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ERIC Number: ED431082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 171
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Farm Management and Leadership. Level 1. Level 2. Level 3. Support Materials for Agricultural Training.
Batman, Kangan; Gadd, Nick; Lucas, Michele
This publication contains the three communication skills units of the three levels of Support Materials for Agricultural Training (SMAT) in farm management and leadership: Level 1 (starting), 2 (continuing), and 3 (completing). The units are designed to help the learner with the reading, writing, and spoken communication skills needed to deal with farm management. SMAT materials can be used by the individual, with a mentor, or in a group or class. An introduction describes how to use the materials, types of activities, and materials needed. Four types of activities are found in the communication unit: key word activities, reading activities, writing activities, and spoken communication activities. Model answers are provided. Topics covered in Level 1 are application forms, application forms--longer answers, interviews, scanning the classified ads, get to the point, farm management in a drought, and letters. Topics covered in Level 2 include the following: farm plans, farm mission statements, export grants, applications for funding, women and farm management, meetings, fruit industry tariffs, and formal letters. Topics covered in Level 3 are as follows: sustainable property plans, working with others, talking quality, marketing your produce, mission statements and objectives, and social issues. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia