ERIC Number: ED244128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Growing Wheat. 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 Don Riffel family, wheat farmers in Kansas. Beginning with early morning, the booklet traces the family's activities through a typical harvesting day in July, while explaining how a wheat farm is run. The booklet also briefly describes the wheat growing operation of Stan Timmermann of Oregon and the wheat harvesting business of Buster Finneman of North Dakota. Although the booklet focuses on wheat farming, 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, 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.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Office of Governmental and Public Affairs.