ERIC Number: ED244129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Dairying. People on the Farm. [Revised].
Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Office of Governmental and Public Affairs.
This booklet, one in a series about life on modern farms, describes the daily lives of two dairy farm families, the Schwartzbecks and the Bealls of Maryland. Beginning with early morning milking, the booklet traces the farm families through their daily work and community activities, explaining how a modern dairy farm is run. Although this booklet focuses on dairy farming, it includes discussion of major topics that are common to all of the booklets: (1) farming as a business, (2) the impact of technology on farming, (3) the increasing specialization in farming, (4) the role of government in agriculture, (5) the diversity in farming, (6) the interdependence between agriculture and the rest of the economy, and (7) the way of life of farmers and their families. The booklet is illustrated with black and white photographs. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Business Skills, Career Choice, Career Education, Dairy Farmers, Economics, Farm Accounts, Farm Management, Farm Occupations, Farmers, Government Role, Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Life Style, Occupational Information, Rural Youth, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Special Programs, Office of Governmental and Public Affairs, USDA, Room 536-A, Washington, DC 20250. A slide/cassette presentation developed to accompany this unit is available from the Photography Division, GPA, USDA, Washington, DC 20250 ($29.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Office of Governmental and Public Affairs.
Note: For related documents, see CE 038 960-969.