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ERIC Number: ED244131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Growing Vegetables. 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 farm operations and some activities in the lives of six vegetable farmers throughout the United States. The booklet visits the tomato growing of Carl Schneider and his partners and the lettuce growing farm of Norman Martella, both in California. It then includes brief accounts of the operations of the potato farm of Ferrell Palmer of Idaho, the fresh and processing vegetables farm of the Bergums in Wisconsin, the Florida vegetable farm of Johnnie Goodnight, and the small vegetable farm of William James of North Carolina. The booklet then describes a rare market auction in Faison, North Carolina. For each of these operations, the booklet includes some information about the skills needed, the economics involved, and the daily lives of the farmers and their families. Although the booklet focuses on vegetable 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)
Special Programs, Office of Governmental and Public Affairs, USDA, Room 536-A, Washington, DC 20250.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Office of Governmental and Public Affairs.