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ERIC Number: ED034886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 313
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Education for Off-Farm Agricultural Occupations in Nevada.
Christensen, Howard Harward
To further the development of agricultural education in Nevada, a study was conducted to determine the number and kinds of employees and opportunities, and the factors which inhibit or enhance agricultural education, and to make suggestions for program improvement and adjustment. Personal interviews were held with 363 firms and 30 government agencies. An analysis and summary of the data provided by the 148 companies having employees needing agricultural training and/or background revealed the following findings: (1) Nevada had fewer employees who needed an agricultural background and/or training than the national average, (2) The ratio of people in production agriculture to individuals in off-farm agricultural occupations was higher, (3) Nevada also had a higher ratio of employees in government service who needed an agricultural background, (4) Most of the off-farm agricultural employment opportunities were in the service function, (5) There was a need for 2-year technical programs, and (6) A high percentage of students will probably move to either the Las Vegas or Reno area. It was recommended that curriculums in vocational agriculture be planned to meet the needs of students who are seeking employment outside the isolated valleys in which most schools are located. This Ph. D. thesis was submitted to the Ohio State University. (DM)
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Identifiers: Nevada