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ERIC Number: ED010786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 35
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THE PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL STATUS OF OKLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES OVER THE PAST FIVE YEAR PERIOD FROM 1959 TO 1963.
EDINGTON, EVERETT D.; HILL, RONALD E.
OVER A 5-YEAR PERIOD, 4,631 VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES FROM 127 OF OKLAHOMA'S 383 HIGH SCHOOLS WITH A PROGRAM IN THIS AREA WERE STUDIED TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEY WERE TAKING UP FARMING AS AN OCCUPATION OR WERE ENTERING THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING FIELD OF "AGRIBUSINESS," AND TO WHAT EXTENT THESE GRADUATES WERE USING THIS VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TRAINING. THE NUMBER OF GRADUATES IN 1959 WAS 893, COMPARED WITH 950 IN 1963. IT WAS FOUND THAT ABOUT 18 PERCENT OF ALL THE GRADUATES WERE FARMING, ALMOST 11 PERCENT WERE IN OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, AND ABOUT 12 PERCENT WERE ENROLLED IN AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS. THE HIGHER THE "FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA" DEGREE ACHIEVED, THE GREATER CHANCE OF THE GRADUATE ENTERING FARMING AS WELL AS A POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, REMAINING A STATE RESIDENT, AND BEING EMPLOYED. THE PRESENT PROGRAM APPEARS TO BE MEETING THE NEEDS OF BOTH THE 29 PERCENT WHO ARE EITHER FARMING OR IN OFF-FARM OCCUPATIONS AND THE 12 PERCENT ENROLLED IN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES, BUT NOT THE LARGER GROUP OF STUDENTS. (EL)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
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