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ERIC Number: ED211756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.