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ERIC Number: ED020313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 15
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SOME TRAINING AND SERVICES NEEDED IN AGRICULTURE. MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATION NO. 966.
CAMPBELL, PROCTOR
THERE WILL BE A CONTINUING AND INCREASING NEED FOR TECHNICAL TRAINING AND SERVICES DURING THE NEXT 10 TO 20 YEARS TO FULFILL FARMERS' REQUIREMENTS IN PRODUCING, HARVESTING, AND MARKETING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND FOR DEVELOPING AND OPERATING NONAGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES BY FARMERS IN RURAL AREAS. THIS NEED IS APPARENT IN THE AREAS OF MANAGEMENT, LAND USE, FIELD CROPS, FOREST PRODUCTS, LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, HARVESTING, PROCESSING, AND MARKETING. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN AGRICULTURE HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT UNPRECEDENTED CHANGES IN FARMS AND FARMING IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE PAST TWO DECADES, AND CONTINUED CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE OF FARMING AND IN HANDLING FARM PRODUCTS ARE INEVITABLE. THE APPLICATION OF PRESENT KNOWLEDGE AND NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS WILL LEAD TO MORE SPECIALIZATION IN FARM OPERATIONS, MORE ACRES OPERATED PER FARM, LARGER ECONOMIC INPUTS, AND INCREASED MECHANIZATION. LAND AND LABOR INPUTS FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION WILL CONTINUE TO DECLINE. THE USE OF LAND FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES WILL CONTINUE TO GROW. AS THE FARM EVOLUTION CONTINUES, MANY YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS MUST SEEK EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE OF FARMING. FARMERS' TRAINING NEEDS WILL CHANGE MORE TO BASIC SCIENCE SUBJECTS, MANAGEMENT, AND MARKETING AS THE SHIFT CONTINUES TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF FARM PRODUCTION INPUTS. THE NEEDS FOR TRAINING WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT AWAY FROM FARM TO BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT SUPPLY PRODUCTION INPUTS ON A FEE OR CONTRACTUAL BASIS. TRAINING AND SERVICES IN SOME AREAS WILL BECOME OBSOLETE WHILE NEEDS ARE DEVELOPING IN OTHER AREAS FOR NEW AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRAINING AND SERVICES. THE APPENDIXES LIST KINDS OF TRAINING AND SERVICES FARMERS WILL NEED IN 10 TO 20 YEARS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS A138--966 FOR 15 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
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