ERIC Number: ED211756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Getting Down to Business: Dairy Farming, Module 6. [Student Guide]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.
McBain, Susan L.
This module on owning and operating a dairy farm is one of 36 in a series on entrepreneurship. The introduction tells the student what topics will be covered and suggests other modules to read in related occupations. Each unit includes student goals, a case study, and a discussion of the unit subject matter. Learning activities are divided into individual activities, discussion questions, and a group activity. Units (and subject matter) in this module are planning your business (personal qualities; products and customers; legal requirements); choosing a location (distance from town; amount of land needed; water; buildings and equipment); getting money to start (description of business; statement of financial need); being in charge (dividing the work; hiring a worker); setting prices (operating expenses; profit needed or wanted; demand for products; competition); marketing farm products (marketing process; marketing milk; the price of milk); keeping farm records (record of milk sales; record of expenses; records on the herd); buying and keeping track of supplies (choosing suppliers; ordering supplies; inventory card); and keeping your business successful (profit and loss statement; profit ratio and expense ratio; increasing net profits). A summary and quiz complete the document. (A teacher's guide is available for this module.) (CT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advertising, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Dairy Farmers, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Marketing, Money Management, Recordkeeping, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706 (Order No. ETC100D1, $6.00. 25% discount on 100 or more of same title. Complete set--ETC100--$200.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Entrepreneurship; Small Businesses
Note: For related documents see CE 031 026-101 and CE 031 324.