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University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology Undergraduate Honors Theses

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Northwest Arkansas Consumer Perceptions Of Poultry Production, Stuart Estes Dec 2013

Northwest Arkansas Consumer Perceptions Of Poultry Production, Stuart Estes

Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology Undergraduate Honors Theses

Poultry production holds an important place in Arkansas economically and as a food source. The importance of poultry production ultimately hinges on the demands of the consumers and the perceptions that drive their purchases. With this in mind, this study surveyed consumers to assess their perceptions of poultry production in Arkansas. The instrument used to survey consumers was created by the researcher and an expert committee at the University of Arkansas. Consumers were interviewed through direct communication at grocery stores in northwest Arkansas. Data gathered from the study were analyzed for descriptive and correlational statistics. Data showed that consumers were ...


Agriculture Honors Programs In Aplu Member Institutions, Sable A. Sellick Aug 2013

Agriculture Honors Programs In Aplu Member Institutions, Sable A. Sellick

Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology Undergraduate Honors Theses

In order to continue to feed and clothe nearly 9 billion people by the year 2050, there is a definite need for innovative agriculturalists to contribute to the field of agricultural research. Land-grant and public universities, established over 100 years ago with a devotion to agricultural research, have begun to develop “honors programs” in order to attract the best and brightest students away from private universities and to their campuses. This study sought to discover how common agricultural honors programs were and what characteristics they shared via a survey administered over the internet and distributed to a database of contacts ...