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Imperfect Produce Pricing: Relationships Between Price Percent Discount And Demographic Traits Of Customers, April Foster Dec 2018

Imperfect Produce Pricing: Relationships Between Price Percent Discount And Demographic Traits Of Customers, April Foster

Theses and Dissertations

This research sought to understand the impact of price reductions on consumer spending behaviors related to the purchase of imperfect produce. Additionally, the correlation between consumers’ demographics and their willingness to purchase imperfect produce at various price points was evaluated. The data was viewed with mindfulness toward reducing food loss as a function of the world food crisis. More specifically, the purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between Washington County, Arkansas consumers’ demographic traits and the percent discount at which they are willing to alter their behavior to purchase specific imperfect produce items. Using the Theory of ...


1872 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1872 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1871 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1871 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1874 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1874 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1866 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1866 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1869 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1869 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1859 - Report To The California Surveyor General From George Hale, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1859 - Report To The California Surveyor General From George Hale, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1860 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Uriah Burns, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1860 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Uriah Burns, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1863 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1863 - Report To The California Surveyor General From W. V. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


1864 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Wm. J. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor Sep 2018

1864 - Report To The California Surveyor General From Wm. J. Mcgarvey, Monterey County Assessor

Reports to California Surveyor General

Reports submitted by the Monterey County Assessor to the California Surveyor General between 1859 and 1875 regarding county resources covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to, surveyed lands, roads, population, crops and livestock


Wild, Native Bees And Managed Honey Bees Benefit From Similar Agricultural Land Uses, Elaine Evans, Matthew Smart, Dan Cariveau, Marla Spivak Sep 2018

Wild, Native Bees And Managed Honey Bees Benefit From Similar Agricultural Land Uses, Elaine Evans, Matthew Smart, Dan Cariveau, Marla Spivak

Faculty Publications: Department of Entomology

Although both managed and unmanaged bees are important pollinators of crops and wild plants, efforts to address questions about landscapes that best support pollinators often focus on either wild pollinators or honey bees. This study examined if there was concordance between the success of wild bee communities and managed honey bee colonies at sites varying in floral availability and disturbance level in a predominantly agricultural landscape. We also determined which agricultural land uses best supported wild bee communities. The study area in the state of North Dakota in Northern Great Plains in North America is home to understudied native bee ...


Tart Cherries In The Garden, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brian Barlow, Brent Black Sep 2018

Tart Cherries In The Garden, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brian Barlow, Brent Black

All Current Publications

Tart cherry (Prunus cerasus), also known as sour cherry or pie cherry, is an excellent addition to home orchards that is often overlooked. Trees can easily be tucked into landscapes and can provide an abundant supply of cherries for freezing, drying, canning, juicing, and preserves. Several cultivars are available for selection and may be purchased on semi-dwarfing rootstocks to help trees maintain a manageable size. Trees generally grow well in Utah climates and conditions and are relatively easy to maintain and prune. Potential insect and disease problems are minimal and include Powdery Mildew and Western Cherry Fruit Fly. These potential ...


Rocky Mountain Trefoil Beef, Kailie Leggett, Roslynn Mccann, Jennifer W. Macadam, Juan J. Villalba Sep 2018

Rocky Mountain Trefoil Beef, Kailie Leggett, Roslynn Mccann, Jennifer W. Macadam, Juan J. Villalba

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes Rocky Mountain trefoil beef and how researchers at USU are exploring the use of tannin-containing legumes as a method fr finishing cattle to address environmental and efficiency concerns associated with the most common current beef production systems.


Swine First Aid, Basic Care, And Common Diseases In Show Hogs, Flip Booklet, Karah Nay, Dennis Worwood, Kerry A. Rood Sep 2018

Swine First Aid, Basic Care, And Common Diseases In Show Hogs, Flip Booklet, Karah Nay, Dennis Worwood, Kerry A. Rood

All Current Publications

This flip book provides guidelines for swine first aid, basic care, and common diseases of show hogs.


Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-To-The-Land Life By Dianna Hunter And The New Farm: Our Ten Years On The Front Lines Of The Good Food Revolution By Brent Preston, Kristin Van Tassel Aug 2018

Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-To-The-Land Life By Dianna Hunter And The New Farm: Our Ten Years On The Front Lines Of The Good Food Revolution By Brent Preston, Kristin Van Tassel

The Goose

Review of Dianna Hunter's Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life and Brent Preston's The New Farm: Our Ten Years on the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution.


Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Hogs, Karah Nay, Dennis Worwood, Kerry A. Rood Aug 2018

Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Hogs, Karah Nay, Dennis Worwood, Kerry A. Rood

All Current Publications

The purpose of this fact sheet is to give youth and their parents a basic guide of what signs and symptoms to watch for to prevent illness or death. It includes instructions on how to take vitals, how to assist the veterinarian when called, the compiling of materials for a first aid kit, proper antibiotic administration, vaccinations, and preventive practices that the youth can implement while caring for their animal.


Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Goat Projects, Karah Nay, Deric Despain Aug 2018

Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Goat Projects, Karah Nay, Deric Despain

All Current Publications

The purpose of this fact sheet is to give youth and their parents a basic guide of what signs and symptoms to watch for to prevent illness or death. It includes instructions on how to take vitals, how to assist the veterinarian when called, the compiling of materials for a first aid kit, proper antibiotic administration, vaccinations, and preventive practices that the youth can implement while caring for their animal.


Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Steers And Heifers, Karah Nay, Matthew D. Garcia, Kerry A. Rood, Chelsea Walker Aug 2018

Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Steers And Heifers, Karah Nay, Matthew D. Garcia, Kerry A. Rood, Chelsea Walker

All Current Publications

The purpose of this fact sheet is to give youth and their parents a basic guide of what signs and symptoms to watch for to prevent illness or death. It includes instructions on how to take vitals, how to assist the veterinarian when called, the compiling of materials for a first aid kit, proper antibiotic administration, vaccinations, and preventive practices that the youth can implement while caring for their animal.


Trichloroethylene Groundwater Contamination In Tooele Valley, Utah, Linden Greenhalgh, Jon Fenske Aug 2018

Trichloroethylene Groundwater Contamination In Tooele Valley, Utah, Linden Greenhalgh, Jon Fenske

All Current Publications

The objective of this fact sheet is to provide an overview of the history and occurrence of groundwater contamination, primarily by Trichloroethylene (TCE), in Tooele Valley, Utah.


Long-Term Trends Of Stream Fish Community Assemblages In Southern Missouri With Contemporary Land Use Impacts, Stephanie Marie Sickler Aug 2018

Long-Term Trends Of Stream Fish Community Assemblages In Southern Missouri With Contemporary Land Use Impacts, Stephanie Marie Sickler

MSU Graduate Theses

Stream fish communities in the Ozarks are structured via a number of different mechanisms, including basin, stream size, and human land use. The purpose of this study was to understand the structuring mechanisms of stream fish communities in southern Missouri. I compiled 48 years of historical fish collections performed by the Ichthyology class at Missouri State University consisting of 140 sites. I resampled 45 of these sites in summer of 2016. First, I tested whether communities are different between basins and stream size. Next, I tested associations of land use at three spatial scales to local fish communities. Last, I ...


Market Goats: Tips For Beginning A Livestock Project, Deric Despain, Karah Nay, Kevin Heaton Jul 2018

Market Goats: Tips For Beginning A Livestock Project, Deric Despain, Karah Nay, Kevin Heaton

All Current Publications

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide several tips for beginning a market goat 4-H youth livestock project. 4-H market goat projects are gaining popularity, as seen by the increased level of competition and 4-H livestock shows.


Pear Fruit Sawfly [Hoplocampa Brevis], Marion Murray, Ryan Davis Jul 2018

Pear Fruit Sawfly [Hoplocampa Brevis], Marion Murray, Ryan Davis

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes Pear Fruit Sawfly, its life cycle, hosts, symptoms of presence, and management options.


Antibiotic Resistance And Modern Agricultural Practices, Savannah Kumar Jun 2018

Antibiotic Resistance And Modern Agricultural Practices, Savannah Kumar

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Sandy Peas: Can Pisum Sativum Survive In Sandy Soil, Emily Gillett Jun 2018

Sandy Peas: Can Pisum Sativum Survive In Sandy Soil, Emily Gillett

Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings

As the world population continues to grow, we continue to expand the agricultural lands. Not every soil available is the most nutrient dense or ideally irrigated. It’s estimated that environmental stressors are increasingly contributing to the loss of crops (Macedo, A. F., 2011). Crops are needing to be grown in harsher environments than the ideal farmlands. Knowing what stressors a species can deal with and what will definitely destroy it can help farmers get more successful harvests in imperfect conditions. This experiment aims to test the resilience of pea plants (Pisum sativum) in sandy soil. If plants need nutrients ...


Cattle First Aid, Basic Care, And Common Diseases In Show Cattle, Karah Nay, Matthew D. Garcia, Kerry A. Rood, Chelsea Walker Jun 2018

Cattle First Aid, Basic Care, And Common Diseases In Show Cattle, Karah Nay, Matthew D. Garcia, Kerry A. Rood, Chelsea Walker

All Current Publications

This flip booklet gives information for cattle first aid, basic care, and common diseases, including symptoms and treatment.


Alternative Legume Species Can Reduce The Environmental Impacts Of Cattle, Elizabeth K. Stewart, Jennifer W. Macadam, Juan J. Villalba Jun 2018

Alternative Legume Species Can Reduce The Environmental Impacts Of Cattle, Elizabeth K. Stewart, Jennifer W. Macadam, Juan J. Villalba

All Current Publications

This fact sheet describes how alternative legume species can reduce the environmental impacts of cattle, grass versus legumes as livestock feed, benefits, and producer concerns.


Hosting The Third Annual Young Women In Agriculture Career And Leadership Seminar, Emma E. Morris, Madyline J. Braught Jun 2018

Hosting The Third Annual Young Women In Agriculture Career And Leadership Seminar, Emma E. Morris, Madyline J. Braught

Agricultural Education and Communication

Agriculture has traditionally been a male-dominated industry; however, recent years have shown a significant growth in female presence. Women are beginning to take leadership roles both on the farm and within advocacy, lobbying, and business entities in the industry. According to the latest agricultural census data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2012, women farmers controlled seven percent of the nation’s farmland (Census, 2014). Additionally, women held leadership roles in 14 percent of the nation’s two million farms (Census, 2014). This data is several years old, and likely the numbers have grown since the last ...


Subsidizing Climate Change: How The Agricultural Business Is Harming Our Planet, Caroline Berejka May 2018

Subsidizing Climate Change: How The Agricultural Business Is Harming Our Planet, Caroline Berejka

Student Theses 2015-Present

In exploring the concept of environmental sustainability in the modern age, it is important to look at the practices of the agriculture industry and the role of agricultural production in the multifaceted issue of climate change. The agriculture industry's overwhelming power in the US government and its resistance to moving toward more sustainable practices is an issue that the average American has little awareness of. In order to push the movement of environmental sustainability forward, it is necessary to examine the economic reasons for the slow shift towards sustainable agriculture and possible incentives for industrial farmers to modify their ...


Animal Agriculture And American Health: The Search For Sustainable Protein, Britta Brinkmann May 2018

Animal Agriculture And American Health: The Search For Sustainable Protein, Britta Brinkmann

Biology: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

This study examines the impact large-scale animal agriculture has on the environment. It links the environment and health. The goal is to find protein sources that are sustainable and nutritious in order to replace typical meat and dairy products. A study is proposed to measure the impact of the typical American diet, a vegan diet, an insect-supplemented diet and a diet heavy in seafood.


Comparison Of 1770 Map With 1913 U.S.G.S. Map Of The Monterey Bay Area May 2018

Comparison Of 1770 Map With 1913 U.S.G.S. Map Of The Monterey Bay Area

Historical and Contemporary Comparison Maps

A comparison of the Monterey Bay area depicted on a 1770 Spanish map prepared by cartographer Miguel Constanzó depicting the Port of Monterrey in which he identified landmarks and potential locations for anchoring ships, including Point Pinos, sheltered anchorage (except from the north-northwest winds), the site for the Mission and Presidio de San Carlos, several lagoons and an estuary that were filled by the tide with a 1913 map of the Monterey Bay area prepared by the U.S.G.S.