beef industry

Outline and 8 references – Tuesday September 28, 2021 (counts for 10% of your total paper grade)
Final paper – Thursday November 18, 2021
 
Instructions:
Pick an industry within animal science (Beef, Dairy, Swine, Poultry, Sheep, Goats or Equine) and write a comprehensive paper that addresses the following topics:
• Economic impact of the industry on US agriculture
• The different segments of the industry/the different production stages of the animal
• Management practices commonly used in the industry (newborn care, feeding, breeding, health related, etc)
• Products marketed by the industry (including exported items)
• Your reflection of the farms we visited, personal experiences, new skills learned and new career opportunities.
Paper Guidelines:
• Must use APA style (double spaced, size 12 font and 1 inch margins)
• Must be a minimum of 1,800 words (not including title page and references)
• Must use a minimum of 8 references cited in APA style (peer reviewed journal articles, extension publications and trade publications). Do not use blogs or websites without credible information.
Audience:
Your agricultural classmates
Purpose:
To inform your classmates about the particular industry you picked (why is it important in the United States, what jobs are available, etc)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outline Template
Title
I. Thesis statement/Introduction
II. Economic impact
a. First point
b. Second point
c. …
III. Industry segments 
a. First point 
b. Second point
c. …
IV. Management practices (this section worth 20 points)
a. First point
b. Second point
c. Third point
d. …
V. Products produced and marketed
a. First point 
b. Second point
c. …
VI. Reflection, personal experience, new skills, career opportunities
a. Reflection
b. Personal Experience
c. New Skills
d. Career Opportunities
VII. Conclusion
 
8 References in APA style
 
Grading Rubric for AGE 116 Term Paper
Total of 100 points

Outline did not address all points and did not include 5 references

Outline was comprehensive but did not include 5 references 

Completed outline turned in on time with 5 references cited

Word count, margins, spacing and font are all incorrect

Two items are formatted incorrectly

One item is formatted incorrectly

Used APA style guidelines outlined above

Correct spelling and grammar

Incomplete sentences. Many spelling errors.

Varying levels of grammar and spelling errors

Varying levels of grammar and spelling errors

Spelling and grammar correct throughout paper

Did not cite any references

Did not cite references correctly and/or used 1-4

Cited at least 8 references properly

Minimally answered 
(i.e. 1-2 sentences) 

Answer consists of a couple items (1-2 paragraphs with theme sentence)

Comprehensive and thought-provoking

Summary of the industry segments

Minimally answered 
(i.e. 1-2 sentences) 

Answer consists of a couple items (1-2 paragraphs with theme sentence)

Comprehensive and thought-provoking

Management practices (20 points maximum)
 
 

Minimally answered 
(i.e. 1-2 sentences) 

Answer consists of a couple items (1-2 paragraphs with theme sentence)

Comprehensive and thought-provoking

Products produced and marketed
 
 

Minimally answered 
(i.e. 1-2 sentences) 

Answer consists of a couple items (1-2 paragraphs with theme sentence)

Comprehensive and thought-provoking

Reflection of local farm visits or personal experiences
 

Minimally answered 
(i.e. 1-2  sentences) 

Answer consists of a couple items (1-2 paragraphs with theme sentence)

Comprehensive and thought-provoking