Undergraduate education in agriculture has undergone numerous changes over the years in response to the ever changing nature of the agricultural sector. Universities have responded to these changes by revising curricula, developing new methods of delivery, and addition of new programs designed to better prepare graduates for their role in the work force. The forecast is for even more change in the agricultural sector in the future. Johnson and Wittwer have indicated that the changes projected in the next fifty years will require substantial increase in the use of highly skilled farm workers, entrepreneurs, civil servants and research scientists in both the public and private sectors. It is projected that overall annual demand for college graduates with expertise in the food and agricultural sciences will exceed the available supply by 13 percent during the 1980's (National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 1983).



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