The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has been used to investigate agriculture college student personality types. MBTI results show agriculture students to be quite different from the typical college student. One explanation for student differences is the (presumed) predominance of the agrarian belief system among agriculture students. Agrarian values are shown to be consistent with the personality types and behavioral preferences identified by MBTI results. The agrarian belief system can be an obstacle to agriculture student recruitment and retention, and should be explored by students early in their undergraduate careers.
student recruitment, student retention, agrarian belief