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Agriculture & Natural Resources

Unit Originally Created By: Karen Dalton-Wemp

The California Agricultural Record Book

Part of Course: Agriscience/Intro to Ag Model

Unit Overview / Details

This unit contains lessons on components, entering information, completing the record book as well as how to use the record book for awards and recognition.

Content / Concepts

  • components of the California Agricultural Record Book
  • recording data into the record book
  • reconciling the record book accounts
  • using the record book for related award applications

Instructional Hours

Classroom
10 Hours

CTE Standards

Lessons in this Unit

  • In this lesson students will learn about the importance of keeping records and the purpose of the California Agriculture Record Book.  They will also start their very own book and complete their cover page.

    One Lesson
    50 Minutes
  • In this lesson students will learn about the purpose and importance of budgeting. They will complete a sample budget for the record book.  They will understand the differences between income and expenses and be able to list examples of each.

    Lesson Time
    50 Minutes
  • This lesson will help students learn how to write a thorough, well-written ownership agreement that clearly identifies necessary items such as equipment , land , buildings , management , capital and profit/loss .  Business agreements must be written in a clear, concise manner so that others who read the business agreement will have an accurate picture of the student's Supervised Agriculture Experience program. 

  • This lesson will help students learn how to write a thorough, well-written placement business agreement that clearly identifies the student's responsibilities and how the employer will assist the student to ensure that the SAE program is successful.  Business agreements must be written in a clear, concise manner so that others who read the business agreement will have an accurate picture of the student's Supervised Agriculture Experience program. 

  • This lesson will teach students the difference between the three different groups of inventory used in the California Agriculture Record Book --- Current/Operating Inventory, Non-Current/Capital Non-Depreciable Property and Non-Current/Capital Depreciable Property.  

    90 Minutes
  • As students progress through the FFA, it is imparative that they keep detailed records of their participation in FFA activities at the chapter, sectional, regional, state and national levels.  They should also record their school and community service activities for later reference.  This information is critical as students apply for advanced degrees, awards and scholarships.  This lesson will help students understand how to accurately record various types of FFA, school and community service activities in their record book.  Detailed explanation will be given as to what types of activities should be entered in each area as well how to record information. 

    90 Minutes
  • In this lesson students will learn about the purpose and importance of a financial statement. They will learn about basic terminology and principles in creating a net worth statement.

    One Class Period
    50 Minutes
  • This lesson will provide understanding of the purpose and importance of the income summary. Students will use a sample problem to complete an income summary. 

    One Class Period
    50 Minutes
  • In our busy world the only way to remember and keep track of FFA project events and dates is to write it down.  That is what the calendar is for and once students begin to realize the value of using a calendar, they will always use one for their planning.  The FFA calendar has three purposes; student FFA project (SAE), FFA activities, and personal dates.

    Lesson
    50 Minutes
  • The journal is the heart of the record book where all the meat and potatoes from each SAE come together for the student to enter their hours as well as expenses and receipts for their placement or ownership projects, including unpaid placement.  This is a lesson to help students complete their journal accurately and with precision.   

    2 class periods
    50 Minutes
  • The lesson is designed to put pencil to paper and practice the art of record keeping.  Students will have a practice problem to sort through journal entries to determine where and how each entry belongs.

    two class periods
    50 Minutes
  • This lesson will try to clear up the ambiguity in how to record gifts, transfer 4H projects into FFA, and help teachers as well as students understand this tricky portion of the record book.

    one class period
    50 Minutes