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Hart County Foodways (Fa 1291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Hart County Foodways (Fa 1291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1291. Collection of projects conducted by students for Dr. Ann Ferrell's 2018 fieldwork class. Projects address traditional and contemporary foodways practices throughout Hart County, Kentucky.


Antonini, Virginia (Fa 1221), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Antonini, Virginia (Fa 1221), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1221. Student paper titled “Moonshining” in which Virginia Antonini details the process of distilling moonshine from harvest to bottling. Antonini describes the equipment used to produce moonshine and includes several stories told by her informant, a man only referred to as “Jim,” about his methods and various run-ins with the law. The author also includes her mother’s wine recipe and additional “home brew” stories.


Genau, Charles (Fa1212), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Genau, Charles (Fa1212), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1212. Student paper titled “Winemaking: The Old and New Way” in which Charles Genau details the process of wine production from harvest, to fermentation, bottling, and distribution. Genau compares and contrasts methods of traditional winemaking with contemporary approaches. He also gathered his information from two winemakers of different ages and ethnic backgrounds. The paper contains two illustrations of the winemaking process.


Griggs, Joe (Fa 1208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Griggs, Joe (Fa 1208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1208. Student paper titled “Moonshine” in which Joe Griggs interviews E.Y. Hurt, a native of Todd County, about his varied business ventures including owning motels, grocery stores, and, eventually, a moonshine still. Hurt describes the fermentation process, production, and running of moonshine in Kentucky during the Prohibition era. The paper also contains a brief biographical background of the informant as well as two fully transcribed interviews with Hurt.


Foodways (Fa 1202), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Foodways (Fa 1202), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1202. Collection of papers written by students in Professor Barry Kaufkins’ Foodways class (FLK/ANTH 388) at Western Kentucky University. While a majority of the papers focus on Easter traditions, other topics of note include immigrant foodways traditions, fundraising efforts, community organizations, tailgating, and sorority life. Papers also include photographs taken by students.


Kentucky Women In Agriculture (Mss 611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Kentucky Women In Agriculture (Mss 611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Project 611. Minutes, financial records, conference handouts, and newsletters related to the Kentucky Women in Agriculture, an awareness and support group for women farmers in the Commonwealth. Also includes interviews with members and digital images of members. The digital photographs are located in the Photo Archives, while the recorded interviews are stored within the Sound Archives and have been restricted indefinitely.


Thomas, Norman (Fa 1129), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Thomas, Norman (Fa 1129), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1129. Paper titled “Traditional Recipes” in which Norman Thomas details how to prepare various dishes ranging from opossum and porcupine to maple syrup and molasses taffy. Paper is based on information collected by Thomas from close relatives and family friends.


Murphy, Pat (Fa 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Murphy, Pat (Fa 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1125. Student paper titled “Wine-Making (Zymurgy)” in which Pat Murphy details the process of producing homemade wine. Murphy’s informants, which include close family members and friends, describe the growing and harvesting of grapes and blackberries, the fermentation period, ingredients, bottling, and distribution. The paper also includes interview transcripts.


Department Of Agriculture 2018 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science Jan 2018

Department Of Agriculture 2018 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science

Agriculture Department Publications

No abstract provided.


Chance, Nancy Fowler (Fa 1110), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Chance, Nancy Fowler (Fa 1110), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1110. Student folk studies project titled: “Butter making” which includes survey sheets with descriptions of the traditional butter making process in Allen County and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of pictured equipment, traditional practice, belief and motif index number.


Collins, Gary & Tammy Pickering (Fa 346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Collins, Gary & Tammy Pickering (Fa 346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 346. Paper titled "Hog Killing in Western Kentucky" in which Gary Collins and Tammie Pickering discuss the cultural significance of farm-raising hogs and the foodways traditions that result from the slaughtering process. Using slides and interviews, Collins and Pickering document a hog killing that took place in January 1986 on a farm in Trigg County, Kentucky.


Dailey, Jan (Fa 1103), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Dailey, Jan (Fa 1103), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1103. Paper titled “Food Storage for Winter Consumption” in which Jan Dailey offers an in-depth exploration into the realm of traditional food preservation and storage practices, such as drying, peeling, dipping, husking, and “hilling up,” that have persisted in spite of modern mechanized methods. Paper is based on information gathered by Dailey from farmers and homemakers across McCracken and Metcalfe County.


Miller, Carl William (Fa 1063), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Miller, Carl William (Fa 1063), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1063. Paper titled “Butchering and Rendering: Now and Then” in which Carl Miller describes the lengthy hog butchering process from slaughtering to wrapping and freezing. Paper is based on information collected by Miller from Buddy Crabtree, a butcher in Smiths Grove, Kentucky.


Young, Larry (Fa 1058), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Young, Larry (Fa 1058), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1058. Paper titled “Hog Killing and Cutting Process” in which Larry Young discusses the process of slaughtering and butchering hogs on farms in Green County and Taylor County in Kentucky. He interviewed three men, one of whom was his father, about the process they used for processing pork on their farms and how they learned their techniques. The collection contains photos of the informants.


Department Of Agriculture 2017 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science Jan 2017

Department Of Agriculture 2017 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science

Agriculture Department Publications

Sections include:

Alumni

Outstanding Agriculture Students

FUSE Grant Undergraduate Student Research

Agronomy

Agricultural Education News

Agricultural Ambassadors

Flower Gardens at WKU AREC

Hilltopper Creamery—Cheese

Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows (ASSET) Conference

WKU President Caboni

WKU Equine

WKU Farm News

WKU Vineyard News

Jerry Baker


Agriculture Research And Education Center Impact Report 2016/2017, Wku Department Of Agiculture Jan 2017

Agriculture Research And Education Center Impact Report 2016/2017, Wku Department Of Agiculture

Agriculture Department Publications

No abstract provided.


Farm-To-Fork Fresh Produce Food Safety: An Evaluation Of Perceptions, Knowledge, And Implementation Of Good Agriculture Practices In Kentucky, Daniel J. Sinkel Oct 2016

Farm-To-Fork Fresh Produce Food Safety: An Evaluation Of Perceptions, Knowledge, And Implementation Of Good Agriculture Practices In Kentucky, Daniel J. Sinkel

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Farmers’ markets have increasingly become a popular venue for purchase of fresh, locally-grown produce, with the number of farmers’ markets in Kentucky reaching an all-time high of 159 in 2016. Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) is a program created by the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service to function as a food safety audit for small-scale fresh produce growers, such as those who sell fresh produce at local farmers’ markets. However, under the provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, small-scale farmers who sell an average of $25,000 in annual fresh produce sales across the span of three years ...


Food Safety Management Practices Of Small And Medium Sized Food Industry Enterprizes In Tanzania, Bright Barestus Kahindi Apr 2016

Food Safety Management Practices Of Small And Medium Sized Food Industry Enterprizes In Tanzania, Bright Barestus Kahindi

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The study aimed to investigate the food safety practices of HACCP and ISO2200 in food establishments in Tanzania, focused on knowledge (awareness) and management practices of food safety systems. The research randomly surveyed 200 food establishments from three regions in the country; only 113 managers completed the survey. Research conducted face-to-face by questioning knowledge (employees and managers), management practices (ISO 22000, HACCP and prerequisites programs, GMP and SSOP), and demographic information. Employees indicated to have more knowledge on the use of GMP (64.3 %) than HACCP (22.9%) and ISO22000 (15.4%) and training of employees was GMP (73.9 ...


Decay Of Macroalgae And Leaves And Their Relation To Detrital Food Webs, Megan E. Grandinetti Apr 2016

Decay Of Macroalgae And Leaves And Their Relation To Detrital Food Webs, Megan E. Grandinetti

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This project addressed if decaying macroalgae and leaf detritus play a major role in the detrital pool of a 7th-order karst riverine system. Decay rates, macroinvertebrates colonization patterns, and change in δ13C values of Cladophora, Platanus occidentalis, and a mix of Acer negundo and A. saccharinum were tracked during summer and autumn months for portions of multiple years.

Packs of air-dried Cladophora, Acer, and P. occidentalis were placed in mesh bags and put in groups (n=4) in wire baskets. Seven baskets were submerged in riffle (0.5 m) and deeper run (2 m) habitats. Benthic organic matter was collected ...


Department Of Agriculture 2016 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science Jan 2016

Department Of Agriculture 2016 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science

Agriculture Department Publications

No abstract provided.


Testing Usda Certified Organic And Non-Gmo Verified Project Labeled Foods For The Presence Of Genetic Modifications, Ryan Loren Phelps Oct 2015

Testing Usda Certified Organic And Non-Gmo Verified Project Labeled Foods For The Presence Of Genetic Modifications, Ryan Loren Phelps

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals that have been produced using genetic insertion or deletion via technology (also called genetic engineering or GE). Merged DNA from different species creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and/or virus genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

Our goal was to determine the presence or absence of GMO markers in USDA Organic Certified and in Non-GMO Project food products. We investigated only corn or soy-based products that were purchased from many types of retailers. Our study was limited to products that contained a label for USDA organic certification ...


Evaluation Of Xanthan/Enzymatically Modified Guar Gum Mixtures In Oil-In-Water Emulsions, Pavan Kumar Chityala Jul 2015

Evaluation Of Xanthan/Enzymatically Modified Guar Gum Mixtures In Oil-In-Water Emulsions, Pavan Kumar Chityala

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Oil-in-water emulsions have wide range of applications in food industry because of their structure-forming properties, and as delivery systems of polyunsaturated fatty acids into foods. The thermodynamic instability of oil and water, and high susceptibility of unsaturated fatty acids to oxidation lead to physical and oxidative stability in oil-in-water emulsions. These instability processes are generally controlled by incorporating proteins and polysaccharides into oil-in-water emulsions. The objective of this study was to evaluate xanthan/enzymatically modified guar (XG/EMG) polysaccharides on the physical and oxidative stability of 2 wt% whey protein stabilized oil-in-water emulsions containing 20% v/v menhaden fish oil ...


Department Of Agriculture 2015 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science Jan 2015

Department Of Agriculture 2015 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science

Agriculture Department Publications

No abstract provided.


Corbicula Fluminea Food Web Ecology: An Experimental Transplant Approach In A Karst Riverine System, Autumn Smith Jan 2015

Corbicula Fluminea Food Web Ecology: An Experimental Transplant Approach In A Karst Riverine System, Autumn Smith

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The Asiatic clam Corbicula fluminea is a filter-feeding habitat generalist. Carbon isotopic composition (δ13C) of C. fluminea body tissue was compared between reaches of Kentucky’s upper Green River that differed in Cladophora growth. Corbicula fluminea from an upstream reach with little Cladophora was translocated to a downstream reach with high Cladophora levels. Individuals from both reaches were placed in mussel silos in the same downstream reach in autumn 2012 and again in 2013 for 77 and 119 days, respectively. Flow during 2012 consisted of no high flow events until late autumn. Flow patterns in 2013 were consistently higher and ...


Study Of A Contemporary Diet In One Household In The Yucatan, Ericka K. Hardin Dec 2014

Study Of A Contemporary Diet In One Household In The Yucatan, Ericka K. Hardin

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The history of the Yucatan has played a major role in the development of the food system of the area and the nutritional status of the population. Originating from an agricultural based diet, which forms the foundation of the traditional Yucatan diet, there has been a recent shift away from whole and natural foods to a more processed and convenient food supply due to the influx of American products and culture. Coinciding with the influx of these unhealthy foods, there has also been a rise in the health problems of the Mexican population such as heart disease and diabetes, both ...


Department Of Agriculture 2014 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science Jan 2014

Department Of Agriculture 2014 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science

Agriculture Department Publications

Sections include:

Alumni

In Memory of Dr. David M. Coffey

Outstanding Agriculture Students

J Dominique Gumirakiza– Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

Students from the Department of Agriculture Study Developmental Issues in Andean Agriculture in Ecuador

Viticulture News

Turfgrass Management News

Internships at the Baker Arboretum

Southern Forages Authors Visit WKU

Agricultural Ambassadors

Agricultural Education News

Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows (ASSET) Conference

WKU Dairy Challenge Team participates in 8th Annual Southern Regional Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® Contest

WKU Dairy Challenge Team participates in 8th Annual Southern Regional Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® Contest

Student Research– Assessment of Stress in Therapy Horses

Agronomy ...


Effects Of Xanthan/Locust Bean Gum Mixtures On The Physicochemical Properties And Oxidative Stability Of Whey Protein Stabilized Oil-In-Water Emulsions, Goutham Puli Aug 2013

Effects Of Xanthan/Locust Bean Gum Mixtures On The Physicochemical Properties And Oxidative Stability Of Whey Protein Stabilized Oil-In-Water Emulsions, Goutham Puli

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Scientific evidence shows that dietary intake of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids is beneficial to human health. Fish oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. However, fish oil with high levels of omega-3 PUFA is very susceptible to oxidative deterioration during storage. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of xanthan gum (XG)-locust bean gum (LBG) mixtures on the physicochemical properties of whey protein isolate (WPI) stabilized oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions containing 20% v/v menhaden oil. The O/W emulsions containing XG/LBG mixtures were compared to emulsions with either XG or LBG ...


Development Of Tools To Assess The Effects Of Lunasin On Normal Development And Tumor Progression In Drosophila Melanogaster, Gillian E. Jones Aug 2013

Development Of Tools To Assess The Effects Of Lunasin On Normal Development And Tumor Progression In Drosophila Melanogaster, Gillian E. Jones

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Soy contains many bioactive molecules known to elicit anti-cancer effects. One such peptide, Lunasin, has been shown to selectively act on newly transformed cells while having no cytotoxic effect on non-tumorigenic or established cancer cell lines. In this study we attempt to understand the developmental effects of Lunasin overexpression in vivo and create reagents that will help us understand Lunasin’s anti tumorigenic effects in an intact organism. cDNA encoding lunasin and EGFP-lunasin were cloned into pUAST and microinjected into Drosophila embryos. Tissue-specific overexpression of EGFP-Lun in the resulting transgenic lines was accomplished by crossing transgenics to various GAL4 driver ...


Food Defense Among Meat Processing And Food Service Establishments In Kentucky, Morgan Webb-Yeates May 2013

Food Defense Among Meat Processing And Food Service Establishments In Kentucky, Morgan Webb-Yeates

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Agroterrorism is the deliberate introduction of a plant or animal disease with the
goal of causing fear, economic instability, illness, or death. After the 2002 terrorist
attacks on the World Trade Center, the security of the food supply is of increasing
concern to the United States. A major incidence of agroterrorism or food tampering would have far reaching impacts on the economy and public health. The first objective of this project was to determine knowledge and concern of agroterrorism in meat processing facilities in Kentucky, and to determine knowledge and concern of food tampering and food defense in food service ...


Department Of Agriculture 2013 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science Jan 2013

Department Of Agriculture 2013 Newsletter, Department Of Agriculture And Food Science

Agriculture Department Publications

No abstract provided.