ERIC Number: ED024791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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Employment Opportunities and Competencies Needed in Farm Occupations in Selected Counties in Kentucky.
Neel, C.O., Jr.
To identify present and emerging farm occupations and necessary competencies, personal interviews were conducted by teachers of agriculture with a random sample of 329 farm operators in 11 selected counties in Kentucky. Slightly more than 75 percent of the operators interviewed were owners living on a farm. Some population characteristics were: (1) 49.2 percent of the operators managed 151 to 300 acres, (2) The median turnover of operator-owners was 20 years, and (3) 18 percent of the operators eompleted some education beyond high school and 8 percent completed 4 years of college. The relative importance of competencies was determined in the six subject matter areas of (1) animal science, (2) plant science, (3) farm business management and marketing, (4) agricultural mechanics, (5) farmstead buildings, fences, and water systems, and (6) soil and soil management. The most important areas of agricultural knowledge for farm operators and foremen were agricultural mechanics, and soil and soil management. The livestock herdsmen ranked animal science and agricultural mechanics as important areas of knowledge. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Agricultural Education.; Kentucky Research Coordinating Unit, Lexington.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky