ERIC Number: ED086877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Planning Occupational Programs in Farm Production and Management.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
Intended for personnel in charge of establishing and conducting programs in farm production and management, the guide reflects the changes in farming by emphasizing farm business management and farm mechanization. The introductory chapter suggests criteria for selecting students and lists some of the occupations for which the program will provide preparation. The second chapter cites various areas of study and suggested content for each. It is recommended that each course of study contain four basic areas: orientation, supervised occupational experience programs, leadership training, and applied mechanics in agriculture. The following areas would be emphasized according to local occupational needs: field and forage crops, vegetable crops, apple production, grape production, soil science, livestock, farm business management, and farm business economics. Chapter Three contains suggestions for planning facilities--space allocations, classrooms, applied mechanics and land laboratories--for the program. Suggestions for selecting equipment and supplies with a list of necessary items comprise Chapter Four. The final chapter lists instructional materials available. The textbook and reference book section is divided into subject areas. Periodicals, audiovisual aids, teaching aids, bulletins, and various sources of educational materials are also listed. (AG)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Supplies, Agricultural Trends, Curriculum Guides, Educational Programs, Equipment, Facility Planning, Farm Management, Farm Occupations, Instructional Materials, Program Development, Units of Study, Young Farmer Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.