Perception is reality. If high school students perceive a career in agriculture to be associated with manual labor, low salaries, contingent upon weather conditions, unstable job security and equivalent to farming; they will be less likely to pursue a career in agriculture (Betts & Newcomb, 1986; Farm Foundation, 1989). Unfortunately those perceptions regardless of being fact or fiction, provide an important reference point used by individuals to determine their career choice.



agricultural careers, perceptions of agriculture

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