Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Geography and Geology
The issue of absentee ownership of farm land has become increasingly important to the people of Nebraska. At the time of this writing, a movement is underway to seek a constitutional amendment that would prohibit further land acquisition by nonfamily-owned corporations. The movement is led by such organizations as the Nebraska Farmers Union and the National Farmers Organization. Several surrounding states, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas, already have enacted similar laws. This study examines the nature and extent of absentee farm ownership in Antelope County, Nebraska, for the purpose of assessing the impact of absentee ownership. In other words, is there a discernible difference between local ownership and absentee ownership of farm land?
Hansen, Lyle W., "Some aspects of the nature and extent of absentee land ownership in Antelope County, Nebraska" (1982). Student Work. 700.