ERIC Number: ED244127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Growing Oranges. 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 lives of three orange growers in Florida and one in California. Two of the Florida orange growers also have other jobs, one as manager of a citrus cooperative and the other as a citrus insurance salesman. The operations of orange groves, the care and picking of oranges, and how oranges are processed are explained in the booklet. Although the booklet focuses on orange 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, Agronomy, Business Skills, Career Choice, Career Education, Cooperatives, Economics, Farm Accounts, Farm Management, Farm Occupations, Farmers, Field Crops, Government Role, Harvesting, Horticulture, Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Life Style, Occupational Information, Rural Youth, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 001-003-00034-8). A slide/cassette presentation developed to accompany this unit is available through the Photography Division, Governmental and Public Affairs Office, 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.