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Leadership Styles Of State Extension Specialists, K. Amy Lawyer Jan 2018

Leadership Styles Of State Extension Specialists, K. Amy Lawyer

Theses and Dissertations--Education Science

Cooperative extension is one of three components, along with teaching and research that form the mission of land grant universities. The focus of extension work is to take knowledge gained through research conducted at the university, and disseminate the information, in a practical manner to the end user. In most instances, extension work revolves around agriculture. Within the extension system are personnel that help to foster this program of educating clientele who work in the agricultural industry. County level agents are in place to teach and address the needs of local constituents, specialists are generally housed at the university campus ...


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.


The Role And Impact Of Cooperative Extension In Diabetes Self-Management Education, Brittany Michelle Murray Jan 2015

The Role And Impact Of Cooperative Extension In Diabetes Self-Management Education, Brittany Michelle Murray

Theses and Dissertations--Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Diabetes is increasing globally and nationally. Diabetes complications and costs can be reduced through modification of lifestyle risks and diabetes self-management education (DSME). The Cooperative Extension System (CES) is uniquely positioned to implement DSME. This study assessed the role and impact of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in DSME. A survey was sent to CES professionals throughout the U.S. a total of 43 participants provided information on 73 DSME programs. Most participants were from the South (n=22, 51.16%) and Midwest (n=12, 27.91%) and most programs targeted adults with and at risk for type 2 diabetes ...


Examining E-Extension: Diffusion, Disruption, And Rate Of Adoption Among Iowa State University Extension And Outreach Professionals, Cayla Noel Westergard Taylor Jan 2015

Examining E-Extension: Diffusion, Disruption, And Rate Of Adoption Among Iowa State University Extension And Outreach Professionals, Cayla Noel Westergard Taylor

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of eXtension held by Iowa Extension professionals and their rate of adoption of the online resource using Rogers's (2003) diffusion of innovations theory and Christensen's (1997) disruptive innovation theory. Specifically, the study looked at Iowa Extension professionals' perceptions and stage of adoption of eXtension. The study also examined the relationship among Iowa Extension professionals' background characteristics and their perceptions of the online resource in addition to whether respondents' perceptions of eXtension predicted stage of adoption. A census survey was disseminated to 975 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach ...


Adults As Learners: Teaching Adults In Extension, Tanya Dvorak Jul 2014

Adults As Learners: Teaching Adults In Extension, Tanya Dvorak

Community and Economic Development Publications

Teaching adults is the foundation upon which rests the Cooperative Extension mission, “to enable people to improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work.” Agents and university faculty began targeting adult audiences through Extension programs that predated the Smith Lever Act of 1914, and adult education is as important today as it was more than 100 years ago. As an adult educator, it is important for you to better understand your adult audiences and their educational needs to ensure that Extension remains the world’s largest non-formal educational program. Although teaching adults in a non-formal ...


G73-73 Sweet Potatoes (Revised June 1992), R.E. Neild, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

G73-73 Sweet Potatoes (Revised June 1992), R.E. Neild, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

Varieties, requirements and culture, harvesting and storage of sweet potatoes. The sweet potato, a member of the morning glory plant family, is native to tropical America. It is an important food plant in warmer regions of the world and is adapted to southeastern Nebraska. Sweet potatoes may be boiled, baked, fried, or candied. They have high food value. Varieties with deeply yellow colored roots are a good source of vitamin A.


Nf97-344 Weights And Measures Guidelines For Sales At Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands And Other Commercial Outlets, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf97-344 Weights And Measures Guidelines For Sales At Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands And Other Commercial Outlets, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact focuses on the sale of fresh produce at farmers' markets, roadside stands, and other seasonal outlets.


Nf91-50 Bee Pollination Of Cucurbit Crops, Laurie Hodges, Fred Baxendale Sep 2012

Nf91-50 Bee Pollination Of Cucurbit Crops, Laurie Hodges, Fred Baxendale

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact discusses bee pollination of cucurbit crops.


G00-1778 Field Windbreaks, James Brandle, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

G00-1778 Field Windbreaks, James Brandle, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

gricultural producers face many challenges as they try to balance efficient production systems with increasing environmental demands. For these systems to be successful, they must optimize the balance between inputs and final production. Field windbreaks are one way to increase yields while at the same time reducing inputs and improving both environmental quality and production efficiency. Windbreaks reduce wind speed and alter the microclimate in sheltered areas. Field windbreaks reduce wind erosion and the damage to crops caused by wind-blown soil. They improve water use efficiency, reduce risks associated with drought, and manage blowing snow.

Field windbreaks provide positive economic ...


Nf92-69 Selected Vegetable Cultivars For Nebraska, Susan Schoneweis, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf92-69 Selected Vegetable Cultivars For Nebraska, Susan Schoneweis, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact provides information about cultivars of garden vegetables available to grow in Nebraska.


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 ...


Nf91-43 Blossom End Rot In Tomatoes, Laurie Hodges, Don Steinegger Sep 2012

Nf91-43 Blossom End Rot In Tomatoes, Laurie Hodges, Don Steinegger

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact discusses the causes, prevention and treatment of blossom end rot in tomatoes.


G80-496 Tomatoes In The Home Garden, Laurie Hodges, Dale T. Lindgren, Susan Schoneweis Sep 2012

G80-496 Tomatoes In The Home Garden, Laurie Hodges, Dale T. Lindgren, Susan Schoneweis

Laurie Hodges

This NebGuide outlines tomato rearing practices, cultivars and possible pest, disease and weed control problems.

Tomatoes come in a wide range of fruit colors, sizes, shapes and maturities. Ripe tomatoes may be red, yellow, orange, pink or even green. Shapes vary from globe or round to slightly flattened, pear-like or cherry-sized. Often consumers complain tomatoes purchased in grocery stores are lacking in flavor or have tough skin. In a home garden, you can grow the tomatoes you prefer, including a wide selection of fruit colors, flavors, textures and sizes. Although rumored, there is no direct link between fruit acidity and ...


Nf96-313 Guides For Development Of A Farmers Market, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf96-313 Guides For Development Of A Farmers Market, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact contains a list of resources for starting and running a farmers' market.


Nf94-127 Growing Seedless (Triploid) Watermelons, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf94-127 Growing Seedless (Triploid) Watermelons, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact has information on growing seedless watermelons.


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.


Nf92-105 Sources Of Information On Herb Production And Marketing, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf92-105 Sources Of Information On Herb Production And Marketing, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact gives you information on herb production and marketing sources.


G74-108 Wilts Of Cucurbits (Revised October 1994), James R. Steadman, David L. Keith, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

G74-108 Wilts Of Cucurbits (Revised October 1994), James R. Steadman, David L. Keith, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

Discussion covers the symptoms, disease cycles, and control measures for bacterial and Fusarium wilts of cucurbits, including cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelons, squash, and pumpkins. Wilt caused by squash vine borer also is covered.


Nf92-104 Post-Harvest Handling Of Commercial Vegetable Crops -- Resource List, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf92-104 Post-Harvest Handling Of Commercial Vegetable Crops -- Resource List, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact gives a resource list for post-harvest handling of commercial vegetable crops.


Nf91-51 Kale: The "New" Old Vegetable, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf91-51 Kale: The "New" Old Vegetable, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact discusses kale.


Nf92-53 European Corn Borer Injury To Peppers, Frederick P. Baxendale, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf92-53 European Corn Borer Injury To Peppers, Frederick P. Baxendale, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact discusses European corn borer injury to peppers.


Nf97-353 What Is Quality. . . .In A Tomato?, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf97-353 What Is Quality. . . .In A Tomato?, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact examines the many factors affecting tomato quality.


Nf92-106 Reference Material For Commercial Vegetable Producers And Extension Agents, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf92-106 Reference Material For Commercial Vegetable Producers And Extension Agents, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact gives you information on reference material for commercial vegetable producers and Extension Agents.


Nf96-274 Seed Sources For Commercial Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges Sep 2012

Nf96-274 Seed Sources For Commercial Vegetable Production, Laurie Hodges

Laurie Hodges

This NebFact has addresses of distributors of seeds for commercial vegetable production.


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 ...


Agriculture And Natural Resources Challenges And Opportunities, Clyde E. Chesney Jan 2008

Agriculture And Natural Resources Challenges And Opportunities, Clyde E. Chesney

Cooperative Extension Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


Orientation For New Directors/Administrators “Strategic Planning And Getting To Success”, Clyde E. Chesney Jan 2008

Orientation For New Directors/Administrators “Strategic Planning And Getting To Success”, Clyde E. Chesney

Cooperative Extension Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


Leadership Challenges Facing The Cooperative Extension System, Clyde E. Chesney Jan 2005

Leadership Challenges Facing The Cooperative Extension System, Clyde E. Chesney

Cooperative Extension Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


Nf05-592 Both Partners Are Responsible For The Relationship, Kathy Bosch Jan 2005

Nf05-592 Both Partners Are Responsible For The Relationship, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Both partners in a marriage are equally responsible for nurturing the relationship and "keeping the spark alive." Too often society has placed this responsibility on the woman when it should be equally shared. Women often have accepted the "caretaker" role partially because of their connectedness with children and family; however, both partners have a great stake in the well-being of the marriage and should care deeply about keeping the relationship viable and healthy. One person cannot strengthen the relationship alone. It takes two working together to strengthen the partner relationship.


Nf05-619 Decision Making As A Guardian, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-619 Decision Making As A Guardian, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the fourth in a series, discusses legal guardianship and decision making.