The purpose of this study was to identify the skills needed by agriculturists in Costa Rica. This descriptive study used a mailed survey to collect data from people in agricultural organizations in Costa Rica who are potential employers of agriculturists. Employers perceived that future agriculturists needed a variety of skills in business, computer, research, interpersonal, communications, dissemination, and technical agriculture areas. The findings should be considered by educational institutions desiring to revise and improve their curricula and/or develop partnerships with agricultural organizations and businesses.


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