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Factors Related To The Academic Success Of Community College Agricultural Students Who Transfer To Four-Year Institutions , Daniel Warren Brown Jan 1994

Factors Related To The Academic Success Of Community College Agricultural Students Who Transfer To Four-Year Institutions , Daniel Warren Brown

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to answer questions as to whether community college Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree students transfer and, if so, whether they are successful academically;Based on the overall transfer rate, it appears that vocational educational programs in agriculture at Iowa's community colleges are meeting their primary mission of school to work;For this study five hypotheses were formulated to determine whether there was a relationship between when the decision was made to transfer by AAS agricultural community college students and their performance and progress in the four-year institution;Two questionnaires were developed to collect the ...


Extension Education In Africa, Asia, And Latin America: Perceptions By Extension Educators And International Graduate Students Of Extension Education In The United States , Ismail Eltigani Mohamed Jan 1994

Extension Education In Africa, Asia, And Latin America: Perceptions By Extension Educators And International Graduate Students Of Extension Education In The United States , Ismail Eltigani Mohamed

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Purpose. This study focused on extension education outside the United States as perceived by extension educators and international graduate students of extension education. Specifically, the study described characteristics of the two groups, and documented their perceptions toward (1) policies and characteristics of the extension organizations, (2) educational needs of rural people, (3) agricultural extension program processes and practices, and (4) educational needs of international graduate students. In addition, the study focused on possible differences between the groups' perceptions and possible relationships between groups' characteristics and perceptions;Methods. Data were solicited from 96 extension educators and 128 international graduate students at ...


Perceptions And Activities Of Agriculture Education Teachers In Us Institutions Of Higher Education Regarding Internationalization Of The Agricultural Education Curriculum , Michael Jackson Akpan Jan 1994

Perceptions And Activities Of Agriculture Education Teachers In Us Institutions Of Higher Education Regarding Internationalization Of The Agricultural Education Curriculum , Michael Jackson Akpan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As the perceived distances from country to country and from continent to continent continue to diminish, the responsibility of U.S. institutions of higher education to prepare students for life in the future takes on added dimensions. The question is whether an ever-growing number of our agricultural education graduates are educated to a more thorough understanding of the international forces that are shaping their careers and their world;The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions held by agricultural education teachers in U.S. institutions of higher education regarding internationalization of the agricultural education curriculum;Two hundred and ...


An Evaluation Of Agricultural Development Projects Recently Conducted In Uruguay: Guidelines For Extension , Ond Pedro Dehegedus Jan 1994

An Evaluation Of Agricultural Development Projects Recently Conducted In Uruguay: Guidelines For Extension , Ond Pedro Dehegedus

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation of six agricultural development projects recently carried out in Uruguay, South America. This study used qualitative methods to collect and analyze the data;This study attempted to show the importance of other factors, broadly called sociological, for eliciting the kind of results in projects that were expected before their implementation. The study revealed that strategies to implement the selected projects have relied on two basic modalities: the revolving credit system and the community development approach. The researcher found that results of projects based on the revolving credit system were not ...


Computer Technology Use By Iowa State University Extension Personnel With Implications For Training And Support: An Analysis Of Alternative Structural Equation Models , Sung-Youl Park Jan 1994

Computer Technology Use By Iowa State University Extension Personnel With Implications For Training And Support: An Analysis Of Alternative Structural Equation Models , Sung-Youl Park

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

There was a concern that available current information, resources and computer systems including network systems such as EXNET in Iowa State University Extension are underutilized. There were indications of skill deficiencies and a lack of confidence about computers among the staff. In addition to this concern, there may be a need for Extension administration to provide training and support for Extension personnel' s computer use;The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship of computer use with selected factors such as computer attitudes, computer experience, computer knowledge, learning styles, and job position and to develop a linear structural ...


Perceptions Regarding The Status Of Women In Selected Careers In Agriculture: Implications To Agricultural Education, Annette Louise Kiefer Jan 1994

Perceptions Regarding The Status Of Women In Selected Careers In Agriculture: Implications To Agricultural Education, Annette Louise Kiefer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of The Philosophy Of International Agricultural And Extension Education: A Post-Positivist Approach , Stephen Michael Campbell Jan 1994

An Analysis Of The Philosophy Of International Agricultural And Extension Education: A Post-Positivist Approach , Stephen Michael Campbell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to articulate a post-positivist philosophy of international agricultural and extension education. The study was phenomenological, in that it tried to discover and describe the essence of international agricultural and extension education. In doing so, it articulated a philosophy which was both evolutionary and non-exclusionary as regards social divisions such as race, class, and gender;A multi-faceted, qualitative methodology was used. The study first examined the historical and philosophical views of traditional agricultural education. A philosophy was then outlined. Next, the history and present status of the philosophy of general education was examined. This included ...


Mission And Basic Philosophic Principles Of Higher Education In Agriculture: A Case Study , Daniel Brian Sherrard Jan 1994

Mission And Basic Philosophic Principles Of Higher Education In Agriculture: A Case Study , Daniel Brian Sherrard

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study is about higher education in agriculture. The philosophic principles that underlie practice and the history and development of contemporary approaches are explored. Elements of an approach to agricultural higher education appropriate for confronting the challenges of the twenty-first century are proposed. It is suggested that such an approach would focus on people-centered development, rather than emphasizing production and profit maximization. At the same time, learning strategies should be based on experience and active student participation, as opposed to emphasizing content and information assimilation;One particular institution, the Agricultural College of the Humid Tropical Region (La Escuela de Agricultura ...


G94-1230 The Foaling Mare, Kathleen P. Anderson Jan 1994

G94-1230 The Foaling Mare, Kathleen P. Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide outlines the foaling process and appropriate actions to take during both normal and abnormal foaling.

The ultimate goal of any breeding operation should be both maximal foaling and a high survival rate of foals. Most mares will have a normal parturition if left unattended, however, the value of broodmares and their progeny can make leaving parturition to nature an expensive gamble. As the value of mares and foals rise, it becomes more desirable to have someone present during foaling, allowing for immediate assistance to both mare and foal if needed.

Being present when a mare foals can be ...


Nf94-175 Can You Afford To Use Bst?, Jeffrey F. Keown Jan 1994

Nf94-175 Can You Afford To Use Bst?, Jeffrey F. Keown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the affordability of BST.


Nf94-129 Adding Water To Grain, Silage, Or Hay, Rick Stock, Rick Grant Jan 1994

Nf94-129 Adding Water To Grain, Silage, Or Hay, Rick Stock, Rick Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Water additions to feeds stored as high-moisture grain, silage, haylage, dry hay, or dry rations may be desirable for several reasons.


Nf94-204 Computing The Dollar Value Of Concentrates And Byproduct Feeds For Dairy Cattle, Rick Grant Jan 1994

Nf94-204 Computing The Dollar Value Of Concentrates And Byproduct Feeds For Dairy Cattle, Rick Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Feed costs represent 50 to 60 percent of variable milk production costs. Consequently, feed costs play a major role in determining the profitability of a dairy enterprise. Specifically, a producer should focus on "income above feed costs" to assess total feeding system profitability.


Nf94-128 Observations From Anthrax Outbreak In Sheridan County Herd, John Gamby, Roger Sahara, Dale Grotelueschen Jan 1994

Nf94-128 Observations From Anthrax Outbreak In Sheridan County Herd, John Gamby, Roger Sahara, Dale Grotelueschen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Anthrax killed 23 head of cows and calves on a Sheridan county Nebraska ranch in June 1994. Bacillus anthracis was confirmed on culture by the Panhandle Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Scottsbluff, Nebraska and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, Ames, Iowa. The following observations from this case are offered to veterinary practitioners encountering herds where anthrax is a part of the differential diagnosis. Please consult textbooks for specifics regarding this disease.


G94-1226 Blackhead Disease In Turkeys, Sheila Scheideler, Eva Wallner-Pendleton Jan 1994

G94-1226 Blackhead Disease In Turkeys, Sheila Scheideler, Eva Wallner-Pendleton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Blackhead disease is a common and serious illness in turkeys that no available medication can treat. This NebGuide discusses the organisms that cause the disease and prevention strategies.

Raising small turkey home flocks in the early summer and late fall is extremely popular in Nebraska. Most of these birds are destined for slaughter just before Thanksgiving and are sold for the holiday market. Extension educators and specialists receive many calls concerning sick turkeys in the late summer and early fall months from flock owners concerned about whether their turkeys have Blackhead. Most poultry flock owners have heard of this disease ...


G94-1202 Vaccination Guide For The Small Poultry Flock, Eva Wallner-Pendleton Jan 1994

G94-1202 Vaccination Guide For The Small Poultry Flock, Eva Wallner-Pendleton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide will help the small flock owner decide whether vaccinations might help prevent disease in the flock. Types of vaccines and methods of application are also discussed.

Vaccines are widely used by the livestock industry to prevent diseases. Commercial poultry (farms with greater than 5,000 birds) are almost universally vaccinated against a variety of diseases. Preventative vaccinations have resulted in increased health and improved production efficiency in the poultry industry.


G94-1206 Biosecurity And Disease Prevention For The Ratite Grower, Eva Wallner-Pendleton Jan 1994

G94-1206 Biosecurity And Disease Prevention For The Ratite Grower, Eva Wallner-Pendleton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide acquaints the ratite grower with management techniques that can help reduce the likelihood of disease introduction and spread on the farm.

Introduction

Infectious diseases always concern people who raise animals, including ratite and poultry producers. In general, the larger the number of animals concentrated in a given area, the more potential there is for diseases to occur. This potential is greatly increased if new animals are frequently introduced. Other ways diseases are spread include allowing visitors near the animals, raising multiple ages close to each other or allowing contact with other species.

As the ratite industry matures, farms ...


G94-1192 Feeding Dairy Cows With Limited High Quality Forage, Rick J. Grant Jan 1994

G94-1192 Feeding Dairy Cows With Limited High Quality Forage, Rick J. Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

During excessively wet or dry years, there is a wide range of forage quality with most dairy producers forced to feed at least some moderate to poor quality forage. This NebGuide discusses basic alterations in the feeding strategy to help cope with minimal reductions in milk yield.

During excessively wet or dry years, there is a wide range of forage quality with most dairy producers forced to feed at least some moderate to poor quality forage. This NebGuide discusses basic alterations in the feeding strategy to help cope with minimal reductions in milk yield.


G94-1229 Importance Of Grain Quality, Nutrient Composition And Processing For Dairy Cattle, Rick J. Grant Jan 1994

G94-1229 Importance Of Grain Quality, Nutrient Composition And Processing For Dairy Cattle, Rick J. Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses grain quality and proper grain processing for most effective use by dairy cattle.

Grain Quality Considerations for Dairy Cattle

Controlling the quality of grain is extremely important for dairy cattle because even small degrees of variability can lead to significant changes in performance.


G94-1201 Feeding The Dry Cow, Rick J. Grant Jan 1994

G94-1201 Feeding The Dry Cow, Rick J. Grant

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses feeding management of the dry cow for optimum performance during the next lactation.

Dry Cow Management Goals

Every dairy producer's goal for the milking herd should be to maximize feed intake and milk production -- profitably. Proper dry cow management provides the foundation for a successful lactation.


Nf94-202 Infant Feeding Requirements In The Child And Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern, Darlene Martin Jan 1994

Nf94-202 Infant Feeding Requirements In The Child And Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern, Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact addresses issues specific to infants and the Child and Adult Food Care Program as administered by the United States Department of Agriculture.


Nf94-201 The Child And Adult Care Food Program, Darlene Martin Jan 1994

Nf94-201 The Child And Adult Care Food Program, Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the Child and Adult Care Food Program as administered by the United States Department of Agriculture.


G4-1228 Wintering And Backgrounding Beef Calves, Richard J. Rasby, Ivan G. Rush, Rick Stock Jan 1994

G4-1228 Wintering And Backgrounding Beef Calves, Richard J. Rasby, Ivan G. Rush, Rick Stock

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses feeding and management practices and possible feeding rations for summer grazing programs or for calves that are weaned and backgrounded before entering a feedlot for finishing.

Reasons for Backgrounding Calves

Backgrounding programs allow calves to grow and develop bone and muscle without becoming fleshy. Reasons for backgrounding weaned calves include:

Calves can be retained rather than sold at weaning when prices are typically low.

Developing replacement heifers.

Allows producers to use inexpensive home-grown feeds, crop residues, and/or pasture to put weight on calves economically.

Can add weight on small to medium framed calves or lightweight calves ...


Ec94-808 Protecting Intellectual Properties, Alan J. Corr, Herbert Hoover Jan 1994

Ec94-808 Protecting Intellectual Properties, Alan J. Corr, Herbert Hoover

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Intellectual property refers to any product of human intellect which has market value. Examples of such properties include inventions, ideas or expressions, business methods, industrial processes, and chemical formulas. Intellectual properties have an economic value which is determined by a particular market and, therefore, may be considered a business asset (intangible property) and a business decision tool.

In order to consider an intellectual property as a valid business asset, it should be protected through legal means such as patents, trademarks, service marks or copyrights, as provided through intellectual property laws.


Nf94-203 Reimbursable Food Components In Nebraska's Child And Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern, Darlene Martin Jan 1994

Nf94-203 Reimbursable Food Components In Nebraska's Child And Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern, Darlene Martin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses food components in Nebraska's Child and Adult Care Food Program.


Nf94-188 Food Guide Pyramid: Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs & Nut Group, Harriet Kohn Jan 1994

Nf94-188 Food Guide Pyramid: Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs & Nut Group, Harriet Kohn

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the Food Guide Pyramid, especially concerning the meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nut groups.


Nf94-186 Functions Of Baking Ingredients, Sharon Lauterbach, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1994

Nf94-186 Functions Of Baking Ingredients, Sharon Lauterbach, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is a list of baking ingredients and a description of the function each performs in baked goods.


Nf94-183 Food Guide Pyramid: Milk, Yogurt And Cheese Group, Harriet Kohn Jan 1994

Nf94-183 Food Guide Pyramid: Milk, Yogurt And Cheese Group, Harriet Kohn

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the Food Guide Pyramid, especially concerning the milk, yogurt and cheese groups.


Nf94-157 Bacillus Cereus, Susan S. Sumner, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 1994

Nf94-157 Bacillus Cereus, Susan S. Sumner, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses Bacillus cereus.


G94-1221 Checking The Performance Of Your Landscape Irrigation System, Don Steinegger, Roch E. Gaussoin, Delynn Hay Jan 1994

G94-1221 Checking The Performance Of Your Landscape Irrigation System, Don Steinegger, Roch E. Gaussoin, Delynn Hay

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide outlines methods to assess and improve landscape irrigation performance.

A properly designed and functioning irrigation system can save water, improve plant appearance, and reduce non-point source pollution. An irrigation system also must apply water uniformly, at a rate that the soil can absorb, and the proper amount to meet the water needs of the landscape plants. Runoff can result when an improperly functioning system applies water faster than the soil can absorb it. This runoff can carry applied fertilizer, such as nitrogen, as well as some pesticides into the streets and eventually into storm drains. Another concern is ...


G94-1219 Worker Protection Standard For Agricultural Pesticides (Revised May 1997), Clyde Ogg, Larry D. Schulze Jan 1994

G94-1219 Worker Protection Standard For Agricultural Pesticides (Revised May 1997), Clyde Ogg, Larry D. Schulze

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes the Worker Protection Standard, helps you determine if you are covered or exempt from it, and provides information on how to comply.

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to protect employees on farms and in forests, nurseries, and greenhouses from exposure to agricultural pesticides (general or restricted use). The standard covers workers in areas treated with pesticides and employees who handle pesticides in the production of agricultural plants or commodities. It requires employers to protect two types of agricultural employees: agricultural workers and pesticide handlers (see definitions). The standard is ...