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Iowa Farmers And The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: 2015 Survey Results, Laurie Nowatzke, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. Dec 2016

Iowa Farmers And The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: 2015 Survey Results, Laurie Nowatzke, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr.

Extension and Outreach Publications

In 2013, the state of Iowa released the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) (http:// www.nutrientstrategy.iastate.edu/). The NRS is a science and technology-based approach to guide actions that reduce the amount of nutrients delivered to Iowa waterways and the Gulf of Mexico. The NRS was developed through a collaboration between Iowa State University (ISU), the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), with support from the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The strategy outlines opportunities and recommendations for voluntary efforts to ...


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2015 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle Feb 2016

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2015 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farmers. The survey project collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to agricultural stakeholders across Iowa and the Midwest. The Farm Poll has been conducted every year since its establishment in 1982. It is the longestrunning survey of its kind in the nation. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Agricultural Statistics Service are partners in the Farm Poll. The information gathered through the annual survey is ...


Farmer Perspectives On Pesticide Resistance, J. Gordon Arbuckle Dec 2014

Farmer Perspectives On Pesticide Resistance, J. Gordon Arbuckle

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Pesticide resistance is on the rise in Iowa and the Midwest. Most corn and soybean farmers in the Corn Belt grow plants that have been genetically modified to express resistance to the herbicide glyphosate. In the case of corn, many hybrids have been genetically modified to express one or more Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) proteins that are toxic to western corn rootworm, a major insect pest. The development of crops that are genetically modified to tolerate glyphosate has been tied to a substantial reduction in tillage, which has led to reduced soil erosion. The advent of Bt corn has been credited ...


Obesity Risks Among Latino Immigrants In Rural Iowa, Michaela Byrne, Kimberly A. Greder Oct 2014

Obesity Risks Among Latino Immigrants In Rural Iowa, Michaela Byrne, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Latinos are Iowa’s largest and fastest growing minority group, and comprise 5.5 percent of the state’s total population.1 Between 2000 and 2013, Iowa’s Latino population experienced a 104.7 percent increase.1 Over the last 12 years, Latino enrollment in Iowa’s K-12 schools more than doubled.1 While rates of obesity have increased among all population groups, obesity is highest among Latinos and other racial and ethnic minority groups. 2,3


Iowa Farmers’ Nitrogen Management Practices And Perspectives, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Hanna Rosman May 2014

Iowa Farmers’ Nitrogen Management Practices And Perspectives, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Hanna Rosman

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Nitrogen (N) management is an issue of great importance to Iowa agriculture. Corn and other crops are highly dependent on nitrogen and other fertilizers. Most of the nutrients that are applied to agricultural lands serve their intended purpose of increasing crop yields. However, substantial quantities flow from fields into waterways, where they degrade water quality in Iowa’s streams, lakes, and other water bodies. Some of that nutrient flow eventually finds its way into the Mississippi River and then the Gulf of Mexico, where it contributes to the formation of a large area of oxygen-depleted water known as a hypoxic ...


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2013 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley Oct 2013

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2013 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farmers. The survey project collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to communities across Iowa and the Midwest. The Farm Poll has been conducted every year since its establishment in 1982, making it the longest-running survey of its kind in the nation. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Agricultural Statistics Service are partners in the Farm Poll. The information gathered through the annual survey is used ...


The Role Of Farm Families In Local Community Philanthropy, Paul Lasley, John Ferrell, J. Gordon Arbuckle Apr 2013

The Role Of Farm Families In Local Community Philanthropy, Paul Lasley, John Ferrell, J. Gordon Arbuckle

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Historically rural community development was rooted in self-help and collaborative efforts. Often organized on informal bases, these social actions and behaviors fell into the general rubric of “being a good neighbor.” Lacking access to political capital and external resources, residents of many small communities discovered that if something was going to get done, they had to do it themselves. Cooperative community action such as building schools, churches, stringing early electrical lines, and other public goods were rooted in a common belief that neighbors helping each other was the only viable way to make community improvements. These shared values of helping ...


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2012 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley, John Ferrell Dec 2012

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2012 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley, John Ferrell

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farm families that collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to rural communities across Iowa and the Midwest. Conducted every year since its establishment in 1982, this is the Farm Poll’s 30th year. It is the longest-running survey of its kind in the nation. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO), the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), and the Iowa Agricultural Statistics Service are active partners in the Farm Poll. The information gathered through ...


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2011 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley, John Ferrell Dec 2011

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2011 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley, John Ferrell

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey that collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to rural communities across Iowa and the Midwest. Conducted every year since its establishment in 1982, the Farm Poll is the longest-running survey of its kind in the nation. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Agricultural Statistics Service are all partners in the Farm Poll effort. The information gathered through the Farm Poll informs the development and improvement of research and ...


Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana Lynn Baltimore Dec 2011

Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana Lynn Baltimore

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Janet and Greg are finding life with a teenager difficult. They used to do more with their son, Jeff, 15, but now he is busy with his own friends and activities. If he needs to be picked up from practice, he just texts. He often argues with them about rules and always seems to need money for something. They are dreading the time when Jeff’s younger brother and sister also will be teens.


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2010 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley, Peter Korsching, Chris Kast Oct 2010

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2010 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Paul Lasley, Peter Korsching, Chris Kast

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey that collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to rural communities across Iowa and the Midwest. Conducted every year since its establishment in 1982, the Farm Poll is the longest-running survey of its kind in the nation. Iowa State University Extension, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Agricultural Statistics Service are all partners in the Farm Poll effort. The information gathered through the Farm Poll is used to inform the development and improvement of research ...


Farmers’ Views On Conservation Funding And Iowa’S Water And Land Legacy, J. Gordon Arbuckle Oct 2010

Farmers’ Views On Conservation Funding And Iowa’S Water And Land Legacy, J. Gordon Arbuckle

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey that collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to rural communities across Iowa and the Midwest. Conducted every year since its establishment in 1982, the Farm Poll is the longest-running survey of its kind in the nation. Iowa State University Extension, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Agricultural Statistics Service are all partners in the Farm Poll effort. The information gathered through the Farm Poll is used to inform the development and improvement of research ...


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2008 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Peter Korsching, Paul Lasley, Chris Kast Nov 2008

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2008 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Peter Korsching, Paul Lasley, Chris Kast

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Established in 1982, the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is conducted through a partnership between Iowa State University Extension, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Generally known as “The Farm Poll,” this annual survey effort collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to rural communities across Iowa and the Midwest. The Farm Poll serves to inform the development and improvement of extension and research programs and is used by local, state, and national leaders in their decisionmaking processes. We thank the many farm families who responded to ...


2007 Survey Report On Iowa Farmers' Views On The Bioeconomy, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Peter Korsching, Paul Lasley, Trevalyn Gruber Feb 2008

2007 Survey Report On Iowa Farmers' Views On The Bioeconomy, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Peter Korsching, Paul Lasley, Trevalyn Gruber

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

The past year has seen much discussion and coverage of the “bioeconomy.” Ethanol plant construction continues across the state, and government initiatives supporting biofuels development efforts such as the Iowa Power Fund have multiplied. With grants and agreements with private and public sector interests such as ConocoPhillips, DuPont, and the U.S. Department of Energy, Iowa State University is a major center of bioeconomy research. ISU Extension, in keeping with its mission to promote healthy people, environments, and economies, has been monitoring and informing these developments.


Rural Area Brain Drain: Is It A Reality?, Georgeanne M. Artz Jan 2003

Rural Area Brain Drain: Is It A Reality?, Georgeanne M. Artz

Extension and Outreach Publications

Brain drain, the out-migration of young, college- educated workers from the nation’s rural areas, poses a serious threat to the social and economic vitality of rural America. Anecdotal accounts from the Midwest to Maine describe an exodus of young college graduates, lured away by big-city living and better-paying jobs. Yet, nationwide the number of college graduates has steadily increased over the past few decades. In fact, between 1970 and 2000, the share of the population over age 25 with a college education rose in every U.S. county but five. The rising level of human capital, reflected in the ...