Expectations and opinions of employers of agriculture science graduates
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Droz Lube, E., Díaz, A. L., & Chao, C. (1991). Expectations and opinions of employers of agriculture science graduates. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 75(2), 139–146. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v75i2.3576


Ninety-four employers of agricultural science graduates were interviewed as to their opinion about the future of professional agricultural careers, the knowledge and capabilities they required in their professional employees, and the degree to which the agricultural science graduates possessed these attributes. More than half the representatives of private enterprises and three-fourths of those in the public sector foresaw continued agricultural development. More than half of those interviewed said that their enterprises would need more agronomists in the future. Among the skills employers considered most necessary were comprehension and analysis of written information, writing proficiency, and leadership skills. Among the qualities considered most desirable were efficient use of time, desire for self improvement and loyalty to the enterprise or agency. It is recommended that educational institutions which train agronomists revise their curricula in order to strengthen those skills and qualities in their students.

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