ERIC Number: ED115795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
An Empirical Determination of Tasks Essential to Successful Performance as a Swine Farmer. Determination of a Common Core of Basic Skills in Agribusiness and Natural Resources.
Byrd, J. Rick; And Others
To improve vocational educational programs in agriculture, occupational information on a common core of basic skills within the occupational area of the swine farmer is presented in the revised task inventory survey. The purpose of the occupational survey was to identify a common core of basic skills which are performed and are essential for success in the occupation. Objectives were accomplished by constructing an initial task inventory to identify duty areas and task statements for the occupation. The initial task inventory was reviewed by consultants in the field, and 287 tasks were identified. A random sample of 75 swine farmers based on the 1974-75 directory of the Ohio Young Farmers Association, Inc. was obtained. Data were collected utilizing a questionnaire. Thirty-five questionnaires were returned of which 32 were usable. A compilation of basic sample background information is presented on the size and type of swine operation, years as a swine farmer, and preparation as a swine farmer. A compilation of duty areas of work performed and work essential for the occupation is given. Percentage performance by incumbent workers and the average level of importance of specific task statements are presented in tabular form. (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.