developments in agriculture relate back to the community and____________________