Dairy 7 - Lesson Notes Production Dairy Technology Lesson...

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Unformatted text preview: Lesson Notes Production Dairy Technology Lesson Plan Purpose: The Purpose of this lesson is to expose students to the vast amount of technology used by progressive dairymen. Objectives: 1. Students will understand that a computer is the nerve center of a modern dairy; 2. Students will be able to list and describe examples of software utilized on a modern dairy; 3. Students will be able to identify common office equipment utilized at a dairy; 4. Students will be able to recognize modern milking processes; 5. Students will be able to describe and defend manure management technologies and techniques utilized on modern dairies; and 6. Students will be able to recognize herd management techniques used on a modern dairy. Teks/Taks: TEKS 119.12-Intro. to World Agri Sci & Tech; 119.22-Energy & Environmental Technology; 119;49-Environmental Technology; 119;57-Agri Structures Technology. TAKS - English 1(7) 4(1)(B) 1(7)(F) 1(6)E 2(10)(B) World History 5(WH26)(C) Chemistry 4(9)(B) 5(6)(D) Focus: Raise your hand if you have a cell phone. (Ask to see a students cell phone or have one ready to show) Now, if I asked you to make a call to one of your friends, approximate how long it would take. (Actually have students predict the amount of time it would take to contact a friend.) What if I said that you had to go down to the schools office to make the same call, how long would it take? (Once again, have students approximate time.) Lets now consider that for every minute that you were trying to contact your friend, it cost you five dollars. (Have students determine the cost of each call.) How much time and money would the cell phone save you? Dairymen rely on technology in many of the same ways that we do, but all of their decisions about technology are based upon reducing costs and increasing profits! If a technology will help their dairy become more efficient and cost effective, they become more profitable. Lesson Content: I. The Modern Progressive Dairyman Must Be Able To Recognize And Utilize Available Technologies: A. Computers are a must : 1. The modern dairyman relies heavily on computers to monitor, collect and manage data. 2. A modern dairymans computer is the hub of his/her business. 3. As seen in the diagram, a dairymans computer is at the center of his/her business. Power Point Slides Computer B. Computer Software: 1. A dairyman utilizes numerous software packages, which assist in the management of a modern dairy. Some examples include: a) Internet and e-mail: (1) Both aid in communication and allow the producer to stay current with futures markets, environmental issues, pricing, weather, and...
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