Recent declines in graduates in the agricultural and natural resource sciences have raised concerns over the prospect of a significant shortage of these scientists and professionals in the near future (NRC, 1988). For a number of years the NACTA Journal has covered this emerging problem, publishing reports on enrollments and degrees awarded on an annual basis. A primary source of data for these NACTA reports has been the Food and Agricultural Education Information System (FAEIS).



baccalaureate graduates, enrollment trends, declining enrollment

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