Since 1970, the number and percentage of women and urban students enrolling in college agricultural curricula across the nation has risen rapidly. According to the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges only 20 percent of agricultural students were women in 1973 as compared to 30 percent in 1979. The percentage of farm students has also decreased on most agricultural college campuses. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has experienced these enrollment trends, with 1980 statistics indicating 22 percent farm background students and 41 percent women students.
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