ERIC Number: ED086810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine Competencies Needed by Employees Entering the Grain, Feed, and Seed Business.
Donahoo, Alvin W.; And Others
The report is one of a series of four Agricultural Manpower Reports to quantify the nature and extent of employment opportunities associated with agribusiness and production agriculture in Montana in 1971 and predicted to 1974. Montana is a major grain-production state and has a large grain, feed, seed, and fertilizer complex offering a wide variety of jobs and requiring a range of knowledge and skills. The study of competencies needed in the grain, feed, and seed industry was a pilot effort to determine problems associated with such a study and to collect competency data from potential employers to establish programs in this area. If was found that competencies deemed important to educators did not correspond closely with those valued by local and regional agribusiness managers. Such personal qualities as liking people and willingness to work were considered important but competencies acquired agricultural courses ranked among the lowest. On the other hand, competencies acquired from nonproduction agriculture courses (e.g., grain grading, business operations, State and federal laws, financing, etc.) ranked highest. Both elevator managers and management respondents believe an effective course of instruction must include an occupational experience program. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena. Div. of Vocational and Occupational Skills.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.
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