ERIC Number: ED220608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-17
Reference Count: 0
Comparing Livestock Enterprises for the Optimum Combination of Labor and Capital Resources to Produce Maximum Income. Final Report.
Ratcliff, Dale L.
Designed as a tool for vocational agriculture instructors to use in helping their students plan livestock enterprises that they will use as a part of their supervised occupational experience programs, this microcomputer program enables students to compare livestock enterprises for optimum combination of labor and capital resources to produce maximum income. The program (which was successfully tested on students at California High School in California, Missouri) allows the user to obtain either a video listing or a printed copy of the information that is calculated as a result of the responses to the questions at the beginning of the program. Written in the BASIC language, the program is based upon data obtained from "Farm Business Management Analysis: Analyzing the Farm Business," by Robert Denker, et al. and the "Missouri Farm Planning Handbook, Manual 75." (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Budgeting, Capital, Computer Programs, Farm Management, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Labor Utilization, Livestock, Microcomputers, Money Management, Planning, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Supervised Farm Practice, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in paper copy due to poor type quality in original document. Prepared in the Department of Vocational Agriculture at California High School, Missouri.