ERIC Number: ED024808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Entry Occupations in Off-Farm Agriculture; A Survey and Task Analysis of Entry Level Off-Farm Agricultural Occupations in New York State.
Drake, William E.; Tom, Frederick K.T.
To ascertain the number of entry level off-farm agricultural jobs by specific job title in New York with implications for curriculum development, 1,110 nonpublic employers were contacted from a population of over 7,000 listed by the New York State Department of Labor. A 70 percent return of the employer survey questionnaire and a 28-percent return of the employee questionnaire yielded the following major findings: (1) There were 38,521 projected off-farm agricultural entry level jobs in private industry, with an anticipated growth of 5.2 percent over a 5-year period, (2) Projected increases in new job positions were greatest in the area of horticultural services, (3) Approximately 20 percent of the off-farm agricultural employees are in the age category of 20 years or younger, (4) Job position turnover rates range from 14 to 46 percent, (5) 404 newly created positions and 5,778 replacement positions are anticipated during the next 5 years, (6) 92 different entry level job titles were identified, with dairy plant workers, salesman drivers, and landscape laborers being the three job titles with the largest number of employees, and (8) 14 tasks were identified which were common to 5 or more different job titles. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Agricultural Education Div. at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: New York