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ERIC Number: ED019454
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 23
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AGRICULTURE IS MORE THAN FARMING, A LOOK AT OPPORTUNITIES AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS.
National Association of Agricultural Education Supervisors.; American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, St. Paul, MN.; National Vocational Agricultural Teachers' Association, Lincoln, NE.
FARMING, INCLUDING RANCHING, IS AMERICA'S LARGEST AND MOST BASIC INDUSTRY. AGRICULTURE IS MORE THAN FARMING, INVOLVING MILLIONS OF PERSONS IN FARM-RELATED OCCUPATIONS WHO FURNISH SUPPLIES AND SERVICES TO FARMERS AND WHO MARKET, TRANSPORT, PROCESS, AND SELL FARM PRODUCED GOODS. OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGRICULTURALLY-TRAINED PERSONS EXTEND THROUGHOUT THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY. REPRESENTATIVE OCCUPATIONS ARE (1) FARM OPERATORS, (2) FARM MANAGERS, (3) SERVICE PERSONNEL, (4) PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS, (5) PROVIDERS OF FINANCE, (6) EDUCATION, REGULATORY, AND ADVISORY PERSONNEL, (7) PROCESSORS OF FARM GOODS, AND (8) CONTRACTORS AND BUYERS OF FARM PRODUCTS. NEARLY 10,000 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES OFFER VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE INSTRUCTION UNDER A PROGRAM FINANCED COOPERATIVELY BY FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE EMBRACES SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MANAGEMENT, PROVIDES LEADERSHIP TRAINING THROUGH THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA ORGANIZATION, AND SERVES (1) HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PREPARING TO FARM, ENTER OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, OR PURSUE ADVANCED STUDY IN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES, (2) YOUNG MEN OUT OF SCHOOL WHO ARE STRIVING TO BECOME ESTABLISHED IN FARMING, AND (3) FARMERS AND FARM WORKERS WHO WISH TO IMPROVE THEIR PROFICIENCY. A CHART GIVING INFORMATION ABOUT SEVEN AREAS OF AGRICULTURE IN EACH STATE IS INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR 15 CENTS FROM THE FUTURE FARMERS' SUPPLY SERVICE, P.O. BOX 1180, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Agricultural Education Supervisors.; American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, St. Paul, MN.; National Vocational Agricultural Teachers' Association, Lincoln, NE.
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