Fifteen students at each of 49 responding colleges of NASULGC were asked to give their views regarding the potential impact of increased urban and female enrollments on their academic training and future employment. Most non-farm males and females seek farm experience training to help them prepare themselves for jobs in agronomy because more than one-third of them feel disadvantaged compared to farm males and females. Over three-fourths of agronomy enrollees consider the question of farm vs. city background an important problem in job placement whereas fewer than half of these students consider the question sex (male vs. female) an important problem in getting a job. Class sizes in the Northeast states especially are restricting student opportunities to receive individual aid. e.g., field trips, teacher-student interaction.



urban students, female students, agronomy courses, student views

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