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Obituary: Elmer Clea Birney, 1940-2000, Hugh H. Genoways, Carleton J. Phillips, Jerry R. Choate, Robert S. Sikes, Kristin M. Kramer Nov 2000

Obituary: Elmer Clea Birney, 1940-2000, Hugh H. Genoways, Carleton J. Phillips, Jerry R. Choate, Robert S. Sikes, Kristin M. Kramer

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

On 11 June 2000, Dr. Elmer C. Birney unexpectedly passed away from cardiac arrest suffered while outside caring for his cattle at his home in Blaine, Minnesota. One of his former students, Robert Timm, probably best expressed the immediate reaction of his family and many friends: β€˜β€˜He was too young and in too good of health to be gone so soon.’’ At the time of his death, Elmer was Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, the Curator of Mammals at the Bell Museum of Natural History, and Director of Graduate Studies of the program in Ecology, Evolution ...


Ua66/5 Newsletter, Wku Agriculture Oct 2000

Ua66/5 Newsletter, Wku Agriculture

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Agriculture Department re: faculty/staff, students/alumni, student organizations and clubs and donors.


Safety Of Canning Quick Breads, Charlotte Brennand Oct 2000

Safety Of Canning Quick Breads, Charlotte Brennand

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Human Capital, Education, And Agriculture, Wallace E. Huffman Sep 2000

Human Capital, Education, And Agriculture, Wallace E. Huffman

Economic Staff Paper Series

Education is widely recognized as the most important form of human capital, and health as the second most important form. The primary focus is on schooling where private and social real rates of return remain high in low and middle income countries for elementary and secondary schooling. The paper reviews broad effects of education in agriculture, and examines some of the prospects and potential for thefuture. Conclusions include: (i) schooling cannot be viewed as unconditionally productive in agriculture. It s impact is conditioned by the price and technology environment and options for off-farm work and migration, (ii) With rapid advances ...


The Use Of Humor As A Teaching Tool In The College Classroom, Ron Deiter Jun 2000

The Use Of Humor As A Teaching Tool In The College Classroom, Ron Deiter

Economics Publications

Previous research reports a strong positive correlation between class attendance and student performance. Consequently, college educators, often explore innovative ways of encouraging class attendance. While no substitute for substance, humor is a teaching tool that can create a more positive, fun, interesting environment that promotes class attendance and student learning.

Despite recent widespread attention on the use of humor in our society, this paper identifies some professorial "myths" or misunderstandings about the use of humor in the classroom that continue to exist. These include I ) humor is telli ng jokes or physical comedy, 2) instructors should not try to use ...


Teaching The Ethics Of Biology, David Harris Ph.D., Carol K. Johansen May 2000

Teaching The Ethics Of Biology, David Harris Ph.D., Carol K. Johansen

Faculty Publications

Discusses the basic principles of ethics and ethical decision making as applied to biology. Ethical issues associated with biology; Theoretical basis of ethical decision-making; Models of ethical decision-making; Social implications of scientific experimentation and discovery.


Nf00-437 Setting Up Your Own Business Spotting Business Opportunities Among Scams, Carol Thayer Jan 2000

Nf00-437 Setting Up Your Own Business Spotting Business Opportunities Among Scams, Carol Thayer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact provides advice for entrepreneurs in selecting viable business opportunities.


Choosing A Bt Transgenic Corn Hybrid, R. J. Wright, Thomas E. Hunt, J. F. Witkowski, Blair Siegfried, John E. Foster Jan 2000

Choosing A Bt Transgenic Corn Hybrid, R. J. Wright, Thomas E. Hunt, J. F. Witkowski, Blair Siegfried, John E. Foster

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Describes traits of various Bt corn hybrids and factors to consider when selecting and using these hybrids.


Creating A Strong Family: Commitment: The Family Comes First, John Defrain Jan 2000

Creating A Strong Family: Commitment: The Family Comes First, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is based on years of family research and describes how strong families are committed to each other and to the family.


G1398 Corn Grain Yield And Kernel Weight Stability After Black Layer, Fred W. Roeth, Roger Wesley Elmore Jan 2000

G1398 Corn Grain Yield And Kernel Weight Stability After Black Layer, Fred W. Roeth, Roger Wesley Elmore

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide disputes previous reports that corn yields are reduced after black layer if harvest is delayed.

An October 1995 article in a national farm publication reported that corn dry matter decreased 1 percent for every percent loss in rain moisture as corn dried in the field after black layer (physiological maturity). The dry matter loss reportedly was hybrid specific and possibly due to seed respiration. This observation was based on research conducted at Purdue University with three hybrids over four years. All hybrids tested had significant dry matter losses in three of the four years. A report of similar ...


G1416 Direct Sale Of Poultry, Paul Swanson Jan 2000

G1416 Direct Sale Of Poultry, Paul Swanson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides poultry producers with information on how to market poultry directly to customers. It includes information on pricing, regulations, processing and relationship marketing.

The decision to market meat poultry requires a basic change in the way growers think about production. The question is no longer how many birds I can raise but how many I can sell at a reasonable profit.

Pricing

Several factors must be considered in pricing. First, determine the average amount of profit you need from each bird. Second, know your average cost to produce each bird. Finally, discover prices charged by others who are ...


G1374 Escherichia Coli: Testing For Process Control Verification,, Mindy Brashears, Dianne Peters Jan 2000

G1374 Escherichia Coli: Testing For Process Control Verification,, Mindy Brashears, Dianne Peters

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide was developed to help processors correctly perform carcass sampling in meat and poultry operations and interpret the results.

In July 1996, the U.S.D.A. published the Final Rule on Pathogen Reduction for meat and poultry processing facilities. Its goal is to reduce the occurrence of food-borne pathogens in meat and poultry products. The rule requires carcass sampling for "generic" E. coli in meat and poultry slaughter operations. The U.S.D.A. has developed guidelines for acceptable, marginal and unacceptable amounts of E. coli to be used by the processor to determine if their process is ...


G1408 Grain Molds And Mycotoxins In Corn, Jim Stack Jan 2000

G1408 Grain Molds And Mycotoxins In Corn, Jim Stack

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Storage molds of corn occur in Nebraska annually, potentially lowering grain quality. Mycotoxin contamination of corn occurs periodically, potentially affecting human and animal health. Learn how to identify the different types and their effects. Introduction In Nebraska, grain molds occur every year to varying degrees on field corn, seed corn, white corn, and other specialty corn hybrids. Most grain mold pathogens become associated with the kernel in the field; however, under certain conditions of temperature, relative humidity, and grain moisture, these molds can grow within the colonized kernel and even spread to adjacent kernels during transport and storage. Several issues ...


Herbicide Resistant Weeds, Alex R. Martin, Fred W. Roeth, Chad Lee Jan 2000

Herbicide Resistant Weeds, Alex R. Martin, Fred W. Roeth, Chad Lee

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The development of herbicide resistant weeds is described along with strategies to prevent development. Herbicide resistance refers to plants within a weed species that, after repeated use of a herbicide, are no longer controlled by normal rates of that herbicide. Herbicide resistance often develops in fields that have been sprayed with herbicides with the same site of action for several years. Herbicide resistance is usually attributed to slight genetic differences between resistant and susceptible plants. These changes occur at a frequency of one plant in a million or even a billion. Herbicide resistance is not dependent on the environment or ...


Nf00-432 Open Meeting Law, Jeanette Friesen Jan 2000

Nf00-432 Open Meeting Law, Jeanette Friesen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses Nebraska state statute 84-1408 which relates to the open meeting law.


Nf00-434 Understanding And Using Parliamentary Procedure, Gary C. Bergman Jan 2000

Nf00-434 Understanding And Using Parliamentary Procedure, Gary C. Bergman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses definitions for vocabulary related to parliamentary procedure.


G00-1411 Biosecurity Basics For Cattle Operations And Good Management Practices (Gmp) For Controlling Infectious Diseases, Marilyn Buhman, Grant Dewell, Dicky D. Griffin Jan 2000

G00-1411 Biosecurity Basics For Cattle Operations And Good Management Practices (Gmp) For Controlling Infectious Diseases, Marilyn Buhman, Grant Dewell, Dicky D. Griffin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide introduces cattle producers to the concept of biosecurity and provides practical management recommendations for preventing and/or containing infectious disease.

Biosecurity

The goal of biosecurity is to stop transmission of disease-causing agents by preventing, minimizing or controlling cross-contamination of body fluids (feces, urine, saliva, etc.) between animals, animals to feed and animals to equipment that may directly or indirectly contact animals. Biosecurity management practices are designed to prevent the spread of disease by minimizing the movement of biologic organisms and their vectors (viruses, bacteria, rodents, flies, etc.) onto and within your operation. Biosecurity can be very difficult to ...


Nf00-443 Creating A Strong Family: Enjoyable Time Together: A Journey Of Happy Memories, John Defrain Jan 2000

Nf00-443 Creating A Strong Family: Enjoyable Time Together: A Journey Of Happy Memories, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact explores the importance of time spent together and creating happy memories in building a strong family.


Nf00-446 Creating A Strong Family: Qualities Of Strong Families, John Defrain Jan 2000

Nf00-446 Creating A Strong Family: Qualities Of Strong Families, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has guidelines for Creating a Strong Family.


G1387 Cash Leasing Of Cropland In Nebraska, Bruce B. Johnson, Roger A. Selley, H. Douglas Jose, John D. Cole Jan 2000

G1387 Cash Leasing Of Cropland In Nebraska, Bruce B. Johnson, Roger A. Selley, H. Douglas Jose, John D. Cole

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses the advantages and disadvantages of cash leasing cropland. It also provides guidelines for setting a fair cash rental rate.

Each year, more than 4 million acres of Nebraska cropland are leased under a cash lease arrangement. A cash lease involves the landowner conveying use of the cropland and associated management responsibilities to the tenant operator in exchange for a negotiated amount of cash. The cash payment is usually made in two installments, half at the beginning of the crop season and half at the end.

Under a typical cash lease, the tenant operator receives all the crop ...


G1419 Community Supported Agriculture, Paul Swanson Jan 2000

G1419 Community Supported Agriculture, Paul Swanson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide explains what community supported agriculture is, how it works and what producers will need to do to participate.

Most Nebraskans have not heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) but the concept is about three decades old in Japan and Europe and about 10-15 years old on the east coast of the United States.

In Japan, because of continued loss of farmland to urbanization and the migration of farmers to the city, a group of women approached local farm families with the idea of direct marketing produce from area farms to urban residents. This created an alternative distribution system ...


G1414 Rewarding Team Members, Janet Fox Jan 2000

G1414 Rewarding Team Members, Janet Fox

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide explains how managers can tailor recognition to individuals, thus increasing its effectiveness.

Introduction

If there's one thing in life that everyone wants it's to be appreciated, rewarded and recognized for their contributions. Studies indicate that employees find personal recognition more motivational than money. Results of a recent Council on Communication Management survey confirms this. According to a recent Gallup poll of people who stopped volunteering, 42 percent said they felt their work was unimportant or was unappreciated at the work place or in a volunteer setting, appropriately rewarding people is important to retention and job performance.


G1410 Selection And Use Of Disinfectants, Terri Jo (Jo) Bek, Dee Griffin, Jim Kennedy Jan 2000

G1410 Selection And Use Of Disinfectants, Terri Jo (Jo) Bek, Dee Griffin, Jim Kennedy

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide provides cattle producers and animal health workers information to help them better select and use disinfectants in their biosecurity program.

It is important to note that selecting and using disinfectants is only a tool in achieving the goal of biosecurity, which is to prevent, minimize or control cross-contamination of infective organisms between animals, from animals to feed and from animals to equipment that may directly or indirectly contact animals. Covers: definitions, selection, types of disinfectants considered; disinfectant selection table; and cattle viruses with and without viral envelopes. Includes tables of attributes to aid with disinfectant selection and cattle ...


G00-1414 Rewarding Team Members, Janet Fox Jan 2000

G00-1414 Rewarding Team Members, Janet Fox

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide explains how managers can tailor recognition to individuals, thus increasing its effectiveness.

The Importance of Rewards

If there's one thing in life that everyone wants it's to be appreciated, rewarded and recognized for their contributions. Studies indicate that employees find personal recognition more motivational than money. Results of a recent Council on Communication Management survey confirms this. According to a recent Gallup poll of people who stopped volunteering, 42 percent said they felt their work was unimportant or was unappreciated at the work place or in a volunteer setting, appropriately rewarding people is important to retention ...


Ec00-826 2000 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part Ii, H. Douglas Jose, Melissa Van Winkle Jan 2000

Ec00-826 2000 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part Ii, H. Douglas Jose, Melissa Van Winkle

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Every two years a survey of custom operations is conducted to determine the current rates charged for specific machinery operations. The survey is divided into two parts: spring and summer operations, including planting and small grains harvest in Part I, and information about fall and miscellaneous operations in Part II.


Nf00-438 Critical Access Hospitals: An Opportunity For Rural Nebraska, John Roberts, Judy Weber, Mary Ellen Rider Jan 2000

Nf00-438 Critical Access Hospitals: An Opportunity For Rural Nebraska, John Roberts, Judy Weber, Mary Ellen Rider

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact describes The advantages of living in a rural community are many. Sometimes rural Nebraskans choose this lifestyle, giving up the conveniences of a larger city, to live what they perceive to be a better life. Quality health care, however, is not a convenience; it's a necessity. Because rural hospitals are so unique, they require more flexibility from government regulations and federal policies. This helps them continue to provide access to cost-effective, quality health care services.


Ec00-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2000, Scott J. Josiah Jan 2000

Ec00-1759 Nebraska Register Of Champion Trees 2000, Scott J. Josiah

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraska is famous for its sports champions, but how about Champion Trees? While Nebraska is considered a "prairie state," trees have always played a prominent role in the quality of life of Nebraskans. Native trees were used to build the first pioneer homes. They also were used to heat them and protect them from wind.

The Nebraska Champion Tree program identifies and recognizes the largest living specimen of all native and the most common introduced tree species in Nebraska.


Ec00-280 Hiring Dairy Personnel: Making The Process Easier, Jeffrey F. Keown Jan 2000

Ec00-280 Hiring Dairy Personnel: Making The Process Easier, Jeffrey F. Keown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Position descriptions are essential. A detailed position, or job, description can help you as an employer identify and eliminate applicants who will not perform well on the job and gives you justifiable grounds for terminating an employee who does not perform the job satisfactorily.

On most dairy farms, employees can be grouped into three categories: herd managers, feeders or outdoor workers, and milkers. This extension circular discusses the description for each category, how to start the hiring process, and questions that may be asked during interviewing and after hiring for a position on the dairy farm.


Nf00-410 Fungicide Options For Managing Foliar Diseases On Wheat, John E. Watkins Jan 2000

Nf00-410 Fungicide Options For Managing Foliar Diseases On Wheat, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Stripe and leaf rusts, tan spot and Septoria leaf blotch comprise the four primary foliar diseases of wheat in the central Great Plains. In eastern and south central Nebraska leaf rust and Septoria leaf blotch are common, and in the wheat-fallow-wheat regions of western Nebraska, tan spot is an important foliar disease. Stripe rust occurs statewide.

This NebFact discusses the options of treatment criteria, profitability of treatment, treatment products and timing for managing foliar diseases of wheat.


Nf00-411 Seed Treatment Fungicides For Soybeans (Revised January 2004), Loren J. Giesler Jan 2000

Nf00-411 Seed Treatment Fungicides For Soybeans (Revised January 2004), Loren J. Giesler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The most common soybean disease problem in Nebraska is seedling damping off and seed rot caused by several fungi. Early season damping off and root rots are often followed by premature death, which in many instances may be attributed to fungal infections earlier in the season.

This NebFact discusses the seed treatment fungicides for soybeans. These includes protectants (contacts) that are effective only on the seed surface; and systemic fungicides that are absorbed by the emerging seedling, which inhibit or kill the fungus inside host plant tissues.