ERIC Number: ED177328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Agricultural Manpower Project Update. Preliminary [Report]. (A Review of Existing and Projected Job Titles in Montana Agricultural Production, Agricultural Supplies and Services, Ag Mechanics, Ornamental Horticulture, Ag Resources, Ag Products, and Forestry Businesses).
Amberson, Max L.; And Others
To determine the nature and extent of rural youth and adult educational and employment opportunities, this study assessed existing and projected job titles in agricultural production and the agribusiness sector of Montana's economy. Using job position taxonomies identified by the United States Office of Education, two survey instruments were prepared. A total of 433 (31%) agricultural production survey instruments were returned with 283 producers indicating that they used either part-time or full-time labor. Agricultural production job titles with the greatest number of employees were (1) general livestock worker, (2) general crops and livestock worker, (3) farm machinery operator, (4) agricultural mechanics, (5) combination foreman, and (6) general crops worker. A total of 386 usable agribusiness questionnaires were returned indicating that the only overall decrease in positions appears in agricultural products part-time positions. The lowest mean full-time salary appeared in ornamental horticulture, and the highest full-time salary appeared in agricultural products. In addition, the majority of positions surveyed did not require extensive previous experience and could be filled by persons with the appropriate education levels who could be trained on the job. (The survey questionnaire is appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.
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