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Roskamp Creates His Own Off-Campus Opportunity, Lydia Marcus Mar 2018

Roskamp Creates His Own Off-Campus Opportunity, Lydia Marcus

Dordt Voice, 2016-

No abstract provided.


Volume 23 Issue 3 Introduction, Buzzy Nielsen Feb 2018

Volume 23 Issue 3 Introduction, Buzzy Nielsen

OLA Quarterly

The Oregon library community consistently amazes me with its innovative, enterprising, and patron-focused activities. Indeed, we hear about these many activities through Libs-Or, OLA conferences, and this journal. While certainly not by design, many of the voices we hear come from libraries along the I-5 corridor. Cool things happen in those libraries, of course, but this issue of the OLA Quarterly amplifies voices we hear less frequently: the rural institutions that constitute the majority of the libraries in Oregon.

I have spent most of my career working in small and rural libraries. My first library job was at my hometown ...


Community Needs-Based Planning For Rural Library Success, Jeremy Skinner Feb 2018

Community Needs-Based Planning For Rural Library Success, Jeremy Skinner

OLA Quarterly

I am a librarian from rural southern Oregon, and my community is a stereotype. NPR correspondent Jeff Brady visited our town during the summer of 2017 for a story highlighting rural communities in decline (Brady, 2017). We were a convenient case study. Our natural resource industry has been dying a slow and loud death for decades, our voters have notoriously voted down numerous tax levies, and Jeff Brady just happened to grow up here. Brady being a national business correspondent from Philadelphia, we were the perfect stereotype for a piece that closed with his grim statement: “Overall, the economic prospects ...


Stories Of Southern Oregon = Communities + Libraries + Museums + University, Maureen F. Battistella, Charlene Prinsen, Thalia Truesdell Feb 2018

Stories Of Southern Oregon = Communities + Libraries + Museums + University, Maureen F. Battistella, Charlene Prinsen, Thalia Truesdell

OLA Quarterly

Collaborations often have the best outcomes because conversations among those with diverse experiences, varied institutional affiliations, and cross-discipline training bring breadth and depth of perspective. The Stories of Southern Oregon project was a good example of how libraries, museums, and academics can work together to surface important historical content, build community, and strengthen relationships. Thanks to a 2017 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Common Heritage program, Southern Oregon University faculty partnered with the Eagle Point and Ruch branches of the Jackson County Library District and local museums to collect stories and images of heritage work-life like logging ...


Oregon’S County Law Libraries: Providing Legal Information And Reference Assistance Across The Miles, Sue Ludington Feb 2018

Oregon’S County Law Libraries: Providing Legal Information And Reference Assistance Across The Miles, Sue Ludington

OLA Quarterly

In Oregon, all 36 counties are statutorily required to “operate a free law library that is convenient and available at reasonable hours; or provide free law library services at one or more locations that are convenient and available at reasonable hours” (Or. Rev. Stat. § 9.815). County law libraries have been around for more than a century in Oregon; however, what those libraries look like today and the depth of services or resources they offer vary dramatically statewide. In rural and small counties, especially, there may be limited (or nonexistent) resources, physical space, and staffing. Despite the challenges, many counties ...


Agriculture And Art Meet At The Library, Brian Vegter Feb 2018

Agriculture And Art Meet At The Library, Brian Vegter

OLA Quarterly

In July 2015, I was approached by Perry Stokes, Director of Baker County Library District and President of Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO), about an arts program that was being funded through ArtPlace America. If you didn’t know, LEO is the nation’s largest geographic library consortium, and we seek to enhance civic engagement, social capital, and the personal development of individuals. Fifteen counties and more than 50 public libraries in Oregon make up LEO, from Hood River to Ontario, Baker City to Lakeview, and just about everywhere in between, with a few exceptions in Central Oregon. The idea ...


Agricultural Information Needs And Food Access In The Stann Creek District Of Belize, Sam E. Harris, Donna L. Graham Jan 2018

Agricultural Information Needs And Food Access In The Stann Creek District Of Belize, Sam E. Harris, Donna L. Graham

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

The purpose of this study was to describe agricultural information sources available to farmers and to describe food access and availability for the people of Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize. This study used descriptive survey research methods with convenience sampling of the general public (n=22) and of farmers (n = 38) in the summer of 2017. Farmers use a variety of agricultural information sources with the extension service cited most often, followed by friends and fellow farmers. Weather, lack of information, pests, and inadequate access to capital were of primary concern for farmers. Face-to-face meetings were used most often by extension ...


Local Ag Research Published, Sally Jongsma Jul 2017

Local Ag Research Published, Sally Jongsma

Dordt Voice, 2016-

No abstract provided.


Ag Safety Conference, Sally Jongsma Jul 2017

Ag Safety Conference, Sally Jongsma

Dordt Voice, 2016-

No abstract provided.


Learning On The Ground: Seeing Agriculture Through The Eyes Of Farmers, Aleisa Dornbierer-Schat Jun 2017

Learning On The Ground: Seeing Agriculture Through The Eyes Of Farmers, Aleisa Dornbierer-Schat

Dordt Voice, 2016-

No abstract provided.


Small Libraries, Big Ideas Feb 2017

Small Libraries, Big Ideas

OLA Quarterly

The Oregon library community consistently amazes me with its innovative, enterprising, and patron-focused activities. Indeed, we hear about these many activities through Libs-Or, OLA conferences, and this journal. While certainly not by design, many of the voices we hear come from libraries along the I-5 corridor. Cool things happen in those libraries, of course, but this issue of the OLA Quarterly amplifies voices we hear less frequently: the rural institutions that constitute the majority of the libraries in Oregon.

There are so many aspects of rural librarianship that set it apart from working in larger libraries. Sometimes those differences seem ...


Safety Of Public Is In Expert Hands, Kimetris N. Baltrip May 2016

Safety Of Public Is In Expert Hands, Kimetris N. Baltrip

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Standing against the autumn wind on a plot of land adjacent to K-State’s Biosecurity Research Institute, three identical purple signs announce: “Future Home of NBAF.”


The Right Mix, Greg Tammen May 2016

The Right Mix, Greg Tammen

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Many collaborators focused on common research goal. Whoever said that too many cooks in the kitchen will spoil the broth was obviously not a scientist.


Final Transmission, Greg Tammen May 2016

Final Transmission, Greg Tammen

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Plant pathologists work to stop plant diseases and the insects that spread them


At Home And Away, Megan Molitor May 2016

At Home And Away, Megan Molitor

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University research, outreach benefit soldiers in the field and their families at home.


Cooperating In Containment, Greg Tammen May 2016

Cooperating In Containment, Greg Tammen

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Two Kansas State University research institutes are collaborating with industry to advance the science of biological hazard containment.


Detect And Defeat, Pat Melgares Apr 2016

Detect And Defeat, Pat Melgares

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Kansas State University researchers take aim at deadly swine diseases.

Late in 2015, scientists at Kansas State University and the University of Missouri delivered news that likely had swine producers worldwide rejoicing: The researchers had developed pigs that are resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, the most devastating disease in the industry.


Nexus 2014/15: Carver 150th, Cooperative Extension 100th, And 1890 Land Grant 125th Birth Year Anniversaries, Walter A. Hill Sep 2015

Nexus 2014/15: Carver 150th, Cooperative Extension 100th, And 1890 Land Grant 125th Birth Year Anniversaries, Walter A. Hill

Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

No abstract provided.


Introduction And Table Of Contents, Kirk Schulz, Karen Burg Sep 2015

Introduction And Table Of Contents, Kirk Schulz, Karen Burg

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Message from President Kirk Schulz and Vice President for Research Karen Burg; Kansas State University Perspectives and Table of Contents for the Fall 2015 issue


Accelerating Experience In Food Research, Education, Kelly Hannigan Sep 2015

Accelerating Experience In Food Research, Education, Kelly Hannigan

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The Global Food Systems Initiative, announced by Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz in January 2014, builds on the university’s legacy of leadership in food production, food safety and food security.


Robert Fraley Discusses Mitigating Global Challenges In Inaugural Henry C. Gardiner Lecture, Lindsey Elliott Sep 2015

Robert Fraley Discusses Mitigating Global Challenges In Inaugural Henry C. Gardiner Lecture, Lindsey Elliott

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In the next 35 years, farmers will have to produce more food than the world has produced in its history, a challenge some are calling the greatest we’ve ever faced. But however daunting it may seem, Robert Fraley is optimistic.


Fall 2015 Sep 2015

Fall 2015

Scientia

Prairie prep; Chicago Wildsounds listens for ecosystem health; Up, up and away; Fulbright Travelogue: Health care in Fortaleza, Brazil; New course explores the Pope's encyclical on the environment; A "scent-sational" career in the flavor and fragrance industry; Lab notes; Paying tribute


Visual Ethnography Assessment Of Departments Of Animal Sciences At Three Land Grant Universities: Who Is Welcome?, Shannon Archibeque-Engle Jan 2015

Visual Ethnography Assessment Of Departments Of Animal Sciences At Three Land Grant Universities: Who Is Welcome?, Shannon Archibeque-Engle

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Physical artifacts present in educational settings make visible the values of the institution. These messages signal the institution’s desire for a culturally inclusive and supportive environment. Given the land grant mission of inclusive education, the labor heritage of agriculture, and the saliency of stereotype threat in creating an inclusive learning environment, critically assessing the equity climate of departments of animal sciences in land grant universities is overdue. This study utilizes Banning et al.’s 2008 taxonomy based on visual ethnography methodology to interpret the equity climate of three departments of animal sciences at land grant institutions to answer the ...


Valuing Smallholder Food Production - A Call For New Theories, Carol B. Thompson Feb 2014

Valuing Smallholder Food Production - A Call For New Theories, Carol B. Thompson

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The idea that industrial agriculture is successful in providing food security during this time of climate change and increasing world hunger is grounded in the ontology and episteme of neoliberal economics. Therefore, the goal of this article is to extend the debates about the transformation of economic theories—from assumptions to concepts to measures—in order to recognize smallholder, food-producing techniques, ones that acknowledge the bio-physical limits of planet earth and demonstrate “evidence-based” resilience. The first proposed alternative set of theories, ecological economics, challenges neoliberal economics by redefining the planet as a closed system in which externalities cannot exist and ...


Food For All, Greg Tammen Jan 2014

Food For All, Greg Tammen

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Three federally funded labs at the university focus on ending global hunger.


Encouraging Teacher Change Within The Realities Of School-Based Agricultural Education: Lessons From Teachers’ Initial Use Of Socioscientific Issues-Based Instruction, Amie Wilcox, Catherine W. Shoulders, Brian E. Myers Jan 2014

Encouraging Teacher Change Within The Realities Of School-Based Agricultural Education: Lessons From Teachers’ Initial Use Of Socioscientific Issues-Based Instruction, Amie Wilcox, Catherine W. Shoulders, Brian E. Myers

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Calls for increased interdisciplinary education have led to the development of numerous teaching techniques designed to help teachers provide meaningful experiences for their students. However, methods of guiding teachers in the successful adoption of innovative teaching approaches are not firmly set. This qualitative study sought to better understand how school-based agricultural education teachers decide to adopt or discontinue a teaching innovation when introduced through ready-made lesson plans, which is currently a common practice of teaching method integration in school-based agricultural education (SBAE). Constant comparative analysis unveiled themes within the reactions to the teaching method’s use, as well as how ...


Assessing Extension Education Efforts In Afghanistan Through The Eyes Of U.S. Agricultural Support Personnel, Seburn L. Pense, John W. Groninger Mar 2013

Assessing Extension Education Efforts In Afghanistan Through The Eyes Of U.S. Agricultural Support Personnel, Seburn L. Pense, John W. Groninger

Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

Assessment of agricultural extension education efforts in Afghanistan was conducted through a qualitative case study of eight U.S. support personnel serving in the country. Security & access and provincial diversity were two overriding factors which determined how the three key attributes of assessment, content and process (Barrick et al., 2009) were able to function in an Afghan agricultural extension education program. Respondents indicated training should focus on young farmers and local farm demonstration sites should be essential program components. Respondents stressed recruitment of agents from local districts when this would not imperil the agents or their families. Respondents also insisted ...


Use Of Artificial Enclosures To Determine The Survival Of Rana Pipiens Larvae In Upper Midwestern Agricultural Ponds, Joshua M. Kapfer, Mark B. Sandheinrich, Melinda G. Knutson Jan 2006

Use Of Artificial Enclosures To Determine The Survival Of Rana Pipiens Larvae In Upper Midwestern Agricultural Ponds, Joshua M. Kapfer, Mark B. Sandheinrich, Melinda G. Knutson

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Amphibians in the upper Midwest use agricultural ponds for breeding. Unfortunately, the risks (both direct and indirect) associated with using these ponds are poorly understood in both amphibian adults and larvae. In order to quantify these risks, we performed a comparison of larval survival rates between agricultural and natural ponds in southeastern Minnesota during the spring and summer of 2001. During this time, larval survival was observed in Rana pipiens tadpoles raised through metamorphosis in enclosures placed in agricultural and natural ponds. In addition, we measured the levels of nutrients commonly linked with agricultural ponds (i.e., ammonia, total phosphorous ...