NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED012302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 104
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A STUDY OF OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS IN NEW YORK STATE.
CUSHMAN, HAROLD R.; AND OTHERS
THE STUDY ATTEMPTED TO DETERMINE (1) WHAT THE OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS WERE, (2) THE PROPORTION OF TIME DEVOTED TO USE OF AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES IN THESE OCCUPATIONS, (3) THE NUMBER OF PERSONS EMPLOYED IN SUCH OCCUPATIONS, (4) THE LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT IN WHICH OCCUPATIONS ARE FOUND, (5) THE OUTLOOK FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THESE JOBS, (6) THE AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES NEEDED BY THE WORKERS, AND (7) THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH OCCUPATIONS. A STRATIFIED-RANDOM SAMPLE OF THE POPULATION INCLUDED 16 OF THE 260 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NEW YORK STATE OFFERING INSTRUCTION IN AGRICULTURE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR 1963-64 AND TWO SELECTED SCHOOL DISTRICTS OUT OF SEVERAL LOCATED IN THE ADIRONDACK AREA. A TOTAL OF 541 BUSINESSES OR SERVICES IN THE 16 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND 53 BUSINESSES IN THE ADIRONDACK AREA WERE INTERVIEWED. SOME CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS WERE CONCENTRATED MOST HEAVILY IN SERVICE AND RETAIL SALES, (2) AN ESTIMATED 28,685 FULL-TIME AND 16,841 PART-TIME WORKERS WERE EMPLOYED IN OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS IN THE 260 SCHOOL DISTRICTS, (3) EMPLOYERS' ESTIMATES INDICATED A GROWTH RATE OF 19 PERCENT FOR FULL-TIME WORKERS AND 13 PERCENT FOR PART-TIME WORKERS BETWEEN 1964 AND 1969, AND (4) A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION WAS SUFFICIENT FOR FULL-TIME WORKERS IN THE VAST MAJORITY OF OCCUPATIONS. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH ARE INCLUDED. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: Adirondack Mountains; New York (Ithaca)