ERIC Number: ED342979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-17
Reference Count: N/A
Infusing Commodity Marketing into the Agriculture Curriculum. Final Report.
Northeast Arkansas Educational Cooperative, Strawberry.
A project was conducted in Arkansas to infuse commodity marketing content into the agriculture curriculum. Thirty-three schools were selected to participate in the program; teachers from those schools attended a 2-day inservice program presented by a state coordinator for the project. The state coordinator also provided supervision and technical assistance for the project, developed a resource list, developed guidelines for teaching commodity marketing, and evaluated the project. The primary objective of the marketing activity was to teach students about economics through the futures market. Students studied the decision-making processes involved in marketing farm commodities, how to manage risks, how to identify economic factors affecting farm commodities, and how to develop economic reasoning. The course content was infused in agriculture courses during a semester; student teams then competed in projects and written tests, with prizes being awarded. The project was regarded as successful by almost all the teachers, with more than half wanting to make commodity marketing a separate course in the future. (Appendixes include evaluation forms, a list of schools participating in the project, newspaper clippings, and a resource manual.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Arkansas Educational Cooperative, Strawberry.