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ERIC Number: ED015245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 92
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SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FINDINGS IN OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
AS A RESULT OF TWO CONFERENCES HELD IN 1963-64, INTERVIEW-TYPE SURVEYS OF EMPLOYMENT NEEDS IN OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES WERE CONDUCTED IN 26 STATES IN 1964. THE ANALYSIS OF THE FINDINGS RESULTED IN THIS SYNTHESIS. INFORMATION IS GIVEN ON -- (1) NUMBERS OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED, (2) PRESENT NUMBER, ESTIMATED INCREASE, OCCUPATIONAL GROUP AND LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT OF WORKERS NEEDING AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES, (3) OCCUPATIONAL TITLES, (4) GROUPS OF AGRICULTURAL COMPETENCIES, AND (5) SALARIES, EDUCATIONAL AND AGE REQUIREMENTS, AND BACKGROUND PREFERRED. BRIEF SUMMARIES OF THE STATE STUDIES ARE GIVEN. FINDINGS WERE -- (1) ALMOST HALF OF THOSE EMPLOYED NEEDED EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE WITH A 20 PERCENT INCREASE EXPECTED IN FIVE YEARS, (2) THE GREATEST NEED FOR AGRICULTURALLY TRAINED EMPLOYEES WILL BE IN AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES SALES AND SERVICES, AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY SALES AND SERVICES, ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE SERVICES, AND LIVESTOCK AND CROP FOOD PRODUCTS MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION, (3) COMPETENCY NEEDS ARE DETERMINED BY THE PRODUCTS HANDLED BY THE BUSINESS, (4) SUBJECTS TAUGHT TO STUDENTS PREPARING FOR PRODUCTION FARMING ARE ALSO NEEDED, (5) VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE MAY SUPPORT OR BE SUPPORTED BY OTHER VOCATIONAL SUBJECTS IN MANY INSTANCES, (6) SALESMANSHIP, HUMAN RELATIONS, AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ARE COMPETENCIES NEEDED BY ALL EMPLOYEES, AND (7) BEGINNING SALARIES AND WAGES FOR SERVICE WORKERS ARE RELATIVELY LOW. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
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