ERIC Number: ED367788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
The Skills and Training Needed by Farm Management Researchers in the Future: Discussion. Economics Staff Paper 93-4.
Franklin, Douglas R.
In view of continuing trends in farming and the trend toward increasing farm diversification and specialization, the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and individual researchers have proposed their own lists of the skills that will be needed by farm management researchers in the future. Because farm management research increasingly entails research in the areas of agricultural production, economics, and management, future farm management researchers need the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to ensure their competence in all three fields. Included among the many areas that must be incorporated into programs to train future farm management researchers are the following: economic principles, intermediate economic theory, accounting, agricultural policy, agricultural finance, agricultural marketing, farm and ranch management, agribusiness management, crop production, soils, plant pathology, animal nutrition, livestock production, and animal breeding. Programs to train future farm management researchers should also include an internship component to allow students to learn working skills and gain first-hand knowledge about the industry. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Univ., Brookings.
Note: Paper presented at the National Farm Management Conference, "Future Priorities and Agenda for Farm Management Research" (St. Louis, MO, May 16-18, 1993).