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Bridget K. Behe, Jennifer H. Dennis, Charles R. Hall, Alan W. Hodges and Robin G. Brumfield

(income) to the nation's economy, and created employment for 1.96 million (mn) people ( Hall et al., 2006 ). Nursery and greenhouse production was among the largest green industry sectors in terms of employment impacts (2,621,408 jobs) and value

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Shelley E. Mitchell and Justin Q. Moss

become a landscape architect while doing related activities at Camp TURF. Hopefully, more Camp TURF students will choose to enter the horticulture field, helping to close the employment gap that currently exists worldwide. As a way to keep horticulture in

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Amy L. McFarland, Benjamin J. Glover, Tina M. Waliczek and Jayne M. Zajicek

to children Children’s Environ. 12 256 263 Braun, J. Kotar, M. Irick, J. 1989 Cultivating an integrated curriculum: The school garden Social Stud. Young Learner 1 19 22 Bureau of Labor Statistics 2005 Employment outlook: 2004–2014. Occupational

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industry within the states of the NGP showed a 34% increase in economic output over the course of the project via increased employment and economic growth of the industry. Horticulture Employee Knowledge about Pollinator Conservation The decline of

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Teresa Olczyk, Juanita Popenoe, Ed Skvarch and Alejandro Bolques

production and landscape services, had an output of $12.9 billion, a value-added impact of $7.7 billion, and employment impacts of 172,000 people statewide in 2006 ( Hodges et al., 2008 ). An increasing amount of this impact has been in the landscape services

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able to pay their workers higher wages and salaries. Increased levels of mechanization produced neutral effects on employment and raised the value of the marginal productivity of labor. Adoption of technology by wholesale nurseries and greenhouses did

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Beiquan Mou and Guangyao Wang

’ incomes. The planting, cultivation, irrigation, fertilization, disease/insect/weed management, harvesting, and post-harvest storage and processing of horticultural crops are labor-intensive, which provides many employment opportunities. The transportation

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Dennis T. Ray, Joy J. Winzerling and Michael E. Staten

literature these skill sets are called “people skills,” “human skills,” “interpersonal skills,” “teamwork skills,” “management skills,” and most often “soft skills.” Because of their long-term importance to each student’s employment options and career success

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Sheri T. Dorn, Milton G. Newberry III, Ellen M. Bauske and Svoboda V. Pennisi

sections. Volunteer demographics gathered in the present study included gender, race/ethnicity, year of birth, marital status, child status, current employment status, income range, and level of education. Several questions captured the individual

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Elizabeth Duncan, Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Cynthia Haynes and Levon Esters

demographics, education, employment, and perceptions of how well the undergraduate horticulture curriculum at ISU helped them achieve departmental outcomes and prepare them for employment in the green industry. The survey was piloted to a sample of horticulture