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Utah Teachers’ Perceptions Of Teaching Genetic Engineering In The Classroom, Olivia Horning Hile, Tyson Sorensen, Kelsey Hall 2019 Utah State University

Utah Teachers’ Perceptions Of Teaching Genetic Engineering In The Classroom, Olivia Horning Hile, Tyson Sorensen, Kelsey Hall

Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education Student Research

Introduction and Need for Research

  • A shortage of skilled college graduates
  • Changes in agriculture influence an educator's ability to effectively teach agricultural topics, and variable beliefs about agriculture in the school community (i.e., students, parents, counselors) influence the number of students interested in agricultural careers
  • Agricultural educators need to be trained with up-to-date information about issues and careers in agriculture
  • Research Priority Area Three by preparing individuals to work in a global agriculture and natural resources workforce


Frindle: A Review For Agricultural Communications Courses, Quisto Settle, Alyssa Rockers 2019 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Frindle: A Review For Agricultural Communications Courses, Quisto Settle, Alyssa Rockers

Journal of Applied Communications

Review of Frindle.


Impact Of Computer-Based Peer Review On College Students’ Performance And Perceived Self-Efficacy In An Online Graphic Design Course, Sharon P. Wagner, Tracy Rutherford 2019 Texas A&M University

Impact Of Computer-Based Peer Review On College Students’ Performance And Perceived Self-Efficacy In An Online Graphic Design Course, Sharon P. Wagner, Tracy Rutherford

Journal of Applied Communications

Prior research has indicated that the incorporation of computer-based peer review into writing instruction increases student engagement, improves student performance, and increases student perceptions of self-efficacy. This study used a quasi-experimental untreated control group design to examine the impact of computer-based peer review on student performance and perceived self-efficacy in an undergraduate agricultural graphic design course. The impact of participation in computer-based peer review on performance scores was investigated using a MANOVA. After two rounds of peer review, students improved their overall course performance by one-half letter grade. Perceptions of self-efficacy were further analyzed using a one-way repeated measures ANOVA ...


Assessing A Reciprocal International Student Travel Exchange: The Iowa State University And University Of Costa Rica Intercambio, Mark L. Gleason, Amy Wang Wong, Donald R. Lewis, Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Barbara Clawson, Kevin R. Duerfeldt, Hayley M. Nelson, Gaile R. Nonnecke 2019 Iowa State University

Assessing A Reciprocal International Student Travel Exchange: The Iowa State University And University Of Costa Rica Intercambio, Mark L. Gleason, Amy Wang Wong, Donald R. Lewis, Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Barbara Clawson, Kevin R. Duerfeldt, Hayley M. Nelson, Gaile R. Nonnecke

Donald Lewis

The creation and educational impact of a reciprocal travel exchange program for student groups in horticulture and allied sciences between Iowa State University (ISU) and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) are described. The program, called the “Intercambio,” (“exchange,” in English), has facilitated group travel for 10- to 12-day periods to farms and agricultural research centers in the host country annually since 1999. The article explores how the Intercambio began and factors that have helped to sustain it, to provide ideas for educators interested in initiating similar exchanges. Analysis of responses to a 2015 written survey of student participants indicated ...


Identifying Challenges Pre-Service Teachers Encountered When Teaching Curriculum For Agricultural Science Education (Case) Coursework During Student Teaching, Trent Wells, Mark S. Hainline, Scott W. Smalley 2019 Southern Arkansas University

Identifying Challenges Pre-Service Teachers Encountered When Teaching Curriculum For Agricultural Science Education (Case) Coursework During Student Teaching, Trent Wells, Mark S. Hainline, Scott W. Smalley

Scott Smalley

Student teaching is the capstone experience in an agricultural teacher preparation program (Edgar, Roberts, & Murphy, 2011). During student teaching, pre-service teachers work with cooperating teachers to learn to effectively deliver instruction (Feiman-Nemser & Buchmann, 1987) on topics such as agriscience, agricultural mechanics, horticultural science, and so forth, to secondary students. School-based agricultural education (SBAE) also includes instruction in applied academic content (Stubbs & Myers, 2015). Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) has emerged in recent years to provide engaging, academically-reinforced coursework for SBAE teachers and students across the United States (CASE, n.d.a). Thus, it is reasonable to expect pre-service teachers may be responsible for teaching CASE coursework at their student teaching placement sites. We sought to identify challenges that pre-service teachers may encounter when teaching CASE coursework. Through two face-to-face focus group interviews conducted at both the mid-semester and end-of-semester student teacher meetings, we identified three primary themes: 1) accessibility to resources; 2) influence of cooperating teachers; and 3) applicability of coursework based on local needs. We concluded these pre-service teachers encountered both positive and negative experiences related to teaching CASE coursework and recommended that pre-service teachers be adequately prepared to engage in CASE coursework prior to student teaching.


Assessment Of Certified Crop Adviser Experience With And Knowledge Of Early And Mid-Season Soybean Diseases Caused By Oomycetes: 2015, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Nick Kalaitzandonakes, James Kaufman, Alison Robertson 2019 Iowa State University

Assessment Of Certified Crop Adviser Experience With And Knowledge Of Early And Mid-Season Soybean Diseases Caused By Oomycetes: 2015, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Nick Kalaitzandonakes, James Kaufman, Alison Robertson

J. Gordon Arbuckle

This report presents the results of a web-based survey of certified crop advisers (CCAs) conducted as part of the Integrated Management of Oomycete Diseases of Soybean and other Crop Plants Project funded by USDA-NIFA. The survey is part of a project-long effort to engage members of the Certified Crop Adviser program of the American Society of Agronomy and other crop advisers in educational and extension activities to improve their ability to accurately diagnose and manage soybean seedling and root diseases, particularly those caused by oomycetes. The report consists of three sections. This first section describes the survey’s objectives and ...


Molecular Phylogeny Implemented In An Introductory Plant Classification Course, Chao Cai, Jo Ann Banks 2019 Purdue University

Molecular Phylogeny Implemented In An Introductory Plant Classification Course, Chao Cai, Jo Ann Banks

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Plant classification is one of the core components in undergraduate programs related to plant sciences. Traditionally plant classification courses primarily introduce morphology-based taxonomy because of practical needs in the field. However, the publication of new plant classification systems by Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG) using molecular phylogeny methods leads to the trends of using molecular evidence (DNA barcode) for plant identification. In our introductory plant classification course, we included a two-week module (lectures and labs) to introduce key concepts and fundamental skills in molecular phylogeny. Week 1 included concepts of evolutionary tree thinking, data mining in NCBI using BLAST search, and ...


Panel 1 Paper 1.3: Le Paysage Rural Patrimonial, Outil Et Projet Au Service De La Lutte Contre Le Réchauffement Climatique, Régis Ambroise 2019 Collectif Paysages de l'après pétrole

Panel 1 Paper 1.3: Le Paysage Rural Patrimonial, Outil Et Projet Au Service De La Lutte Contre Le Réchauffement Climatique, Régis Ambroise

Rural Heritage - Landscapes and Beyond / PATRIMOINE RURAL: Paysages et au-delà

Cette intervention fait référence au paragraphe de la résolution19GA 2017/30 du Conseil International des Monuments et des Sites indiquant que « la 19° Assemblée générale de l’ICOMOS… salue l’adoption de l’accord de Paris et encourage tous les membres de l’ICOMOS à renforcer leurs efforts pour appuyer sa mise en œuvre et identifier les réponses qui s’appuient sur le patrimoine ou les paysages culturels… ». Elle prend l’exemple de la façon dont les paysages de terrasses ont été abordés ces dernières années dans trois situations différentes : en France, dans le Guizhou en Chine et dans le ...


Community And Economic Regeneration Through Strengthening The Local Food Economy, Kamyar Enshayan 2019 University of Northern Iowa

Community And Economic Regeneration Through Strengthening The Local Food Economy, Kamyar Enshayan

Kamyar Enshayan

The goal of this project was to work with institutional food buyers to explore and implement ways that would help them purchase a greater portion of their food supply from local/regional farmers and processors.


An Internship Program To Help Institutional Food Buyers Develop Links To Local Farms In Northeast Iowa, Kamyar Enshayan 2019 University of Northern Iowa

An Internship Program To Help Institutional Food Buyers Develop Links To Local Farms In Northeast Iowa, Kamyar Enshayan

Kamyar Enshayan

Iowa college interns worked with the UNI Local Food Project, food buyers, and farmers to improve local food purchasing processes.


Cover Crop Adoption In Iowa: The Role Of Perceived Practice Characteristics, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., G. Roesch-McNally 2019 Iowa State University

Cover Crop Adoption In Iowa: The Role Of Perceived Practice Characteristics, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., G. Roesch-Mcnally

J. Gordon Arbuckle

Cover crops are widely viewed by the soil and water conservation community to be an effective means for reducing soil erosion and nutrient loss and increasing soil health, yet relatively few farmers have adopted the practice. Despite the widespread recognition of cover crops' benefits and increased promotional efforts, there have been very few peer-reviewed studies focused on farmer perspectives on or adoption of cover crops. This study, which analyzed data from a survey and in-depth interviews with Iowa farmers, examined the roles that perceived practice characteristics, perspectives on potential facilitating factors, and crop and livestock diversity play in cover crop ...


Novel Use Of Conceptual Change Framework Improves Video On Challenging Science Topic, Matthew J. Helmers, Timothy D. Youngquist, Nancy Grudens-Schuck 2019 Iowa State University

Novel Use Of Conceptual Change Framework Improves Video On Challenging Science Topic, Matthew J. Helmers, Timothy D. Youngquist, Nancy Grudens-Schuck

Matthew J. Helmers

Educational campaigns are more complicated when members of our audiences hold scientific misconceptions related to new technologies. Our prairie strips research and education team produced a brief, focused video aimed to dispel a misconception related to the effect of prairie strip plants' roots on agricultural drain tiles in the Midwest. Our "Field Tile Investigation" video was based on the conceptual change framework from science education and featured a discrepant event. The goal was to move farmers, landowners, and their advisors to an understanding of prairie strips that was more compatible with the scientific standard.


The Farmers' Millennium: The Ideology Of Agricultural Improvement In Iowa, 1855 To 1865, Michael Belding III 2019 Iowa State University

The Farmers' Millennium: The Ideology Of Agricultural Improvement In Iowa, 1855 To 1865, Michael Belding Iii

Michael Belding III

The Morrill Act of 1862, a piece of federal legislation enacted a century and a half ago, lives on today. That law allocated thousands of acres of federal land to state governments, based on the size of their congressional delegations, so they could establish colleges of agriculture and the mechanic arts and give a college education, liberal and practical, to students who could not otherwise afford one. The Morrill Act lives on because the "land-grant colleges" it endowed with financial resources still exist today, operating on billion-dollar budgets and enrolling tens of thousands of students. Further, at least at Iowa ...


At The Intersection Of Industry, Academia, And Government: How Do We Facilitate Productive Precision Livestock Farming In Practice?, Brett C. Ramirez, Hongwei Xin, Patrick G. Halbur, Donald H. Beermann, Stephanie L. Hansen, Daniel C. L. Linhares, Joshua M. Peschel, Christopher J. Rademacher, James M. Reecy, Jason W. Ross, Timothy A. Shepherd, James E. Koltes 2019 Iowa State University

At The Intersection Of Industry, Academia, And Government: How Do We Facilitate Productive Precision Livestock Farming In Practice?, Brett C. Ramirez, Hongwei Xin, Patrick G. Halbur, Donald H. Beermann, Stephanie L. Hansen, Daniel C. L. Linhares, Joshua M. Peschel, Christopher J. Rademacher, James M. Reecy, Jason W. Ross, Timothy A. Shepherd, James E. Koltes

Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Publications

This commentary is a comprehensive synthesis of ideas generated from a workshop, hosted by Iowa State University, encompassing precision livestock farming (PLF) research and applications for industry–academia. The goal of this workshop was to demonstrate existing institution research and strategically propel further PLF development and industry adoption. Six key thematic areas were identified from participant discussion: sensors and algorithms, implementation, economic feasibility, data, rural and societal impacts, and education and training. These themes were used to focus discussion on identifying the new knowledge needed to drive implementation and examine current and future challenges of implementing PLF. At the convergence ...


Socio-Ecological Barriers To Dry Grain Pulse Consumption Among Low-Income Women: A Mixed Methods Approach, Shelly M. Palmer, Donna M. Winham, Ann M. Oberhauser, Ruth E. Litchfield 2019 Iowa State University

Socio-Ecological Barriers To Dry Grain Pulse Consumption Among Low-Income Women: A Mixed Methods Approach, Shelly M. Palmer, Donna M. Winham, Ann M. Oberhauser, Ruth E. Litchfield

Ann Oberhauser

The purpose of this study was to determine the socio-ecological influences on dry grain pulse consumption (beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas) among low-socioeconomic women in Iowa. Seven focus groups were conducted, with 36 women who qualified for income-based federal assistance. Data were collected from October 2017 to January 2018. Participants completed a survey that gathered individual demographics, assessed perceptions of dry grain pulses, and level of food security. Fifty-eight percent of the women were non-Hispanic white, and 39% were African American, all with an average age of 34.7 years. Thirty-three percent of the women consumed pulses less than once per ...


Using Data Analytics And Decision Tools In Student And Extension Agribusiness Education, Matthew Elliott, Lisa Elliott 2019 South Dakota State University

Using Data Analytics And Decision Tools In Student And Extension Agribusiness Education, Matthew Elliott, Lisa Elliott

Matthew Elliott

The agriculture sector has entered a new era wherein every stage of the supply chain involves gathering an increasing amount of data.  Most of these data are generated in real-time and require rapid analysis that can support optimal decision-making for agribusinesses to remain competitive.  Consequently, employers require students to gain data analysis skills in agribusiness classes to best inform optimal decision making.  In addition, land-grant institutions have the added responsibility of providing extension clientele with relevant data analytics using real-time data.  This paper discusses how data analytics have been incorporated into an agribusiness management course and provides an example of ...


Tracking Life Skill Development Of Indiana 4-H Members, Kayla Groen 2019 Purdue University

Tracking Life Skill Development Of Indiana 4-H Members, Kayla Groen

The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research

No abstract provided.


State Wide Self-Assessment Of General Program Standards For Agricultural Education, Kelsey R. Sands, Adam D. Sacquitne, Scott W. Smalley, Michael S. Retallick 2019 Lake Mills High School

State Wide Self-Assessment Of General Program Standards For Agricultural Education, Kelsey R. Sands, Adam D. Sacquitne, Scott W. Smalley, Michael S. Retallick

Scott Smalley

A quality program is the ultimate goal for many secondary agricultural education programs. To ensure quality agricultural education programs, standards were established to measure the extent agricultural education programs in Iowa were implementing standards. Utilizing Ajzen’s Theory of Planned Behavior, researchers incorporated the Iowa Council on Agricultural Education standards as an evaluation tool. A census study was conducted in Iowa with high school agricultural education teachers (N = 255) to better understand the extent that standards outlined by the Iowa Council on Agricultural Education were being met in agricultural education programs. In the general program standard area, improvement is needed ...


Factors That Influence New Students’ Decision To Attend Two Midwestern Land-Grant Universities, Elizabeth A. Foreman, Scott W. Smalley, Michael S. Retallick 2019 Iowa State University

Factors That Influence New Students’ Decision To Attend Two Midwestern Land-Grant Universities, Elizabeth A. Foreman, Scott W. Smalley, Michael S. Retallick

Scott Smalley

The purpose of this quantitative study was to describe the people and factors that influenced new students’ decisions to attend the colleges of agriculture at two Midwestern land grant universities. Athletics was identified as the most common pre-collegiate activity. Students identified their parent as the most influential person in selecting their college. The top factor which influenced students' college decision was pursuing a career that interested them. The findings from this study can guide recruitment efforts at land-grant universities by allowing institutions to be more intentional with their recruitment efforts. Future research needs to be conducted to determine the timing ...


The Impact Of Bumpers College Of Agricultural, Food And Life Sciences International Programs On Student Motivation For Continuing College And Student Engagement In The Classroom, Olivia Caroline Caillouet 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Impact Of Bumpers College Of Agricultural, Food And Life Sciences International Programs On Student Motivation For Continuing College And Student Engagement In The Classroom, Olivia Caroline Caillouet

Theses and Dissertations

Colleges aim to increase student achievement, which has been linked to motivation and engagement, as well as increase global partnerships. There is also an increasing demand from students for international programs (IPs) that prepare them to be global citizens. This study aimed to compare student motivation for continuing college and student engagement in the classroom before and after an IP. Students who participated in a Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences IP between January 2018 and August 2018 were surveyed prior to, and two weeks and three months post-program participation (n = 24). The instrument had 51 Likert-scale questions ...


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