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Hannah M. Mathers, Alejandra A. Acuña, Donna R. Long, Bridget K. Behe, Alan W. Hodges, John J. Haydu, Ursula K. Schuch, Susan S. Barton, Jennifer H. Dennis, Brian K. Maynard, Charles R. Hall, Robert McNeil and Thomas Archer

Agriculture/National Agricultural Statistics Service regarding the agricultural workforce ( ERS, 2006 ). Therefore, some limited labor use data are available on demographics and employment characteristics for the agriculture industry. However, the only survey

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Ann Marie VanDerZanden and Michael Reinert

session 2007 was obtained from the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Placement Center. This list of 175 graduates was categorized based on how the students described their employment at the time of graduation. These categories included

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Yai Ulrich Adegbola, Paul R. Fisher and Alan W. Hodges

for transplanting cuttings was characterized as mostly female, with marked seasonality of employment and a high rate of annual turnover. In 13 of the 14 operations, the proportion of women workers was 95% to 100% of the workers on the transplanting

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–08 Hodges et al. (p. 628) provide updated estimates of the economic contributions of the U.S. green industry. Total impacts were estimated at $175.3 billion in output (revenue), $107.2 billion in value added, and employment of 1.95 million jobs, including

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Michael A. Arnold, R. Daniel Lineberger, Tim D. Davis, David W. Reed and William J. McKinley

experiences required for thesis or dissertation based programs as reported in an Oct. 2012 electronic survey of land-grant and non-land-grant institutions. z Student employment and enrollment trends in horticulture graduate degree or concentration programs

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), nursery and floriculture production (240,809 jobs), and retail garden stores (217,798 jobs). Industry contributions represented 1.11% of total U.S. employment. GDP contributions averaged $382 per capita. Results are presented for all states and regions

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Cooperative learning activities can engage students in the learning process and aid in developing useful skills for future employment. Sánchez and Craig (p. 254) report that several cooperative learning activities are used in the plant systematics course at

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Roland Ebel, Esmaeil Fallahi, John L. Griffis Jr., Dilip Nandwani, Donielle Nolan, Ross H. Penhallegon and Mary Rogers

-based experiential learning” by Mary Rogers, Illana Livstrom, Brandon Roiger, and Amy Smith deals with urban agriculture and youth development summer program in a North Minneapolis, MN, neighborhood. Teenagers who face barriers to employment, particularly youth from

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Edward A. Evans, Jonathan Crane, Alan Hodges and Jason L. Osborne

terms of lost incomes and decreased property values, such an event would generate a chain reaction impacting sales, income, and employment in other related sectors. The purpose of this paper is to describe and provide preliminary estimates of the

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Keith O. Fuglie

for new food products but also for strong postharvest linkages to the rural economy and employment. Next in importance were the needs for improved methods of ware storage appropriate for small-scale farmers and better ways of using sweetpotato for