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Ogden College Of Science & Engineering Newsletter (Winter 2014), Cheryl Stevens, Dean Dec 2014

Ogden College Of Science & Engineering Newsletter (Winter 2014), Cheryl Stevens, Dean

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Interview With Steven R. Winiger (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Interview With Steven R. Winiger (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Steven R. Winiger by Sara E. Carrico about family farms and farming in south central Kentucky.


Interview With Kenton L. Winiger (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Interview With Kenton L. Winiger (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Kenton L. Winiger by Sara E. Carrico about family farms and farming in south central Kentucky.


Efficacy Of An Electronic Scarecrow On 4 Mammalian Crop-Raiders In Limpopo Province, South Africa, Merrie Renee Richardson Aug 2014

Efficacy Of An Electronic Scarecrow On 4 Mammalian Crop-Raiders In Limpopo Province, South Africa, Merrie Renee Richardson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In South Africa, 2 primate species, Chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) and vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), and 2 nocturnal mammals, Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) and bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus), are among many species of crop raiders. Currently, cost-effective, non-lethal solutions are lacking. From June through December 2012, I installed novel electronic scarecrows on two commercial citrus orchards and a private reserve and used video-recording remote cameras to assess cropraiders’ reactions to them in Limpopo Province, South Africa. I used focal animal sampling data from treatment and control group animals to examine differences in activity budgets and behaviors of interest between groups. Compared ...


Washer, Gladys Pernie, 1879-1975 (Sc 2854), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2014

Washer, Gladys Pernie, 1879-1975 (Sc 2854), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2854. Reminiscence titled "Sketches of My Childhood To My Grandchildren" in which Gladys P. Washer talks about her childhood in the Three Forks area of Warren County, Kentucky. She discusses farming, recreation, education and schools, and social life and customs. Also includes a news clipping about her from 1965.


Jeffrey, Jonathan David, B. 1960 (Sc 2847), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2014

Jeffrey, Jonathan David, B. 1960 (Sc 2847), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2847. Historic Farms Certificate Application, Kentucky Historic Resources Abbreviated Survey Form and supporting material, prepared by Jonathan D. Jeffrey to designate the Paschal Howell Farm, Warren County, Kentucky, a centennial farm. This designation is bestowed on farms that have been owned by the same family for one hundred years or more. Includes compact disc with 13 photographs.


A Native Cyanobacteria, Nostoc, As A Biofertilizer, Clarice Esch May 2014

A Native Cyanobacteria, Nostoc, As A Biofertilizer, Clarice Esch

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The native cyanobacteria, Nostoc, is found throughout much of the US and has a cosmopolitan distribution. It is a found in free-living colonies on the surface of the ground, growing symbiotically with fungi to form lichen species, and grows symbiotically in the rhizomes of the angiosperm, Gunnera (Gunneraceae). Nostoc fixes atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, which may then be used or converted to a form suitable for plant growth. The free-living forms we investigated desiccate during times of dry weather and rehydrate to photosynthesize and fix nitrogen. Nostoc colonies were collected locally and allowed to desiccate to a uniform moisture content ...


Post-Secondary Student's Perception Of College Readiness Skills Developed During Secondary Education Careers, Loren Gross May 2014

Post-Secondary Student's Perception Of College Readiness Skills Developed During Secondary Education Careers, Loren Gross

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This study is designed to collect information from participants in the AGRI 175 University Experience Agriculture course. The data collected will be focused on the college readiness and career preparedness of students coming from a secondary school system by being broken into the subcategories of: FFA/ 4-H/ Extracurricular, Classroom, Outside of Classroom Educational Obligations, and Miscellaneous. The study will use these four sections as primers for responses for the participants. The four areas will utilize questions to attain attributes in knowledge, skill, and abilities from the subjects with their experiences in secondary education. The goal of this study is to ...


Assessment Of Horses For Therapeutic Riding Purposes: Comparison Of Physiological And Behavioral Parameters, Leah Catherine Turner May 2014

Assessment Of Horses For Therapeutic Riding Purposes: Comparison Of Physiological And Behavioral Parameters, Leah Catherine Turner

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Many accidents in the horse sector presumably happen due to a misinterpretation of horse behavior, and it is difficult to objectively determine the suitability of horses for therapeutic riding programs in regard to their temperament and reactivity. The animals in therapeutic riding programs come from tremendously varied backgrounds and are not always donated with honorable intentions. The horses undergo a training period during which they are evaluated for suitability before they begin working with disabled humans, but there is no requirement that additional desensitizing training be administered past this point. Our study aimed to assess, objectively, a horse’s suitability ...


Improving Cocoa Production Through Lean: A Case Study Of The Ghanaian Cocoa Industry, Kwasi Boateng May 2014

Improving Cocoa Production Through Lean: A Case Study Of The Ghanaian Cocoa Industry, Kwasi Boateng

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Cocoa has been useful in several ways, especially to countries that produce it and consumers all over the world. Its benefits range from improving economies to satisfying millions all over the world who desire one cocoa product or the other. The production of cocoa however is not without its own attendant problems. Aging tree stock, spread of diseases, and production capacity problems are, but a few of many challenges that seed gardens that produce cocoa face. This study investigated the pollination process on selected seed gardens in Ghana, the second largest world producer of cocoa. The purpose of this study ...


French, Richard, 1792-1854 (Sc 2825), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2014

French, Richard, 1792-1854 (Sc 2825), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2825. Letter of U. S. Representative Richard French, 29 December 1844, written from Washington, D.C. to his wife in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. He expresses regret for the time spent away from home, acknowledges the need to consult with her about their future after his return, and discusses apparent tensions between her and a farm manager.


Shakers - South Union, Ky. (Sc 1395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2014

Shakers - South Union, Ky. (Sc 1395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1395. Catalog of garden seeds grown by Shaker society at South Union, Kentucky, 1867; Shaker letterhead with cake recipe; and instructions for growing summer turnips.


Ogden College Of Science & Engineering Newsletter (Spring 2014), Cheryl Stevens, Dean Mar 2014

Ogden College Of Science & Engineering Newsletter (Spring 2014), Cheryl Stevens, Dean

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Pearcifield & Mcgown - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1238), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Pearcifield & Mcgown - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1238), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1238. Franked advertising envelope from the firm of Pearcifield & McGown, South Union, Kentucky, to E.D. Hicks, Nashville, Tennessee. The company was a dealer in Shaker garden seeds and Berkshire and Poland China pigs. There is an excellent picture of a pig on the envelope.


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 ...