Demographic backgrounds of students majoring in Colleges of Agriculture are changing. With more enrollment coming from urban areas, students have little or no personal experience with farming or other agricultural industries. Faculty and employers register a growing concern about a graduate's preparation to assume positions in agriculturally-related firms. As the jobmarket becomes more competitive, graduates are finding that good grades are not enough to help them land their first post-graduate job. As a result, experiential education is becoming important as an aspect of undergraduate education to met a changing employment situation.



experiential education, work-study, internships, field placement

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