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Ec92-887 Pricing For Profit, Carol Thayer Jan 1992

Ec92-887 Pricing For Profit, Carol Thayer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Pricing is systematically determining the "right" price for a product or service. Setting a price is easy, but determining the "right" price is more difficult. Pricing can be an educated guess or an orderly analsis.

This extension circular discusses the proper way of setting pricing goals in a business and determining a pricing strategy.


Ec92-1248 Growing Squash And Pumpkin For Food And Ornamentation, Laurie Hodges, Frederick P. Baxendale, David S. Wysong Jan 1992

Ec92-1248 Growing Squash And Pumpkin For Food And Ornamentation, Laurie Hodges, Frederick P. Baxendale, David S. Wysong

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Pumpkin and squash are American members of the plant family Cucurbitaceae. Cucumbers, originally from India, muskmelons from the Middle East, and watermelons from Africa are other members of this important family of vine crops. Squash, like corn, was domesticated by Indians of Central America and spread to the 48 contiguous states of the United tates before the arrival of Columbus. Squash was among the first vegetables to be planted in Nebraska.

These crops can be used in many ways. The quick-growing, tender-skinned summer squash, when harvested and used while still immature, are delicious either steamed and buttered or sliced and ...


G92-1070 Feeding Dairy Cattle For Proper Body Condition Score, Rick Grant, Jeffrey F. Keown Jan 1992

G92-1070 Feeding Dairy Cattle For Proper Body Condition Score, Rick Grant, Jeffrey F. Keown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes feeding and management practices that allow the producer to control body condition throughout lactation and the dry period.

Body condition score is a critical measure of a dairy feeding system's effectiveness. Adequate body fat reserves promote milk production, reproductive efficiency, and herd longevity. Excessively fat cows or overly thin cows run much greater risks of metabolic problems, lower milk yield, poor conception rates, and dystocia (difficult calving). Failure to attain proper body condition or rapid changes in body condition score during early lactation may indicate problems in herd health or feeding management.


The Adoption Of Soil Conservation Practices In Burkina Faso: The Role Of Indigenous Knowledge, Social Structure And Institutional Support , Basga Emile Dialla Jan 1992

The Adoption Of Soil Conservation Practices In Burkina Faso: The Role Of Indigenous Knowledge, Social Structure And Institutional Support , Basga Emile Dialla

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In the West African country of Burkina Faso, soil erosion has long been a concern. The national government has perceived soil erosion a problem for over a quarter of a century. Although institutional support and practices to control the severity of soil erosion are available, attempts to address the problem have met with limited success. This limited success may be related to lack of consideration of the local indigenous knowledge as a restraining factor. Farmers may be reluctant to adopt conservation practices unfamiliar to them;This study, conducted in two villages in the northwestern Burkina Faso investigates the important role ...


Educational Technology Tools Used By Extension Professionals: A North Central Region Survey , Eusebio Dagoberto Torres Quintana Jan 1992

Educational Technology Tools Used By Extension Professionals: A North Central Region Survey , Eusebio Dagoberto Torres Quintana

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research project focuses on the use of educational technology tools (ETt) within the Extension Service and its professional staff in the 12-state North Central Region of the United States. ETt are those pieces of equipment, software, and hardware used by Extension staff members to support program delivery management;The objectives of this study were to investigate the kinds of ETt available, assess the current and future use of these technologies, and identify barriers that prevent their use in Extension programs;The systems and communication theory and behaviorism and cognitive theory are the environment and the framework that support the ...


An Assessment Of Farmers' Participation In Integrated Agricultural Development Projects In Peninsular Malaysia , Bahaman Abu Samah Jan 1992

An Assessment Of Farmers' Participation In Integrated Agricultural Development Projects In Peninsular Malaysia , Bahaman Abu Samah

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to determine the nature and intensity of farmers' participation in Integrated Agricultural Development Projects (IADP) in Peninsular Malaysia. Specifically, the objectives of the study were to: (1) determine the demographic characteristics of the farmers in IADPs, (2) assess farmers' knowledge of IADP, (3) determine farmers' attitudes toward IADP programs, (4) determine farmers' attitudes toward IADP personnel, (5) assess the nature and intensity of farmers' participation in developmental activities in IADP, (6) determine the differences in selected variables among IADPs, and (7) assess the relationships between selected variables and intensity of participation;Data for the study were ...


Perceptions And Values Of Secondary Education As Expressed By Professional Foresters , Grant Morris Tipton Iii Jan 1992

Perceptions And Values Of Secondary Education As Expressed By Professional Foresters , Grant Morris Tipton Iii

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to answer two key questions: First, should forestry education be integrated into Oregon's overall public instruction; and more specifically, into that of the secondary education component? Second, if forestry education should be integrated into Oregon secondary instruction, what educational units should constitute the curriculum? The membership of the Oregon Society of American Foresters was used as the frame for this investigation. The sample consisted of 400 randomly selected respondents;Data were collected through the use of a survey instrument. In addition to demographic information about the respondent, the instrument was designed to determine ...


Developing A User-Cordial Online Retrieval Model Strategy To Access Extension Educational Materials From A North Central Region Database , Martha Maria Brown Jan 1992

Developing A User-Cordial Online Retrieval Model Strategy To Access Extension Educational Materials From A North Central Region Database , Martha Maria Brown

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

There is concern that the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) is not implementing electronic communication technologies rapidly enough to effectively compete with other information providers. Anxiety regarding electronic information-accessing strategies must be overcome with appropriate orientation and training so their use becomes routine. Extension personnel need an efficient, easy-to-use method of accessing online data-base in order to comply with the CES mission of assisting people in improving their lives. The purpose of this study was to extend the existing North Central Region Educational Materials Project (NCREMP) information search system by developing an online search strategy that is an easily-used tool for ...


The Leadership Institute For A New Century : A Three-Year Descriptive Study And Evaluation, Viana Eileen Kelly Jan 1992

The Leadership Institute For A New Century : A Three-Year Descriptive Study And Evaluation, Viana Eileen Kelly

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Determining The Content And Structure For An Agricultural Electronics Course , Neal Joseph Schlautman Jan 1992

Determining The Content And Structure For An Agricultural Electronics Course , Neal Joseph Schlautman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

An agricultural electronics course was developed for the Agricultural Systems Technology degree program at Iowa State University. Resources utilized in the curriculum development process were course syllabi from other institutions and the input of industry experts;Twenty-seven institutions were contacted to determine the current status of agricultural electronics education in American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) recognized agricultural technology and management curricula. The results indicated that less than one-half of these curricula offer an agricultural electronics course. Little agreement from one institution to another on course content was found for those agricultural technology and management curricula that offer an agricultural ...


The Interrelationships Among Nutritional Status, Living Environment, And School Performance Of First Through Third Grade Primary School Children Living In Low Socioeconomic Areas In Khartoum, Sudan , Sidiga A. Rahim Washi Jan 1992

The Interrelationships Among Nutritional Status, Living Environment, And School Performance Of First Through Third Grade Primary School Children Living In Low Socioeconomic Areas In Khartoum, Sudan , Sidiga A. Rahim Washi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to investigate the interrelations among and between indicators of nutritional status, living environment, and school performance of first through third grade primary school children living in low socioeconomic areas in Khartoum, Sudan. Subjects were 198 first through third grade males and females enrolled in six primary schools in three urban, low socioeconomic areas of Khartoum. An interview form was developed to obtain information from the subjects' mothers or female guardians regarding demographic and living environment information, food behavior patterns, and common illnesses of their children. At school, anthropometric characteristics (weight and height) were measured ...


Perceptions Of Czech And Slovak Participants Of The Usefulness Of The Iowa State University "Farm Management In A Market Economy Workshop" , Gary Allan White Jan 1992

Perceptions Of Czech And Slovak Participants Of The Usefulness Of The Iowa State University "Farm Management In A Market Economy Workshop" , Gary Allan White

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this investigation was to assess the perception of the participants who attended Farm Management in a Market Economy (Workshop I), which was presented at the three agriculture universities in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic. The workshop was designed to assist them in their efforts in moving from a centrally controlled economy (society) to a market economy (society). Objectives of the study were to determine: (1) to what extent the participants were able to understand the information presented in the workshop; (2) the usefulness of the workshop to the participants in their efforts to understand a market ...


Teacher Perceptions Of Agricultural Teaching Practices And Methods For Youth And Adults In Iowa , Abdul Karim Kassem Jan 1992

Teacher Perceptions Of Agricultural Teaching Practices And Methods For Youth And Adults In Iowa , Abdul Karim Kassem

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of this study were to determine (a) the importance of selected instructional techniques, (b) the degree to which teachers should possess selected teacher characteristics, (c) the effectiveness of selected instructional methods in formal educational settings for youth and adults, and (d) the effectiveness of selected instructional methods in informal educational settings of youth and adults;Mailed questionnaires were the means employed to gather information on the research topic from the target population. Stratified sampling was the method used to select teachers to participate in the study. The total sample was 90 teachers;Frequencies were used to satisfy the ...


An Assessment Of Field-Level Extension Agent Inservice Training Needs Related To The Educational Process As Perceived By Extension Personnel In The Sabah State Department Of Agriculture, Malaysia , Abdul Rahim Awang Jan 1992

An Assessment Of Field-Level Extension Agent Inservice Training Needs Related To The Educational Process As Perceived By Extension Personnel In The Sabah State Department Of Agriculture, Malaysia , Abdul Rahim Awang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to identify and analyze the training needs of Agricultural Technicians (ATs), the field-level extension agents, in professional competency areas of agricultural extension related to the educational process. The objectives were to: (1) identify inservice training needs of ATs in the identified areas; (2) determine relationships between the perceived training needs of ATs and the training needs of ATs as perceived by extension supervisors; (3) determine relationships between ATs' and extension supervisors' perceived level of importance to extension; (4) investigate the relationships between individual demographic data and the perceived training needs of ATs; (5) identify the preferences ...


Relationships Between The Attitudes Of Catholic Women Toward The Church, Feminism, And Self-Concept, Ann M. Gansemer Jan 1992

Relationships Between The Attitudes Of Catholic Women Toward The Church, Feminism, And Self-Concept, Ann M. Gansemer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Glipizide On Serum Insulin And Glucose Concentrations In Healthy Cats, A Miller, R Nelson, Claudia Kirk, L Neal, E Feldman Dec 1991

Effect Of Glipizide On Serum Insulin And Glucose Concentrations In Healthy Cats, A Miller, R Nelson, Claudia Kirk, L Neal, E Feldman

Claudia A Kirk

With the recent identification of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) in cats, new possibilities arise for the use of oral hypoglycaemic agents in the treatment of feline NIDDM, similar to their use in humans. To identify the future applicability of the oral hypoglycaemic agent, glipizide, in the treatment of feline NIDDM, its effects on serum insulin and glucose concentrations in healthy cats was examined. In addition, adverse effects seen clinically or on bloodwork following short-term use of the drug were looked for. Serum insulin and glucose concentrations were evaluated after the oral administration of 2.5, 5.0 and 10.0 ...