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|Title: ||Are New Zealand sheep and beef farmers a dying breed? Perspectives of New Zealand agricultural students.|
|Author: ||Lees, Nic|
|Date: ||Jun-2011 |
|Publisher: ||Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Department of Agricultural Management and Property Studies.|
|Item Type: ||Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation|
|Abstract: ||The New Zealand sheep & beef stock numbers have declined since the removal of government subsidies in the 1980’s.
Recently there has been considerable media comment on the fortunes of the industry, to the extent that a news article in a national newspaper in August 2010 declared: “Sheep and beef farms on way to extinction” (Adams, 2010)
If young people don’t choose sheep and beef farming as a career option, the industry will further decline and no longer have sufficient numbers to maintain critical mass.
The research surveyed New Zealand university students studying agriculture to see if negative sentiment about the decline of the industry was affecting their attitudes and their future career choices.|
|Description: ||International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, 21th Annual World Forum and Symposium, June 20-23, 2011, Frankfurt, Germany.|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/5103|
|Rights: ||Copyright © The Author.|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Agricultural Management and Property Studies|
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