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NACTA Reprint-Why go to College for Agriculture

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In a random sampling of the 18,000 registered at the University of Georgia, 1490 students were asked
questions as to their own motivations and their incentives they attributed to others for going into
higher education. It was found that the sample contained 143, all males, who were agriculture
majors. This report will summarize the responses made by all the males (699) surveyed in general and
these students in particular. Also, a comparison will be made with the results of a similar survey, recently
completed by researchers at John Hopkins University, covering 7,948 students at 48 colleges and
universities around the nation.



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