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Job expectations of students graduating from agricultural and horticultural school

Ann Verspecht UGent, Dirk Van Lierde and Nicole Taragola UGent (2004) Acta Horticulturae. In ACTA HORTICULTURAE 655. p.159-165
abstract
In Flanders a survey was organized in the agricultural and horticultural schools. In this survey the graduate students were questioned on what their expectations are for their professional life. Asked for their intention in the immediate future it was remarkable that 36 % of the graduate students had the intention to continue school. Of the students that will not continue their studies 17 % will work on the parental holding; this is 29 % of the students whose parents are entrepreneurs. Only 10 % of the graduates will start a new holding immediately after they finish school. In the long term 21 % of the graduate students want to take over the holding of their parents, 24 % want to start a brand new enterprise. This means that almost 50 % of the graduate students want to become an entrepreneur one day. Of these future entrepreneurs 45 % will manage an agricultural holding, 15 % will manage a horticultural holding, 23 % a landscape gardening holding and the other 17 % will manage another kind of holding. To maintain the number of holdings in Flanders 475 agricultural and 138 horticultural new holdings are needed every year. According to the study only 207 and 69 new entrepreneurs are available; this is not enough to replace all the holdings that disappear. On the other hand new holdings are larger than the average holding; to keep the total production potential of the sector less new holdings are required. For the graduate students the most important criterion for a job is a good income. On the second place, but very close to the first one is the expectation that the job would offer a varied work. To attract more future entrepreneurs it is necessary to improve the image of the sector.
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graduate students, horticulture, continuance, job objectives, education
in
Acta Horticulturae
Acta Hortic.
editor
W Bokelmann
series title
ACTA HORTICULTURAE
volume
655
issue title
Proceedings of the XVth international symposium on horticultural economics and management
pages
159 - 165
publisher
International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
place of publication
Leuven, Belgium
conference name
15th International symposium on Horticultural Economics and Management
conference location
Berlin, Germany
conference start
2004-09-01
conference end
2004-09-01
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000225536100020
ISSN
0567-7572
ISBN
9789066050563
language
English
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no
classification
P1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1028164
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1028164
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http://www.actahort.org/books/655/655_20.htm
date created
2010-08-24 10:11:55
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  abstract     = {In Flanders a survey was organized in the agricultural and horticultural schools. In this survey the graduate students were questioned on what their expectations are for their professional life. Asked for their intention in the immediate future it was remarkable that 36 \% of the graduate students had the intention to continue school. Of the students that will not continue their studies 17 \% will work on the parental holding; this is 29 \% of the students whose parents are entrepreneurs. Only 10 \% of the graduates will start a new holding immediately after they finish school. In the long term 21 \% of the graduate students want to take over the holding of their parents, 24 \% want to start a brand new enterprise. This means that almost 50 \% of the graduate students want to become an entrepreneur one day. Of these future entrepreneurs 45 \% will manage an agricultural holding, 15 \% will manage a horticultural holding, 23 \% a landscape gardening holding and the other 17 \% will manage another kind of holding. To maintain the number of holdings in Flanders 475 agricultural and 138 horticultural new holdings are needed every year. According to the study only 207 and 69 new entrepreneurs are available; this is not enough to replace all the holdings that disappear. On the other hand new holdings are larger than the average holding; to keep the total production potential of the sector less new holdings are required. For the graduate students the most important criterion for a job is a good income. On the second place, but very close to the first one is the expectation that the job would offer a varied work. To attract more future entrepreneurs it is necessary to improve the image of the sector.},
  author       = {Verspecht, Ann and Van Lierde, Dirk and Taragola, Nicole},
  booktitle    = {Acta Horticulturae},
  editor       = {Bokelmann, W},
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  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Berlin, Germany},
  pages        = {159--165},
  publisher    = {International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)},
  title        = {Job expectations of students graduating from agricultural and horticultural school},
  url          = {http://www.actahort.org/books/655/655\_20.htm},
  volume       = {655},
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Chicago
Verspecht, Ann, Dirk Van Lierde, and Nicole Taragola. 2004. “Job Expectations of Students Graduating from Agricultural and Horticultural School.” In Acta Horticulturae, ed. W Bokelmann, 655:159–165. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
APA
Verspecht, A., Van Lierde, D., & Taragola, N. (2004). Job expectations of students graduating from agricultural and horticultural school. In W. Bokelmann (Ed.), Acta Horticulturae (Vol. 655, pp. 159–165). Presented at the 15th International symposium on Horticultural Economics and Management, Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
Vancouver
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Verspecht A, Van Lierde D, Taragola N. Job expectations of students graduating from agricultural and horticultural school. In: Bokelmann W, editor. Acta Horticulturae. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS); 2004. p. 159–65.
MLA
Verspecht, Ann, Dirk Van Lierde, and Nicole Taragola. “Job Expectations of Students Graduating from Agricultural and Horticultural School.” Acta Horticulturae. Ed. W Bokelmann. Vol. 655. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), 2004. 159–165. Print.