Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Layle D. Lawrence.
The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of public high school teachers and students in Leflore County, Mississippi regarding agriculture and provide baseline data regarding the perception of high school students and teachers residing in an agriculturally dependent county with no agricultural education program. A population of 240 high school teachers and students was surveyed for their perceptions regarding agriculture. All three public high schools in Leflore County were represented in this study. Over 65% of the sample resided in the city, while only 3% live on a farm. The major finding of this study was that teachers and students perceived agriculture as being important and relative to their existence. Although a positive perception of agriculture exists among students, students have no intentions on studying or pursuing a career in agriculture.
Howard, Ronald L., "Perceptions of students and teachers regarding agriculture in Leflore County, Mississippi" (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 977.