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A Framework For Assessing Alternative Agro-Ecosystems: Finding Multi-Functional Solutions For Sustainable Urban Landscapes., Thais H. Thiesen Ms. 2016 Florida International University

A Framework For Assessing Alternative Agro-Ecosystems: Finding Multi-Functional Solutions For Sustainable Urban Landscapes., Thais H. Thiesen Ms.

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Creating sustainable urban landscapes in light of growing population pressures requires interdisciplinary multi-functional solutions. Alternative agro-ecosystems described as food forests, permaculture gardens, and/or edible landscapes among others could offer potential ways to address the social, economic and ecological goals of various stakeholders simultaneously. The present research used a unique rubric, the Permaculture and Agro-ecosystems Sustainability Scorecard (PASS) that combines existing agricultural and landscape sustainability indicators in order to assess alternative agro-ecosystems. The rubric evaluates provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural ecosystem services such as pollinator presence, biodiversity, pesticides and fertilizer use, carbon sequestration and human interactions. The PASS was used ...


Experiencing The Culture Of Cap-Haïtien: A Trip To Haiti, Alacyn Cox, Kamille Brawner, Kylie Echard 2016 Purdue University

Experiencing The Culture Of Cap-Haïtien: A Trip To Haiti, Alacyn Cox, Kamille Brawner, Kylie Echard

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Alacyn Cox and Kamile Brawner, third-year students, and Kylie Echard, a second-year student, are in the College of Agriculture. In this article, they provide readers with a glimpse of their first impressions on the economy, traditions, and culture they experienced during a study abroad, service-learning experience in Haiti.


Testing Predictions Used To Build An Agrivoltaics Installation On A Small-Scale Educational Model, Katie Kinney, Rebecca Minor, Greg Barron-Gafford 2016 University of Montana, Missoula

Testing Predictions Used To Build An Agrivoltaics Installation On A Small-Scale Educational Model, Katie Kinney, Rebecca Minor, Greg Barron-Gafford

STAR (STEM Teacher and Researcher) Presentations

Models are valuable tools for explaining and testing systems. Small-scale models can be especially useful for educational purposes. For models to be useful, they have to accurately depict the larger system that they are describing. A novel man-made system, known as an agrivoltaic structure, is being constructed at Biosphere 2 near Oracle, Arizona. The word agrivoltaic is a combination of agriculture and photovoltaics, or solar farming. My research involved creating a small-scale version of this system for educational purposes. The model of this system tested two predictions: that plants will grow better in the shade of a panel and that ...


Practical Considerations And Implementation Of Anaerobic Digester Systems, Jenny Pronto, Curt Gooch, Nellie J. Brown 2016 Cornell University

Practical Considerations And Implementation Of Anaerobic Digester Systems, Jenny Pronto, Curt Gooch, Nellie J. Brown

Nellie J. Brown, MS., C.I.H.

This course prepares learners to implement and run an AD system from the planning and design phase to operation and maintenance. It focuses on the design of AD systems; how to successfully interact with a designer so that the farm’s needs are met; and basic operation and maintenance.


Seminar On Adjustment And Its Problems In Southern Iowa, Herbert B. Howell, Russell Swenson, Frank F. Riecken, Lloyd C. Dumenil, Harvey E. Thompson, Orvis P. Engelstad, Donald R. Kaldor, Raymond R. Beneke, Clifford M. Baumback, Clark C. Bloom, John F. Timmons, Clarence D. Edmond, Clarence E. Bundy, Ward W. Bauder, Gordon Ball, Charles Ballantyne, Mary Bodwell, Charles Greenlee, Frank W. Schaller, K. K. Barnes, W. D. Shrader, J. M. Scholl, Andrew L. McComb, Walter Woods, Ralph Durham, Earl O. Heady, Loren Ihnen, Charles L. Leven, Lee G. Burchinal, Carl C. Malone, Irene Beavers, Gordon Bivens, Joe M. Bohlen, Charles Donhowe, Eber Eldridge, Emmit Haynes, Arnold Paulsen, Dwayne Rohweder, Joseph A. Stritzel, E. R. Duncan, Wallace Ogg, Louise Rosenfeld, John T. Pesek Jr., Margaret Liston, Virgil L. Hurlburt, Garold Parks, Geoffrey Shepherd, Alvin C. Egbert, Ray E. Wakeley, Francis Carlin, Francis A. Kutish, Verner H. Nielsen, Irwin Oest, J. T. Scott, Morton Smutz, Glenn Holmes, I. W. Arthur, Herbert C. Cook, Donald Boles, Ross Talbot, William Murray, Leon Charity, Howard Johnson, Richard Phillips 2016 Iowa State University

Seminar On Adjustment And Its Problems In Southern Iowa, Herbert B. Howell, Russell Swenson, Frank F. Riecken, Lloyd C. Dumenil, Harvey E. Thompson, Orvis P. Engelstad, Donald R. Kaldor, Raymond R. Beneke, Clifford M. Baumback, Clark C. Bloom, John F. Timmons, Clarence D. Edmond, Clarence E. Bundy, Ward W. Bauder, Gordon Ball, Charles Ballantyne, Mary Bodwell, Charles Greenlee, Frank W. Schaller, K. K. Barnes, W. D. Shrader, J. M. Scholl, Andrew L. Mccomb, Walter Woods, Ralph Durham, Earl O. Heady, Loren Ihnen, Charles L. Leven, Lee G. Burchinal, Carl C. Malone, Irene Beavers, Gordon Bivens, Joe M. Bohlen, Charles Donhowe, Eber Eldridge, Emmit Haynes, Arnold Paulsen, Dwayne Rohweder, Joseph A. Stritzel, E. R. Duncan, Wallace Ogg, Louise Rosenfeld, John T. Pesek Jr., Margaret Liston, Virgil L. Hurlburt, Garold Parks, Geoffrey Shepherd, Alvin C. Egbert, Ray E. Wakeley, Francis Carlin, Francis A. Kutish, Verner H. Nielsen, Irwin Oest, J. T. Scott, Morton Smutz, Glenn Holmes, I. W. Arthur, Herbert C. Cook, Donald Boles, Ross Talbot, William Murray, Leon Charity, Howard Johnson, Richard Phillips

Edmond W. H. Lee

This publication includes seminar papers presented and discussed by staff members of Iowa State University during the winter quarter of 1959. The seminar was sponsored by the Center for Agricultural and Economic Adjustment and met for two hours per week over a period of nearly three months. The seminar was organized to include a group of about 70 members designated by the committee listed below. The formal seminar group discus sed each paper after its presentation. The papers were revised in line with these discussions by the seminar group and recommendations by the seminar committee.


What Motivates Farmers To Apply Phosphorus At The “Right” Time? Survey Evidence From The Western Lake Erie Basin, Wendong Zhang, Robyn S. Wilson, Elizabeth Burnett, Elena G. Irwin, Jay F. Martin 2016 Iowa State University

What Motivates Farmers To Apply Phosphorus At The “Right” Time? Survey Evidence From The Western Lake Erie Basin, Wendong Zhang, Robyn S. Wilson, Elizabeth Burnett, Elena G. Irwin, Jay F. Martin

Economics Publications

Phosphorus loadings from the Maumee River watershed have significantly compromised the Lake Erie ecosystem, as evidenced by the most severe harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie in 2015 and the shut-down of Toledo drinking water supply in 2014. Despite government payments for adoption of voluntary conservation practices, excess nutrient runoff from agricultural production remains a substantial challenge. The right timing of nutrient application is a critical best management practice (BMP). Using a unique survey of 2540 farmer respondents in the Maumee River watershed, this paper analyzes how socio-psychological, socio-demographic, and field-based spatial characteristics impact farmers' adoption of timing-related best practices ...


High School Students' Motivations And Views Of Agriculture And Agricultural Careers Upon Completion Of A Pre-College Program, Andrea K. Scherer 2016 Purdue University

High School Students' Motivations And Views Of Agriculture And Agricultural Careers Upon Completion Of A Pre-College Program, Andrea K. Scherer

Open Access Theses

Pre-college summer residential experiences hosted by a College of Agriculture have the potential to expose high school students to new career opportunities and fields of study that they may not have considered, and may influence agricultural literacy, perceptions of agriculture, and interest in agriculture. Engaging these students is important for meeting the demand for more students graduating with agriculture degrees prepared to solve 21st century challenges. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the outcomes of two separate pre-college experiences, the Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) and the Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy (PASA), and participating high school ...


Experiences Of Agricultural Education Preservice Teachers Engaging In Critical Friendships, Sable Sellick 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Experiences Of Agricultural Education Preservice Teachers Engaging In Critical Friendships, Sable Sellick

Theses and Dissertations

Like educators in other disciplines, agricultural education preservice teachers must find ways to improve as teachers using methods such as reflection or peer observation. Critical friendship combines both, promoting reflection through the use of a critical friend who observes an individual’s teaching and provides constructive criticism to help the individual advance their practice. This qualitative study sought to use the critical friendship concept to assist agricultural education preservice teachers in reflecting on their teaching techniques. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups; one group selected a critical friend in agricultural education, and the other group selected a ...


Characterization Of Broiler Lines Divergently Selected For Breast Muscle Color, Sara Katherine Orlowski 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Characterization Of Broiler Lines Divergently Selected For Breast Muscle Color, Sara Katherine Orlowski

Theses and Dissertations

An increase in the consumption of poultry has generated an increase in demand for higher yielding broilers. This has led to an increase in atypical meat and issues with appearance. Color is a direct result of a pH decline as meat goes through rigor mortis with meat generally becoming lighter. If the pH declines too rapidly or too slowly, meat quality can suffer. Physical properties of meat can be altered by pH. A fast pH decline results in pale meat with decreased tenderness. A slow pH decline can result in darker meat with a reduced shelf-life. With a known relationship ...


Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe 2016 Iowa State University

Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe

William Edwards

Four case studies were developed for Iowa farm operations that have successfully used machinery and labor sharing arrangements for intergenerational transfer of farm assets. Results were shared at workshops and through publication of a resource manual.


Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna 2016 Iowa State University

Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna

William Edwards

Includes advantages and disadvantages of custom hiring and information on estimating costs; includes worksheets.


Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe 2016 Iowa State University

Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe

William Edwards

Four case studies were developed for Iowa farm operations that have successfully used machinery and labor sharing arrangements for intergenerational transfer of farm assets. Results were shared at workshops and through publication of a resource manual.


Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe 2016 Iowa State University

Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe

William Edwards

Four case studies were developed for Iowa farm operations that have successfully used machinery and labor sharing arrangements for intergenerational transfer of farm assets. Results were shared at workshops and through publication of a resource manual.


Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna 2016 Iowa State University

Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna

William Edwards

Includes advantages and disadvantages of custom hiring and information on estimating costs; includes worksheets.


Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna 2016 Iowa State University

Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna

William Edwards

Includes advantages and disadvantages of custom hiring and information on estimating costs; includes worksheets.


Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe 2016 Iowa State University

Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe

William Edwards

Four case studies were developed for Iowa farm operations that have successfully used machinery and labor sharing arrangements for intergenerational transfer of farm assets. Results were shared at workshops and through publication of a resource manual.


Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe 2016 Iowa State University

Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe

William Edwards

Four case studies were developed for Iowa farm operations that have successfully used machinery and labor sharing arrangements for intergenerational transfer of farm assets. Results were shared at workshops and through publication of a resource manual.


Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe 2016 Iowa State University

Producer Machinery And Labor Sharing Arrangements Workshops, Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz, Darren H. Jarboe

William Edwards

Four case studies were developed for Iowa farm operations that have successfully used machinery and labor sharing arrangements for intergenerational transfer of farm assets. Results were shared at workshops and through publication of a resource manual.


Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna 2016 Iowa State University

Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna

William Edwards

Includes advantages and disadvantages of custom hiring and information on estimating costs; includes worksheets.


New Curriculum: Soil & Water Science And Weather & Climate Science, Natalie Carroll 2016 Purdue University

New Curriculum: Soil & Water Science And Weather & Climate Science, Natalie Carroll

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

Natalie will present an overview the content of two new (2015) curricula designed for youth in grades 3 through 12. Soil and Water Science; Weather and Climate Science. Three booklets are included in each curriculum. Level 1, for youth in grades 3-5, introduces basic terms and concepts. Level 2 activities, for youth in grades 6-8, help youth put the basic concepts into action to understand more advanced concepts and interactions. Level 3 manuals delve more deeply into important concepts and helps prepare youth to be well informed and for advanced studies at college or university.

  • Level 3 Soil & Water Science ...


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