Educator Survey: Do Institutions Provide the Precision Agriculture Education Needed by Agribusiness?
Precision agriculture provides a mechanism to convert knowledge and information into viable management practices that maintain sustainable economic and environmentally compatible farming practices. A survey of post-secondary educators was conducted to examine college curriculum preparing students for industry occupational categories. The objective of this paper is to identify educational areas in need of strengthening to better prepare graduates for employment in precision agriculture occupations. Differences were observed between retail industry and educator expectations of student preparation for industry occupation categories. An expansion of communication channels between industry and educational institutions is needed to improve student outcomes to meet industry needs.
Journal of Agribusiness
Fausti, Scott; Erickson, Bruce; Clay, Sharon; Schumacher, Leon; Clay, David; and Skouby, Danille, "Educator Survey: Do Institutions Provide the Precision Agriculture Education Needed by Agribusiness?" (2018). Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Faculty Publications. 63.