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Fishing For Answers: Barriers To Secondary Agricultural English Course Adoption, Sydney Arlene Keen Mar 2018

Fishing For Answers: Barriers To Secondary Agricultural English Course Adoption, Sydney Arlene Keen

Agricultural Education and Communication

Wamba (2012) said, “...literacy education plays an important role in moving people out of poverty toward greater self-sufficiency post-graduation” (p. 109). Nearly 47% of first-time California community college students are enrolled in remedial English coursework (Student Success, 2015). Further, California high school dropout rates are at 11% due to “school-related reasons…implying a lack of engagement and lack of perceived relevance” in curriculum (Gottfried & Plasman, 2017, p. 30). Literacy in our high school classrooms must be addressed.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) coursework has been linked to lower dropout rates; particularly in grades 11 and 12 (Gottfried & Plasman, 2017). University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) was developed to help teachers facilitate creating courses which were both CTE and academically aligned for college preparation (UCCI, 2014). The ...


Reflection And Evaluation Of The “Healthy Me, Healthy Earth” After-School Program, Mary K. Sherman Jan 2018

Reflection And Evaluation Of The “Healthy Me, Healthy Earth” After-School Program, Mary K. Sherman

Honors Theses and Capstones

The “Healthy Me, Healthy Earth” program was an eight week after-school program for first through fourth graders at the Woodman Park Elementary School in Dover, NH conducted during the Fall of 2017. The program used a cost-effective, food system-based curriculum to promote health and environmental literacy to students who participated. An interdisciplinary approach was used to assess the knowledge, attitude, and behavioral changes of the students. There was a noted improvement in comprehension of food system concepts.


Visuals And Pathways In The Agricultural Industry, Stephanie Contreras, Chris Curiel Jun 2017

Visuals And Pathways In The Agricultural Industry, Stephanie Contreras, Chris Curiel

Agricultural Education and Communication

Agriculture is the largest industry in California worth nearly $37.5 billion. The agricultural industry generates $100 billion in related economy (NASDA, 2017). It is imperative all students learn the importance of agriculture in their lives. For students who have a Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter at their school, the program enables students to be exposed and embrace the value agriculture. However, there is a lack of value given to agriculture by students who do not have either an FFA chapter or agriculture related courses taught at their school.

The purpose of this project is to interact with and ...


Program Plan Highland High School Agriculture Department, Michael Lee Leishman Mar 2017

Program Plan Highland High School Agriculture Department, Michael Lee Leishman

Graduate Internship Reports in Agricultural Education

This is a complete accounting of the efforts that are put forth into educating America's youth in the eastern part of Bakersfield California. This outlines the leadership training, community involvement, personal growth, premier leadership and the career success that follows such an AWESOME high school program. Here you will see the efforts of the students and community combine, under the guidance and direction of 3 excellent advisors, to create a program that creates productive well informed citizens that are ready to take the mantle of servant leadership and make their world the best it can be.


California Middle School Agriculture Program Enhancement, Claire L. Schauer Mar 2017

California Middle School Agriculture Program Enhancement, Claire L. Schauer

Agricultural Education and Communication

California is known for its progressive movements and highly regarded education system. California education is faced every day with how to improve and innovate its system even more. Hence, the importance of proposed middle school agricultural programs. In this piece, the author provides research to show why California not only needs to adopt middle school agricultural programs, but also develop standardized curriculum to encourage the success of the program, students, and teachers. Using past and current studies, the author explores different emphases on curriculum topics and needs. The author discusses methods, results, and conclusions from the studies analyzed.


Farming: It's Not Just For Farmers Anymore, Jennifer Schmidt May 2014

Farming: It's Not Just For Farmers Anymore, Jennifer Schmidt

Pomona Senior Theses

Agricultural education, originally the province of land grant institutions, has recently entered the liberal arts curriculum. This represents a profound shift from the origins of agricultural education, when it was intended primarily as vocational training for future farmers, and has important implications for the future of the American food system. The first chapter of this thesis addresses the history of agricultural education: what was it originally like, and why did it come to be heavily criticized in the late twentieth century? Formal agricultural education changed significantly in response to these criticisms, making it more environmentally sustainable and bringing it into ...


G13-425 2013 Nebraska Beef Report Summaries, Richard J. Rasby, Karla Jenkins, Galen Erickson Jan 2013

G13-425 2013 Nebraska Beef Report Summaries, Richard J. Rasby, Karla Jenkins, Galen Erickson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Brief synopsis of recent UNL beef research. Each year the UNL Department of Animal Science reports its current beef cattle research. This 2013 NebGuide discusses the research topics of Cow/Calf, Growing, Finishing and Beef Products.


Ec13-872 Nebraska 2013 Crop Budgets, Robert N. Klein, Roger K. Wilson Jan 2013

Ec13-872 Nebraska 2013 Crop Budgets, Robert N. Klein, Roger K. Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication contains crop production budgets for 13 crops and 51 cropping systems, as well as tables of power, machinery, labor, and input costs used to develop these budgets. Each budget consists of five sections:

  • Heading
  • List of representative field operations
  • List of materials and services used
  • Operations and interest tabulations
  • Overhead costs including real estate taxes and opportunity­ charges

The budgets are presented in a worksheet format with a “Your Estimate’’ column for recording cost modifications.


Graduate Internship Report- Selma High School, Jalisca Jean Thomason Dec 2012

Graduate Internship Report- Selma High School, Jalisca Jean Thomason

Graduate Internship Reports in Agricultural Education

This internship report addresses the quality criteria of an agricultural education program and includes the supporting documents to meet the requirements of the California Department of Education specific to Selma High School. This document and the supporting evidence is intended to meet the requirements to obtain maximum funding for the Ag Incentive Grant.


The Increasing World Population: A Call For Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

The Increasing World Population: A Call For Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

According to the United Nations, the world’s population hit 7 billion on October 31, 2011. The United Nations is projecting the world population to reach 9.3 billion by 2050. The new population landmark set off alarms in governments and organizations around the world. Most of the growth will occur in the poorest and least developed regions of the world, which already must work to resolve issues related to shortages of quality food, soil, air and water. Many people living in these countries also lack access to education, healthcare and global political capital. This white paper discusses the importance ...


G90-993 Basic Cultural Practices For Commercial Production Of Green (Snap) Beans, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

G90-993 Basic Cultural Practices For Commercial Production Of Green (Snap) Beans, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebGuide discusses cultivar selection, production, pest management and packing of commercial green beans. Cultivars Selection of cultivars depends on intended use or market. "Processor" cultivars are low in fiber and are best for home garden and roadside markets as well as processing. These include the various Bush Blue Lake selections (BBL 47, BBL 92, BBL 274) and others such as Early Gallatin, Eagle, Slenderwhite, Labrador, Flo, and Peak. The "fresh market" or "shipping" beans have high fiber to maintain quality during long distance shipping. These include Strike, Podsquad, Blazer, Triumph, Atlantic, Gatorgreen, Greencrop, Sprite, and many others. Cultivars with ...


Nf99-404 Income Generation Using Alternative Crops, Roger D. Uhlinger, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf99-404 Income Generation Using Alternative Crops, Roger D. Uhlinger, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact examines considerations for utilizing alternative crops for income generation.


G73-46 Hessian Fly On Wheat, John E. Foster, Gary L. Hein Mar 2012

G73-46 Hessian Fly On Wheat, John E. Foster, Gary L. Hein

John E. Foster

This NebGuide discusses the life cycle, control and prevention of the Hessian fly. Plant-safe dates and resistant wheat varieties are also examined. The Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say), is not native to the United States, but was probably introduced by Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War. This insect was given its common name by Americans because of its damage on Long Island in 1779. The pest has become distributed throughout the United States wheat production areas since then. The Hessian fly belongs to the family of insects known as gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a group noted for their habit of ...


Ec96-142 Crp Land Use Guide (Conservation Reserve Program), Douglas Anderson Mar 2012

Ec96-142 Crp Land Use Guide (Conservation Reserve Program), Douglas Anderson

Douglas Anderson

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts held by Nebraska producers will begin to expire in 1996. Thousands of acres of grassland will be eligible for haying, grazing or to be returned to other uses. Land-use decisions made by owners and operators will impact the economic viability and long-term productivity of individual farms, as well as the region as a whole. The intent of the CRP Land Use Guide is not to provide all the asnwers - in many instances we don't even know the questions. It is however, intended to provide an outline of the key issues you will face when ...


G12-425 Nebraska Beef Report Summaries 2012, Richard J. Rasby, Dennis Brink, Galen E. Erickson Jan 2012

G12-425 Nebraska Beef Report Summaries 2012, Richard J. Rasby, Dennis Brink, Galen E. Erickson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Brief synopsis of recent UNL beef research. Each year the UNL Department of Animal Science reports its current beef cattle research. This 2012 NebGuide discusses the research topics of Cow/Calf, Growing, Finishing and Beef Products.


Ec12-101 Spring Seed Guide 2012, Teshome H. Regassa, Greg R. Kruger, Stevan Z. Knezevic, Charles A. Shapiro, Bruce Anderson, Dipak K. Santra, Jim Krall Jan 2012

Ec12-101 Spring Seed Guide 2012, Teshome H. Regassa, Greg R. Kruger, Stevan Z. Knezevic, Charles A. Shapiro, Bruce Anderson, Dipak K. Santra, Jim Krall

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Welcome to the 2012 Spring Seed Guide. Corn, soybean, sorghum, sunflower, and alfalfa are included in this seed guide. This circular is a progress report of variety trials conducted by personnel of the Agronomy Department, West Central, and Northeast Extension Centers, and their associated agricultural laboratories and the associates of the University of Wyoming at SAREC.


Ec12-103 Fall Seed Guide 2012, Teshome H. Regassa, P. Stephen Baenziger, Greg R. Kruger, Dipak K. Santra Jan 2012

Ec12-103 Fall Seed Guide 2012, Teshome H. Regassa, P. Stephen Baenziger, Greg R. Kruger, Dipak K. Santra

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Welcome to the 2012 Fall Seed Guide. Crops included in this guide are winter wheat, winter barley, triticale, and alfalfa. This circular is a progress report of variety trials conducted by personnel of the Agronomy Department, West Central, and Panhandle Research and Extension Centers and their associated agricultural laboratories. This circular reports data from winter wheat trials conducted throughout Nebraska.


Ec12-823 2012 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part I, Roger K. Wilson Jan 2012

Ec12-823 2012 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part I, Roger K. Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Every two years a survey of custom operators is conducted to determine the current rates charged for specific machinery operations. The survey is divided into Part I (EC12-823) and Part II (EC12-826). Part I includes the spring and summer operations such as planting and small grains harvest, and Part II includes information about fall and miscellaneous operations.

The information presented here should be used only as a guide. Rates change from year to year due to cost changes and the availability of custom operators.


Ec12-826 2012 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part Ii, Roger K. Wilson Jan 2012

Ec12-826 2012 Nebraska Farm Custom Rates - Part Ii, Roger K. Wilson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Every two years a survey of custom operators is conducted to determine the current rates charged for specific machinery operations. The survey is divided into Part I (EC12-823) and Part II (EC12-826). Part I includes the spring and summer operations such as planting and small grains harvest, and Part II includes information about fall and miscellaneous operations.

The information presented here should be used only as a guide. Rates change from year to year due to cost changes and the availability of custom operators.


The Increasing World Population: A Call For Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2011

The Increasing World Population: A Call For Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

According to the United Nations, the world’s population hit 7 billion on October 31, 2011. The United Nations is projecting the world population to reach 9.3 billion by 2050. The new population landmark set off alarms in governments and organizations around the world. Most of the growth will occur in the poorest and least developed regions of the world, which already must work to resolve issues related to shortages of quality food, soil, air and water. Many people living in these countries also lack access to education, healthcare and global political capital. This white paper discusses the importance ...


School Farm Facilities - Livermore High School, Joseph C. Mcnealy Jun 2011

School Farm Facilities - Livermore High School, Joseph C. Mcnealy

Graduate Internship Reports in Agricultural Education

The report contains documented evidence required in meeting the quality criteria established by the California Department of Education (CDE) for secondary programs of agricultural education. The documents are reviewed by the CDE regional supervisor in determining compliance. In addition to the documented evidence the report includes development of a school farm facilities.


Ec11-101 Spring Seed Guide, Teshome H. Regassa, Greg R. Kruger, Stevan Z. Knezevic, Charles A. Shapiro, Bruce Anderson, Dipak K. Santra, Jim Krall Jan 2011

Ec11-101 Spring Seed Guide, Teshome H. Regassa, Greg R. Kruger, Stevan Z. Knezevic, Charles A. Shapiro, Bruce Anderson, Dipak K. Santra, Jim Krall

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Welcome to the 2011 Spring Seed Guide. Corn, soybean, sorghum, and alfalfa are included in this seed guide. This circular is a progress report of variety trials conducted by personnel of the Agronomy Department, West Central, and Northeast Extension Centers, and their associated agricultural laboratories and the associates of the University of Wyoming at SAREC.


Ec10-103 Fall Seed Guide 2010, Teshome H. Regassa, P. Stephen Baenziger, Greg R. Kruger, Dipak K. Santra, Charles A. Shapiro, Jim Krall Jan 2010

Ec10-103 Fall Seed Guide 2010, Teshome H. Regassa, P. Stephen Baenziger, Greg R. Kruger, Dipak K. Santra, Charles A. Shapiro, Jim Krall

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Welcome to the 2010 Fall Seed Guide. Crops included in this guide are winter wheat, winter barley, and triticale. This circular is a progress report of variety trials conducted by personnel of the Agronomy Department, West Central, Northeast, and Panhandle Research and Extension Centers and their associated agricultural laboratories. This circular reports data from winter wheat trials conducted through Nebraska.


G09-1856 Commercially Available Dna Tests For Genetic Improvement Of Beef Cattle, Matthew L. Spangler Jan 2009

G09-1856 Commercially Available Dna Tests For Genetic Improvement Of Beef Cattle, Matthew L. Spangler

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Misinterpreting DNA tests can cost beef cattle producers time and money. This 2009 NebGuide discusses how to interpret commercial DNA marker tests.


G09-1975 Nebraska - An Opportunity For Dairy Expansion And Relocation, Jeffrey F. Keown Jan 2009

G09-1975 Nebraska - An Opportunity For Dairy Expansion And Relocation, Jeffrey F. Keown

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This 2009 NebGuide discusses why dairy producers might choose Nebraska in order to expand and/or relocate their dairy. It looks at several areas important to dairy producers, and emphasizes the availability of feed and other natural resources of utmost importance to the dairy industry. While this NebGuide is not expansive and does not list feed prices, utility rates, etc., it does list the reasons why Nebraska is a good place to look at for a dairy operation.


Ua1c7 Departmental Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2008

Ua1c7 Departmental Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images showing everyday activities of university departments.


G08-1680 Rust Diseases Of Corn In Nebraska, Tamra A. Jackson Jan 2008

G08-1680 Rust Diseases Of Corn In Nebraska, Tamra A. Jackson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Two rust diseases of corn occur in Nebraska. Common rust of corn occurs every year to some extent, and is caused by the fungus Puccinia sorghi. The other rust disease, southern rust, is caused by Puccinia polysora and occurs less frequently in Nebraska. Identification and management of these rust diseases of corn are discussed in this 2008 NebGuide.


G08-1376 Drinking Water: Fluoride, Sharon Skipton, Bruce I. Dvorak, Wayne Woldt, Andy Kahle Jan 2008

G08-1376 Drinking Water: Fluoride, Sharon Skipton, Bruce I. Dvorak, Wayne Woldt, Andy Kahle

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

At optimal levels, fluoride in drinking water can be beneficial to dental health. Learn more about fluoride concentration and potential health effects in this 2008 NebGuide.


G08-1614 Drinking Water: Certified Water Testing Laboratories In Nebraska, Sharon Skipton, Bruce I. Dvorak, Wayne Woldt Jan 2008

G08-1614 Drinking Water: Certified Water Testing Laboratories In Nebraska, Sharon Skipton, Bruce I. Dvorak, Wayne Woldt

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This 2008 NebGuide explains the certification process water testing laboratories follow, and lists certified government and commercial operated laboratories.


G08-1493 Drinking Water Treatment: Distillation, Bruce I. Dvorak, Sharon Skipton Jan 2008

G08-1493 Drinking Water Treatment: Distillation, Bruce I. Dvorak, Sharon Skipton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Homeowners are increasingly concerned about contaminants in their water supply that may affect health or cause taste, odor, or nuisance problems. Distillation, one of the oldest methods of water treatment, is an effective method for reducing many impurities found in water. This 2008 NebGuide discusses the process and related equipment used for household drinking water treatment by distillation.