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Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

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Stream Assessment On The Impact Of Agricultural Activity In The Dry River, Va, Heston Anderson, Nate Bickford Oct 2019

Stream Assessment On The Impact Of Agricultural Activity In The Dry River, Va, Heston Anderson, Nate Bickford

Virginia Journal of Science

Stream Bioassessments using macroinvertebrate population dynamics is a technique that determines water quality in natural aquatic environments based on the taxa found at the site. The aim of this study is to determine if agricultural activity in Rockingham County, VA has an impact on water quality in Dry River. Stream quality was evaluated by sampling and identifying macroinvertebrate taxa at various sites above and below disturbances. Each individual was ranked from 1-10 based on pollution tolerance or intolerance using the Biological Monitoring Working Party Index. The results in this study indicate that agricultural activity does impact water quality in Dry ...


Feeding Victory: 4-H, Extension, And The World War Ii Food Effort, Katherine Sundgren Sep 2019

Feeding Victory: 4-H, Extension, And The World War Ii Food Effort, Katherine Sundgren

Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy

4-H and the Extension Service were instrumental in contributing to the nationwide increase in food production that sustained the United States and its armed forces during World War II. At the onset of the war, the Extension Service distributed essential information at the national, state, and local levels through universities and the 4-H program. 4-H drew upon the intellectual and cultural tradition that they had cultivated to motivate and organize the food effort and help the allies win the war. 4-H’s national influence and resources provided eager allies to war-oriented programs. The war had a lasting impact on 4-H ...


Sustainability Of Industrialized Agriculture, Fall/Winter 2002, Issue 5 Sep 2019

Sustainability Of Industrialized Agriculture, Fall/Winter 2002, Issue 5

Sustain Magazine

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Local Foods, Fall/Winter 2013, Issue 27 Sep 2019

Local Foods, Fall/Winter 2013, Issue 27

Sustain Magazine

No abstract provided.


Farmers And Climate Change: A Cross-National Comparison Of Beliefs And Risk Perceptions In High-Income Countries, Linda S. Prokopy, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Andrew P. Barnes, V. R. Haden, Anthony Hogan, Meredith T. Niles, John Tyndall Sep 2019

Farmers And Climate Change: A Cross-National Comparison Of Beliefs And Risk Perceptions In High-Income Countries, Linda S. Prokopy, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Andrew P. Barnes, V. R. Haden, Anthony Hogan, Meredith T. Niles, John Tyndall

J. Gordon Arbuckle

Climate change has serious implications for the agricultural industry—both in terms of the need to adapt to a changing climate and to modify practices to mitigate for the impacts of climate change. In high-income countries where farming tends to be very intensive and large scale, it is important to understand farmers’ beliefs and concerns about climate change in order to develop appropriate policies and communication strategies. Looking across six study sites—Scotland, Midwestern United States, California, Australia, and two locations in New Zealand—this paper finds that over half of farmers in each location believe that climate change is ...


Memories Of Life On The Farm: Through The Lens Of Pioneer Photographer J. C. Allen, Frederick Whitford, Neal Harmeyer Sep 2019

Memories Of Life On The Farm: Through The Lens Of Pioneer Photographer J. C. Allen, Frederick Whitford, Neal Harmeyer

Purdue University Press Book Previews

John Calvin Allen, professionally known as J. C., worked as a photographer for Purdue University from 1909-1952, and operated his own photography business until his death in 1976. The J. C. Allen photographs represent an historical account of the transition from pioneer practices to scientific methodologies in agriculture and rural communities. During this major transitional period for agriculture, tractors replaced horses, hybrid corn supplanted open-pollinated corn, and soybeans changed from a novelty crop to regular rotation on most farms. During this time, purebred animals with better genetic pedigrees replaced run-of-the-mill livestock, and systematic disease prevention in cattle, swine, and poultry ...


2019 Costs And Returns For Irrigated Safflower, Northern Utah, Michael Pace, Clark Israelsen, Ryan Larsen Sep 2019

2019 Costs And Returns For Irrigated Safflower, Northern Utah, Michael Pace, Clark Israelsen, Ryan Larsen

All Current Publications

This fact sheet is intended to be a guide used to estimate income and expenses, list inputs and production practices and provide a framework for the farm plan for irrigated safflower in northern Utah.


Market Steer Nutrition - Quick Tips, Joshua Dallin, Cody Zesiger Sep 2019

Market Steer Nutrition - Quick Tips, Joshua Dallin, Cody Zesiger

All Current Publications

This fact sheet offers quick tips for market steer nutrition.


Size And Scope Of Beaver County Agriculture 2019, Ryan Feuz, Ryan Larsen, Mark Nelson Sep 2019

Size And Scope Of Beaver County Agriculture 2019, Ryan Feuz, Ryan Larsen, Mark Nelson

All Current Publications

This fact sheet profiles agriculture in Beaver County, Utah, and includes location, land ownership, growing season, crop and livestock production, farm income, and age of operator.


Market Lamb Nutrition - Quick Tips, Joshua Dallin, Cody Zesiger Sep 2019

Market Lamb Nutrition - Quick Tips, Joshua Dallin, Cody Zesiger

All Current Publications

This fact sheet offers quick tips for market lamb nutrition.


Market Hog Nutrition - Quick Tips, Joshua Dallin, Cody Zesiger Sep 2019

Market Hog Nutrition - Quick Tips, Joshua Dallin, Cody Zesiger

All Current Publications

This is a quick tip fact sheet for market hog nutrition.


A Review Of Biochar Properties And Their Utilization In Crop Agriculture And Livestock Production, Kajetan Kalus, Jacek A. Koziel, Sebastian Opalinski Aug 2019

A Review Of Biochar Properties And Their Utilization In Crop Agriculture And Livestock Production, Kajetan Kalus, Jacek A. Koziel, Sebastian Opalinski

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

When it comes to the use of biochar in agriculture, the majority of research conducted in the last decade has focused on its application as a soil amendment and for soil remediation. This treatment improves soil quality, increases crops yields, and sequestrates atmospheric carbon to the soil. Another widely studied aspect connecting biochar with agriculture is the composting processes of various agricultural waste with the addition of biochar. Obtaining the material via the pyrolysis of agricultural waste, including animal manure, has also been investigated. However, given the remarkable properties of biochar, its application potential could be utilized in other areas ...


Barnes, Mada (Fa 1317), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Barnes, Mada (Fa 1317), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1317. Paper titled "Farming Lore" by Mada Barnes for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Barnes provides brief farming lore collected chiefly from farmers in the Monroe County, Kentucky area. Some categories include: Chickens and eggs, Cattle, Snakes, Hunting and fishing... Informant names are provided and sometimes an address.


Negative Impacts Of The Beef Industry: Lab-Grown Meat, Stephanie Grass Aug 2019

Negative Impacts Of The Beef Industry: Lab-Grown Meat, Stephanie Grass

WRIT: Journal of First-Year Writing

The beef industry is harmful to the environment and human health and alternative solutions must be implemented in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. Water and grain are used in agriculture in abundance despite the negative environmental effects it causes. Cattle are the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the sector, also contributing to climate change. Antibiotics are used in large quantities without regard to potential future consequences. One potential solution for this problem is lab-grown beef, which demands very little from the consumer and would take pressure off the environmental issues the beef industry creates. Lab-grown ...


Meandering Water Dataset, Matthew Elliott Aug 2019

Meandering Water Dataset, Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Areas of land use changes in South Dakota's PPR region and associated soil and agriculture economic attributes.


Ruminant Bloat, Austin Sears, Kerry A. Rood Aug 2019

Ruminant Bloat, Austin Sears, Kerry A. Rood

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes bloat, a non-infectious disease common among the ruminant species, including types and clinical signs, prevention, and treatment.


Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Rainfall Index Insurance: What Is Ri-Prf?, Ryan Larsen, Shana Anderson Aug 2019

Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Rainfall Index Insurance: What Is Ri-Prf?, Ryan Larsen, Shana Anderson

All Current Publications

This fact sheet explains the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Rainfall Index Insurance, a subsidized insurance product developed for the USDA Risk Management Agency, designed to help protect producers from forage loss risks due to low precipitation.


User Guide For The 4-H Livestock Weight Calculators, Cody Zesiger, Joshua Dallin, Matthew D. Garcia, Nicole Reed Aug 2019

User Guide For The 4-H Livestock Weight Calculators, Cody Zesiger, Joshua Dallin, Matthew D. Garcia, Nicole Reed

All Current Publications

This fact sheet is a user's guide for the 4-H livestock weight calculators.


Grazing And Harvest Efficiency Of Forage By Cattle On Western Rangelands, Ruger Carter, Eric Thacker, Kevin Heaton, Beth Burritt Aug 2019

Grazing And Harvest Efficiency Of Forage By Cattle On Western Rangelands, Ruger Carter, Eric Thacker, Kevin Heaton, Beth Burritt

All Current Publications

This fact sheet provides guidelines for land managers to reach an appropriate level of utilization that increases animal and rangeland health.


The Impact Of Bumpers College Of Agricultural, Food And Life Sciences International Programs On Student Motivation For Continuing College And Student Engagement In The Classroom, Olivia Caroline Caillouet Aug 2019

The Impact Of Bumpers College Of Agricultural, Food And Life Sciences International Programs On Student Motivation For Continuing College And Student Engagement In The Classroom, Olivia Caroline Caillouet

Theses and Dissertations

Colleges aim to increase student achievement, which has been linked to motivation and engagement, as well as increase global partnerships. There is also an increasing demand from students for international programs (IPs) that prepare them to be global citizens. This study aimed to compare student motivation for continuing college and student engagement in the classroom before and after an IP. Students who participated in a Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences IP between January 2018 and August 2018 were surveyed prior to, and two weeks and three months post-program participation (n = 24). The instrument had 51 Likert-scale questions ...


Economic Contribution Of The Agricultural Sector To The Arkansas Economy In 2017, Leah English, Jennie Popp, Wayne Miller Jul 2019

Economic Contribution Of The Agricultural Sector To The Arkansas Economy In 2017, Leah English, Jennie Popp, Wayne Miller

Research Reports and Research Bulletins

Agriculture and associated agricultural activities are major contributors to the Arkansas economy. Agriculture is defined as the sum of agricultural production and processing activities, unless otherwise specified, and includes crop and animal production and processing, agricultural support industries, forestry and forest products, and textile goods. Agriculture contributes to the economy through direct agricultural production and value-added processing, and also leads to economic activity in other parts of the economy. This report is the eleventh in a series of reports examining agriculture’s economic contribution to the Arkansas economy. The total economic contribution of agriculture (direct, indirect, and induced effects) on ...


Intermountain Beef Cow/Calf Management Calendar, C. Kim Chapman, Matthew D. Garcia, Ryan Larsen, Kerry A. Rood Jul 2019

Intermountain Beef Cow/Calf Management Calendar, C. Kim Chapman, Matthew D. Garcia, Ryan Larsen, Kerry A. Rood

All Current Publications

This calendar gives beef cow/calf management tips for nutrition, animal health, finance, and public lands information for each month of the year.


Role Of Public Libraries In Promoting Youth Participation In Agriculture In Nigeria: Information As A Key Driver, Felicia Omorinola Yusuf Dr., Sola Emmanuel Owolabi Mr, Michael Opeyemi Fagbohun Mr., Oyeronke Adebayo Mrs., Juliana Iwu-James Mrs. Jun 2019

Role Of Public Libraries In Promoting Youth Participation In Agriculture In Nigeria: Information As A Key Driver, Felicia Omorinola Yusuf Dr., Sola Emmanuel Owolabi Mr, Michael Opeyemi Fagbohun Mr., Oyeronke Adebayo Mrs., Juliana Iwu-James Mrs.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper reviewed the integral role of public libraries in promoting youth participation in agriculture, information serving as a key driver. The population of youths in Nigeria estimated to be about 70 million establishes the need for this study, noting their relevance to economic growth and development of the agricultural sector. The major objectives of the study were to examine the perception of youths and their level of participation in agriculture in Nigeria; discuss factors limiting their participation; consider the implication of their participation; and the role of the public library in driving their productive involvement in agriculture. An appraisal ...


Young Dairymen, Mammoth Cave Chapter (Mss 662), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Young Dairymen, Mammoth Cave Chapter (Mss 662), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scans of scrapbooks (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 662. Scrapbooks (scanned copies only) and newsletters for the Young Dairymen, Mammoth Cave Chapter which was located in south central Kentucky and organized byH. Bland Dorris, Jr. The scrapbooks chiefly contain photographs of the group’s activities. Also included are the Chapter’s newsletters, 1982-1986.


Shasta County Agriculture Activity Book Project, Kylan Morris, Amy Brown Jun 2019

Shasta County Agriculture Activity Book Project, Kylan Morris, Amy Brown

Agricultural Education and Communication

With the development of an agricultural activity book for the kindergarten level, the authors have selected the top commodities produced in Shasta County and have directly applied them to Next Generation Science Standards. The reasoning behind creating a parallel between science lessons and a students’ immediate environment is to allow teachers to utilize their allotted time for teaching for state-mandated subjects while appointing agricultural topics as a vehicle for understanding these lessons.


Compact Farms: A Step Towards Sustainability, Chad A. Porter Jun 2019

Compact Farms: A Step Towards Sustainability, Chad A. Porter

Graduate Internship Reports in Agricultural Education

This project report accounts for the potential benefits compact farms can have for agriculture and sustainability. The report details the design, implementation, and management of Whistle Stop Farm, a 1-acre, diverse farm producing vegetables, fruits, and gourmet mushrooms for direct markets in Atascadero, California. The farm focuses on economic and environmental sustainability. A large part of the farm revolves around soil science and how to manage soils to promote a healthy soil ecosystem.


Mobile Drip Irrigation For Pivots And Laterals, Matt Yost, Jonno Holt, Chad Reid, Dean Winward, Niel Allen, Earl Creech Jun 2019

Mobile Drip Irrigation For Pivots And Laterals, Matt Yost, Jonno Holt, Chad Reid, Dean Winward, Niel Allen, Earl Creech

All Current Publications

This fact sheet is base on four irrigation demonstration/research trials conducted during 2018. It is part of ongoing research.


An Examination Of The Potential Threat Of A State-Sponsored Biological Attack Against The United States: A Study Of Policy Implications, Courtney Anne Pfluke May 2019

An Examination Of The Potential Threat Of A State-Sponsored Biological Attack Against The United States: A Study Of Policy Implications, Courtney Anne Pfluke

MSU Graduate Theses

In 2002, US Navy Seals found a list of pathogens in an Afghanistan cave that Al Qaeda had planned to use in a series of biological attacks. Unique about the discovery was that the pathogens were not limited to human ones. Six pathogens targeted livestock and four targeted crops. Despite this discovery, limited attention has been given to the possibility of a state-sponsored terrorist attack utilizing biological agents against the US population, food source, or water supply. Throughout history, biological agents have been developed for use as an offensive weapon for both states and terrorist groups. The United States may ...


Understanding Wetlands And Irrigation In The Little Snake River Basin, Wyoming, Lindsey Washkoviak May 2019

Understanding Wetlands And Irrigation In The Little Snake River Basin, Wyoming, Lindsey Washkoviak

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The Little Snake River Basin (LSRB) is a managed basin in South-central Wyoming located within the Colorado River watershed facing severe water shortages. There is increased pressure on water resource managers and agricultural producers to adopt water efficiency practices that could negatively affect wetland resources. However, studies have begun to quantify the importance of irrigation for recharging groundwater, maintaining late season instream flows, and maintaining and creating wetlands that provide wildlife habitat and ecosystem services.

In the LSRB there are 11,636 acres of wetlands; 56% of which overlap with irrigation. Conversion to more efficient irrigation could reduce water availability ...