Nkembe, Erik Nashawn
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Major advances in technology have led to more focus being given to nonagricultural majors and careers, with less focus on knowledge of agriculture and agricultural sciences. As a result, society has become further removed from agriculture. This disconnect has resulted in failure to gain knowledge about agriculture by society as a whole, but most visibly amongst American youth. The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze third, fourth, and fifth grade students’ knowledge of agriculture. The data collected for this study was obtained from seven third, fourth, and fifth grade students who communicated their agricultural knowledge and understanding through oral responses during a semi-structured interview conducted by the researchers. The study revealed that most third, fourth, and fifth grade students possess only basic knowledge and understanding of agriculture and in this study, those who lived in city settings had comparatively higher knowledge and better understanding of agriculture.
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