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Faculty Publications - Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

1991

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Climate For Change In Extension: Different Perspectives Make A Difference, Rose Marie Tondl Sep 1991

Climate For Change In Extension: Different Perspectives Make A Difference, Rose Marie Tondl

Faculty Publications - Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

The 1990s are ushering in major changes for Cooperative Extension as National Initiatives become the foundation for program planning, replacing some of the traditional discipline-based programs. As new ideas for program operations are introduced, a natural consequence is human resistance to change. Throughout the system, we're being forced to cope with fundamental changes in the way we do business. The possibility of upsetting the balance of power exists. Individuals will take action based on their perception of how changes will affect their relative power position in the organization. New knowledge, varying economic conditions, pressures of competition, evolution of new ...


Evaluation Of Milkweed Floss As An Insulative Fill Material&#;, Patricia Cox Crews, Shiela A. Sievert, Lisa T. Woeppel, Elizabeth A. Mccullough Apr 1991

Evaluation Of Milkweed Floss As An Insulative Fill Material&#;, Patricia Cox Crews, Shiela A. Sievert, Lisa T. Woeppel, Elizabeth A. Mccullough

Faculty Publications - Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

Milkweed, a perennial plant that can adapt to adverse soil conditions, is being developed as an alternative crop. Fiber characterization and potential market identification are critical to its development. The most promising commercial use for milkweed floss is as a loose fill for jackets and comforters. The purpose of this research was to evaluate milkweed floss as an insulative fill material and to compare its performance to other insulators. Seven identical jackets were constructed using different fill materials matched on a per unit weight basis. The insulation (clo) values for the jackets were measured using a standing, heated manikin in ...