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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 ...


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 ...


Iowa Population Over 100 Years, David J. Peters May 2011

Iowa Population Over 100 Years, David J. Peters

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Offers population trends to inform community planning decisions. Gives key aspects of population change by metro, urban, and rural areas.

Examines change across counties and identifies factors that contribute to change. Includes implications of population change.


Child Poverty In Iowa—1969–2009, David J. Peters May 2011

Child Poverty In Iowa—1969–2009, David J. Peters

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Find information about trends in child poverty in Iowa, the socioeconomic characteristics of poor places, and the potential implications child poverty has for Iowa. Includes information on data and statistical methods.


Place-Based Poverty In Iowa, David J. Peters Feb 2011

Place-Based Poverty In Iowa, David J. Peters

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Here's a report that documents trends in poverty across Iowa counties during the past 40 years. It also identifies key factors of poverty in Iowa and their correlation.


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.


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2007 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Peter Korsching, Paul Lasley, Trevalyn Gruber Dec 2007

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2007 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Peter Korsching, Paul Lasley, Trevalyn Gruber

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Iowa farm families have both hopes and concerns associated with changes unfolding across the state, especially those related to the rapid development of the “bioeconomy.” The increasing focus on renewable fuels, especially ethanol and biodiesel, brings both great expectations for grain prices and economic growth as well as worries about impacts on the environment and the structure of agriculture. The 2007 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked questions about these issues and related topics such as land use and future farm plans. The poll was created in 1982 by Iowa State University Extension, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics ...


Iowa Food Security, Insecurity And Hunger—Emergency Food Resources: Meeting Food Needs Of Iowa Households, Kimberly A. Greder, Steven Garasky, Louis Wright Morton Aug 2004

Iowa Food Security, Insecurity And Hunger—Emergency Food Resources: Meeting Food Needs Of Iowa Households, Kimberly A. Greder, Steven Garasky, Louis Wright Morton

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Report of an ISU Extension study of people who used food pantries in Polk, Scott, Decatur, and Monroe counties in 2002.


Iowa Food Security, Insecurity And Hunger—No More Food Stamps: Iowa Households That Left The Food Stamp Program, Steven Garasky Jun 2004

Iowa Food Security, Insecurity And Hunger—No More Food Stamps: Iowa Households That Left The Food Stamp Program, Steven Garasky

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Details of a research project that studied Iowa food stamp recipients who left the program in 1997.


Methodology Brief: Focus Group Fundamentals, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Beverlyn Lundy Allen, Kathlene Larson May 2004

Methodology Brief: Focus Group Fundamentals, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Beverlyn Lundy Allen, Kathlene Larson

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Focus group research can produce highly useful information about programs and services that surveys miss. Learn how to gather rich detail.


Methodology Brief: Can You Call It A Focus Group?, Kathlene Larson, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Beverlyn Lundy Allen May 2004

Methodology Brief: Can You Call It A Focus Group?, Kathlene Larson, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Beverlyn Lundy Allen

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Focus groups don't work for every purpose. Determine appropriate use of focus groups to get high quality information for high quality decision-making.


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—2003 Summary Report, Peter Korsching, Paul Lasley Nov 2003

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—2003 Summary Report, Peter Korsching, Paul Lasley

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Highlights include opinions on community well-being, quality of life, and sense of community. Questions were also asked about biotechnology, food safety, GMOs, and more.


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—2002 Summary Report, Paul Lasley Jul 2002

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—2002 Summary Report, Paul Lasley

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Survey results from almost 2,000 farmers in 2002 regarding crop and livestock issues and quality of life in Iowa.


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—2001 Summary Report, Paul Lasley Aug 2001

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—2001 Summary Report, Paul Lasley

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Highlights regarding community and economic development, among other survey questions, as reported in this 2001 summary.


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—2000 Summary Report, Paul Lasley Jul 2000

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—2000 Summary Report, Paul Lasley

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Survey results from nearly 5,000 farmers in 2000 highlighted the following topics: biotechnology, food safety and health, transgenic hybrids, average distance traveled to obtain services (business, community, etc.), recreational and leisure activities, minority and immigrant issues, alternative livestock production, financial conditions, and quality of life.


County Zoning In Iowa: An Explanation Of Chapter 335 Of The Iowa Code, Stuart Huntington Jan 2000

County Zoning In Iowa: An Explanation Of Chapter 335 Of The Iowa Code, Stuart Huntington

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Chapter 335 of the Iowa Code delegates zoning authority to counties, which helps give direction in developing and controlling future growth. This publication is a resource for Iowa county officials and citizens interested in chapter 335.


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—1999 Summary Report, Paul Lasley Nov 1999

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—1999 Summary Report, Paul Lasley

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Results of the 1999 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll with the primary focus on how farm families are coping with current conditions and what they expect in the next decade.


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—1998 Summary Report, Paul Lasley Jul 1998

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—1998 Summary Report, Paul Lasley

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Results of the 1998 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll; highlights include information technology on Iowa farms, opinions on economic development, ranking of state and national issues, precision farming, quality of life, and issues surrounding the livestock industry.


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—1997 Summary Report, Paul Lasley Nov 1997

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll—1997 Summary Report, Paul Lasley

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

Results of the 1997 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll regarding risk, health issues, perceptions of well-being, job and work satisfaction, perceived financial situation, new technologies, and off-farm employment.