THEME: AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
PREVIOUS LESSON – Poultry Chickens III – Sign of ill – health in Chicken (Primary 6)
TOPIC: FARM RECORDS
1. Meaning of Farm Records
2. Types of Farm Records
3. Importance of Farm Records
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
1. explain farm records;
2. list the types of farm records.
3. state the importance of farm records;
The pupils are required to already have learned sign of ill-health in chickens.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of Charts of farm livestock.
METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
Course Book – Basic Agriculture for Primary Schools
All Relevant Material
Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Agriculture Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION
MEANING OF FARM RECORD
A farm record is a document (in most cases a book) that is used to keep account of different activities, events, materials etc. regarding the farm operations.
Most Nigerian and African farmers don’t keep farm records and accounts, so they have poor farm management.
Mainly, it is influenced by the fact that most of the farmers in Nigeria are illiterates and can hardly read or write.
TYPES OF FARM RECORDS
There are different types of farm records a farmer should keep to run a successful farm business. They include:
1. Daily farm records
2. Records of farm implements and equipment
3. Record of agricultural inputs
4. Records of livestock and livestock products
5. Records of animal feeds
6. Production records
7. Records for farm use
8. Farm expenditure records
9. Workers records
10. Vehicle records
11. Sales record
REASONS WHY FARMER KEEP FARM RECORDS
1. Farm records help a farmer to keep stock and manage each aspect of the farm properly.
2. They are important for planning and budgeting. They provides a farmer with enough information needed for proper planning and budgeting at every point in time.
3. They help farmers know the progress and contributions of each aspect of the farm to its overall success.
4. They are important for proper farm management.
5. They can be very helpful when a farmer needs to access financial aids from banks or other financial institutions.
REVISION AND WEEK 6 LESSON ASSESSMENT
As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1 To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
2. Guides class discussion on meaning (types) and Importance of farm records.
Pupils’ activities – participate actively in class discussion on farm records.
3. Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Visit the nearest farm to ask and examine different farm records.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- Next Lesson – Revision on Week 2
1. explain farm records.
2. list 5 types of farm records.
3. state 4 importance of farm records.