ERIC Number: ED244130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Black Families. 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 two black farm families, the Minisees of Michigan and the Sims brothers of Arkansas. Beginning with early morning chores, the booklet describes some of the chores they do in running their diversified farms and how they got started in farming. Although the booklet focuses on black farmers, 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, Blacks, 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.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Office of Governmental and Public Affairs.
Note: For related documents, see CE 038 960-969.