ERIC Number: ED244125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
People on the Farm: Corn and Hog Farming.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Office of Governmental and Public Affairs.
This booklet provides information on corn and hog farming on a small farm through a profile of a farm family. According to the profile, John and Mary Miller and their three children are a comfortable family operating a corn and hog farm in Iowa. John, the principal farmer, uses a variety of skills in management, veterinary science, soil science, agriculture, computers, business, and science as he goes about his tasks of breeding and raising hogs and raising corn for their feed. Mary, his wife, leads a typical suburban life, driving the children to school functions, teaching piano lessons, being available for farm errands, preparing meals, and doing housework. The children are engaged in school activities and planning to further their education. The booklet uses a description of the typical daily activities of this family to provide information on the work skills, lifestyle, income, and values needed by persons who are successful in such a career. The booklet is illustrated with photographs of the Millers at work and recreation on their farm. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Skills, Animal Husbandry, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Family Environment, Family Income, Farm Management, Farmers, Field Crops, Job Skills, Profiles, Rural Youth, Secondary Education, Values
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 through 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.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa