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ERIC Number: ED016825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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STUDY OF AGRICULTURALLY RELATED OCCUPATIONS IN SELECTED COUNTIES OF IDAHO.
RICHMAN, ROBERT W.
OVER 700 INTERVIEWS OF AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES WERE CONDUCTED IN BONNEVILLE, BANNOCK, LATAH, CANYON, GEM, AND PAYETTE COUNTIES TO IDENTIFY AGRICULTURALLY RELATED OCCUPATIONS AND VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE NEEDS. THE BUSINESSES WERE CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR GROUPS RANGING FROM HIGHLY RELATED TO AGRICULTURE TO NONAGRICULTURAL. WITHIN EACH BUSINESS, EACH SPECIFIC OCCUPATION WAS RATED AS TO WHETHER AN AGRICULTURAL BACKGROUND WAS NECESSARY OR ONLY DESIRABLE. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) APPROXIMATELY 25 DISTINCT TYPES OF BUSINESSES WERE IDENTIFIED AS HIGHLY RELATED TO AGRICULTURE, (2) ABOUT AN EQUAL NUMBER WERE CONSIDERED STRONGLY SUPPORTIVE TO AGRICULTURE, (3) SOME 35 OTHERS HAD A MORE CASUAL OR OCCASIONAL RELATIONSHIP TO AGRICULTURE, AND (4) A TOTAL OF 250 AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS WERE IDENTIFIED. THE STUDY SHOWED THAT EXTENSIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TRAINING OF AGRARIAN WORKERS WERE NEEDED PARTICULARLY IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND SALES RELATIONS. THE IMPORTANCE OF AGRARIAN OCCUPATIONS WAS STRONGLY REAFFIRMED. SOME RECOMMENDATIONS WERE TO EMPHASIZE THE VALUE AND RESPECT OF AGRARIAN OCCUPATIONS AND THE AVAILABILITY OF AGRARIAN POSITIONS AND ADVANCEMENT POSSIBILITIES, AND TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR STUDENTS TO CONCENTRATE ON ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF AGRICULTURE RATHER THAN ON THE COMPLETE RANGE FROM HIGHLY-RELATED TO AGRICULTURE TO NONAGRICULTURAL ASPECTS. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN LISTS OF BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS, THE MANUAL FOR INTERVIEWERS, A SUMMARY OF OCCUPATIONS, AND THE DESIGN AND STATISTICAL CONSIDERATIONS. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Idaho Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Moscow.
Identifiers: IDAHO