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FARMSTEAD AESTHETICS AS A PART OF LIVESTOCK FACILITIES PLANNING
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 110-114 in Swine Housings II Proceedings of the 12-15 October 2003 Conference (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA), Publication Date 12 October 2003. 701P1303.(doi:10.13031/2013.15475)
Authors: K. Mancl, J. Beiler, and G. Arnold
Keywords: family farm, extension program, education, rural landscape
Problems in farm families can arise from differing priorities, attitudes and commitments. Farm families need help with farm planning. When the members of the family all know what is expected in the future, they’re better able to cope, even if they do not they do not like all of the plans. The goal of this program was to develop a comprehensive educational program in farmstead planning for the family where farmstead aesthetics was an integral part of the planning. Families learned how to examine their farmstead and describe the view from neighbors and passers-by prospective. Strategies for improving the view were developed using 4 principles; openness, ordered/natural, productive and in concert with nature.
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