ERIC Number: ED022879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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An Analysis of Activities in Farmstead Mechanization Experienced by Selected Farmers and Associated Businesses, with Implications for Vocational-Technical Education in Agriculture.
Jacobs, Clinton O.
The investigation was conducted to analyze selected activities in farmstead mechanization as experienced by farmers and associated businesses and to interpret the findings. Data were obtained from Kansas Farm Management Association records and by interviews with 30 selected farmers with functional mechanized farmsteads, 18 dealers, and 16 manufacturers' representatives closely identified with the distribution of mechanized farmstead equipment. The interview consisted of a checklist for recording volume of materials handled, equipment used, opinions on selected questions, and an evaluation of 80 knowledge and ability factors in farmstead mechanization. Some findings were: (1) The selected farmers derived most of their gross income from livestock, (2) The average materials handled per farm annually was nearly 3,200 tons, and (3) No difference in means was found when farmers were compared on income from crops and supplies, and total acres owned, rented, or crop acres rented. The significant difference in mean rank by which farmers, dealers, and manufacturers' representatives evaluated farmstead mechanization activities suggested that there may be differences in training requirements for level of employment. Although employment opportunities with dealers were limited, future business opportunities appeared promising. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to The University of Missouri.(WB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Machinery Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Farm Management, Farmers, Job Skills, Occupational Surveys, Technical Education
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