ERIC Number: ED244126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Broiler Growers. People on the Farm.
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 life of the Maurice Layton family, broiler (chicken) growers in Mississippi. Beginning with early morning chores, the booklet traces the family's activities through a typical day while explaining how a broiler farm operates. Although the booklet focuses on broiler growing, 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, Animal Husbandry, Business Skills, Career Choice, Career Education, 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 through the Photography Division, GPA, USDA, Washington, DC 20250 ($30.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Office of Governmental and Public Affairs.