ERIC Number: ED170563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Occupations in Agriculture: Impact upon Curricula and People, Part I. Yolo County, 1979. Final Report.
California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Applied Behavioral Sciences.
A study was conducted to identify competencies needed by workers in new and emerging occupations in agriculture; to identify occupations in agriculture that are on the decline and occupations that may no longer be needed; to work toward the elimination of sex bias in preparation for entry into occupations in agriculture; and to assess the attitudes and opinions of employees on the future of women and minorities in agriculture. Questionnaires were used to interview representative samples of employers in agricultural enterprises in Yolo County, California: fifty interviews of owner-operators of commercial farms and fifty employers and employees in agriculturally related businesses (such as chemicals, farm equipment, and food processing). Two end products resulted: a report on employment in agriculture in Yolo County, and a description of forty-one jobs in agriculture (contained in CE 021 372). Among the findings are the following: (1) speaking and writing skills, knowledge of production agriculture, and business management were all highly rated competencies; (2) the decline in the need for laborers continues but is expected to level off; and (3) over half of the employers indicated that those of Mexican ancestry could be trained/educated to handle any job in agriculture, whereas less than a quarter felt that women could. (CT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Applied Behavioral Sciences.
Identifiers: California (Yolo County)
Note: For a related document see CE 021 372