ERIC Number: ED115791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Determination of a Common Core of Basic Skills for Agribusiness and Natural Resources. Final Report.
McCracken, J. David; Yoder, Edgar P.
The purpose of the project was to identify a common core of basic skills for agribusiness and natural resources instruction in vocational education. This objective was undertaken through an inventory of 28 tasks and 28 occupational surveys. Completed task inventories were made for 28 representative occupations in agribusiness and natural resources: daily farmer, swine farmer, beef farmer, horse farm hand, grain farmer, forage producer, commercial vegetable producer, farm manager (owner-operator), feed salesman, feed mill worker, bulk fertilizer plant worker, chemical application equipment operator, animal health assistant, agricultural-industrial equipment mechanic, agricultural-industrial equipment set-up and delivery man, agricultural-industrial equipment partsman, tree service worker, floral designer, greenhouse worker, retail landscape and garden center salesman, horticultural firm equipment mechanic (small gas engines), park worker, buildings and grounds foreman, soil conservation aide, sawmill worker, all-round logger, meat cutter, and dairy plant worker. The final report does not include specific findings but discusses briefly project goals, procedures, results, and conclusions. Specific findings relating to each of the occupational surveys of the 28 occupations and findings relating to tasks common within the four taxonomies of agricultural production; agricultural business, supply, and service; agricultural mechanics; and horticulture are all reported separately in related project documents. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Note: For related document, see CE 005 615, and for the specific occupations, see CE 005 616-643