Vietnam – Agricultural Life

Vietnam is known as an agricultural country with nearly 80% of population involving in agriculture and almost its farmers are facing difficulties. For many people, the current life is like a dream as compared to that of some years ago. The changes have been brought by an economic boom which is thought as one of the reasons for a wider gap between the rich and the poor.

Many citizens want to visit the countryside at the weekend or want to live there for the rest of life to enjoy quietness and clean climate, fresh and cheap food. They are bored with the crowd, pollution, smog, and noise. This becomes a trend in some big cities including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. Contrary to such trend, more and more people from rural areas poor into cities in the hope that they will find a job to improve their lives. If visiting a village on a normal day, you may meet old people, women, children or pupils only, the youth are often absent from home, they either work or study at centers or in cities and come back home on special occasions or Tet’s holiday. The life in the countryside remains peaceful like it was before but there are more reasons to worry, more babies are born annually while land for agriculture is narrowed. Fortunately, local authorities have started making some measures to stimulate agriculture.

Living in the city for a long time, I came back to my village with mixed feelings, I wondered if it changed and how it was. I was eager to meet relatives, visit the places and people that were attached to my childhood. Those days were so hard but we had chances to experience traditionally unique games. Now, life is better, which entitles children to better care and education but they may never know about traditional games or real childhood. My long stay at the village helps me understand more about so-called modern difficulties. Inflation, high price, lower demands for agricultural products, school fees have challenged farmers. Almost personal expenses depend on money got from selling rice, agricultural products. A poor crop may become a catastrophe.

I am really happy to know that children often join an evening club, where they can share learning experiences, sing, dance or discuss how to help poor members. This is a helpful activity. After the club, they have a better view about life and surrounding people. The modernization may affect these villages but I believe that many people want to keep their tradition alive.

Agricultural Assistant Resume

Writing an effective resume is very important in all the professional fields. A resume brings forth your qualifications for a particular position. It is one of the most vital documents in your job search procedure. An agricultural assistant is a person who coordinates in diverse agricultural projects and schemes. One of his major responsibilities is also to promote agriculture.

Now, we are going to talk about a few things that you must consider while writing an agricultural assistant resume:

1. Resume objective

It is undoubtedly the most important part of your resume. You really need to craft an objective that grabs the attention of the employer at the very first instance. It should not exceed more than 6 – 8 words. It should be precise and to the point. If you write long sentences then the reader would lose interest. Make sure you do not write a job objective that is vague or generic.

2. Education and Schooling

The employers are very much interested to know your educational qualifications in regard to the job you are applying for. Under this heading, you simply need to talk all that you have achieved in your college life in terms of education. You could mention any associate degree that you possess. A Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Sciences is an apt degree for this post.

3. Personal Details and Skills

It is very important to talk about a few of your skills that relate to the post you are applying for. You could say that you have good technical knowledge that is very important in this field. You must also state your proper contact information in the resume. You need to mention your telephone number, address and email id.

4. Job History

Your job history matters a lot. So, make sure you mention two or three lines regarding your previous employers and company. For instance, you can indicate taht you had previously worked at Glass repair Brisbane Northside for 3 years and earned huge experience as glazier. You also need to mention some of the tasks that you had to perform in your previous workplace. You could say that you had to organize various activities that are environment-friendly in your previous company.

Fulfilling a Destiny by Teaching Agriculture

Picture it, to steal a catchphrase from the late Estelle Getty of The Golden Girls, 1995, Morristown-West High School, vocational hall, second classroom on the left. Mr. Phil Wright is lecturing on safety in agriculture mechanics. A very small sophomore is sitting in the first seat listening to someone that absolutely fascinates him instead of taking down the information that is being presented. I certainly did not master the art of welding or woodworking by listening to this man (by no fault of his), but I was able to come to a very important conclusion. During this ag. 2 class, I decided what my future and my destiny hold…a career teaching agriculture. During my venture as an agriculture teacher, I have had many rewarding times, a few disappointments and more opportunities for adaptation than I would have ever imagined.

Current Role:

I am one of three teachers in the agriculture department at Cocke County High School in Newport, TN. Each teacher is unique in that they specialize in a certain area of the field. The senior member of our team is the agriculture mechanics and wildlife management “guy”. We have a horticulture specialist that is in charge of the greenhouse classes. I teach small animal care and forestry; two classes that I am very familiar and comfortable with. I am also certified to teach agriscience, in which the students can earn a science credit. I also occasionally teach the fundamentals of agriculture and usually one landscape and turfgrass management class in the spring. My favorite part of my job is the work I do involving the FFA. I was very active in the FFA during my high school years and I carried my passion for this organization with me to Cocke County. I never miss a year at Leadership Training Camp and I regularly attend the state FFA convention in Gatlinburg. I train FFA members for seven or eight career development events throughout the school year. I found out during my first year of teaching that I certainly was not going to be a teacher that reported in at 8 a.m. and left at 3:30 p.m. five days a week. Sure, I could do that, but the one important factor that would suffer from the lack of dedication that would show is the students.

Teaching Preferences and Methods:

Being satisfied with the classes that an instructor teaches makes a big difference in whether they enjoy their job or not. I could not say that I enjoyed the classes I taught during my first year. I was given the task of teaching an aquaculture class my first semester. I can sum that class up in one word – terrible. I had never been exposed to any of the material that I had to convey to the students. Actually, I needed to be in one of their seats with someone instructing me. After that semester, thankfully, I have never had to teach that again. But, on a positive side, Cocke Co. High School offered the students the opportunity to take small animal care. My family and I have raised and shown rabbits for the past 16 years, so I was eagerly awaiting the chance to teach some of the concepts that I had been practicing for a long time. I am more comfortable teaching in a classroom setting. I certainly do not belong in the ag. shop and I would prefer not to be responsible for the greenhouse crop. I do, however, enjoy showing students how to prepare a rabbit for an upcoming show by clipping their toenails and cleaning their ears out the proper way. I also enjoy the opportunity to inform students about the types of trees that are around the school’s campus and just what might be in their front yards.

During my first few years of teaching, the major method of instruction that I used was lecturing, with textbook assignments and an occasional video as reinforcements. I would imagine that any seasoned teacher will advise you that lecturing is not always the best or most practical method for delivering information. I still provide copies of my notes to each student, but use PowerPoint presentations, using a Promethean Board, as more of an attention-getter these days.

Rapport With Students and Strengths:

I certainly cannot reach each and every student that enters my classroom. I would love to think it is possible, but I concluded early on that it is not. One thing that I learned to do is to take student’s personal situations into account before passing judgment on them. I usually never ask a student more than simply “What’s wrong?” if I see they are not acting like they usually do. I have found that that one question shows that you are taking a genuine interest in them and normally they will tell you what has made them upset, depressed or angry. I always factor that into their performance for that day. Teenagers, just like adults, do not have “good days” everyday. A student came to me one day during my lunch period crying during my first year. I quickly got up to see what was wrong. Just as I suspected, it was over her boyfriend. When I returned, another faculty member told me that she would not have had her lunch interrupted for that. Even as a first-year teacher, I did not agree with her way of thinking. If this situation was important enough for this student to come to me about, I should at least be willing to listen. Over the years, I have been thanked quite a few times for taking the time to allow a student to vent over something that upset them or to allow them to cry when they needed to. I realized that the only support that some of these students get are from me.

I guess one of the strengths I possess as a teacher is my ability to adapt to new and ever-changing situations. Being a high school teacher, your daily schedule is bound to change at least once per week.