Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Stacy A. Gartin.
The purpose of the study was to determine communication skills used during initial employment by graduates of the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences who were enrolled in the agricultural and natural resources communications (AgEE 421) course. The population consisted of 70 2001--2002 graduates of West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences who were enrolled in agricultural and natural resources communications (AgEE 421) during their collegiate careers. A descriptive research design was used for the study. A major finding of the study was the beneficial effects of educational training in communications skills prior to initial employment. During initial employment, communications skills taught in AgEE 421 were frequently being actively applied. The use of these communications skills and additional findings support the continuation and expansion of agricultural communications programs.
Rollins, Jessica R., "Needed communication skills during initial employment as perceived by graduates of the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2046.