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Food Safety, Storage And Allergies, University Extension Jan 2008

Food Safety, Storage And Allergies, University Extension

University Extension - OCW

This course discusses the safety of foods in regards to storage, additives and new trends in food technology. This material comes from several University Extension broadcasts.


Pesticide Safety 2008 - Ppe Review, Keeping Safe And Pesticide Update, Martha Sylvia Jan 2008

Pesticide Safety 2008 - Ppe Review, Keeping Safe And Pesticide Update, Martha Sylvia

Cranberry Station Extension meetings

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Quantifying Stressors Among Iowa Farmers, Steven A. Freeman, Charles V. Schwab, Q. Jiang Jan 2008

Quantifying Stressors Among Iowa Farmers, Steven A. Freeman, Charles V. Schwab, Q. Jiang

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

In order to identify events/activities that are particularly stressful for farmers/ranchers, a farm stress survey based on the proportionate scaling method was mailed to a stratified random sample of 3,000 Iowa farmers by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The participants were asked to compare 62 life events and farm activities to a marriage (assigned a baseline rating of 50), decide if it was less stressful or more stressful, and then assign a stress rating between 1 and 100. As expected, the most stressful events were the death of a spouse or child. Other high-stress events were ...