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Anti-Cancer And Bioavailabilty Of Arachidin-1 And Arachidin-3 In Colon Cancer Cells, Macy R. Shirley, Cindi Brownmiller, Wing Shun Lam, Sun-Ok Lee 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Anti-Cancer And Bioavailabilty Of Arachidin-1 And Arachidin-3 In Colon Cancer Cells, Macy R. Shirley, Cindi Brownmiller, Wing Shun Lam, Sun-Ok Lee

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

Cancer is a common cause of death in the United States and locally in the state of Arkansas. Modifiable factors such as tobacco use, physical activity, and diet lead to reduced incidence of colon cancer diagnosis. Plant-based foods may contain phytochemicals that confer health promoting properties. Specifically, peanuts contain phytochemicals known as resveratrol, arachidin-1, and arachidin-3 that have been linked to anticancer activities. However, few research studies have been done on arachidin-1 and arachidin-3 that could develop understanding of their health promoting properties or nutraceutical applications. The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the most effective concentration of ...


Instructions For Authors, Discovery Editors 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Instructions For Authors, Discovery Editors

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

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Dean, Lona Robertson 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Letter From The Dean, Lona Robertson

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

No abstract provided.


Utah Regional Differences In Respirator Use And Fit Testing Among Pesticide Applicators, Michael Pate, F. Richard Beard, Kelsey L. Hall 2017 Utah State University

Utah Regional Differences In Respirator Use And Fit Testing Among Pesticide Applicators, Michael Pate, F. Richard Beard, Kelsey L. Hall

Applied Sciences, Technology and Education Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to determine regional differences within Utah in response to piloting a mobile respirator training and fit assessment program for pesticide applicators. The objectives were to describe worker perceptions of respirator use and training experiences. Pilot trainings were offered in two southern counties and two northern counties of Utah. A total of 141 individuals completed the post-training questionnaire regarding use and fit testing experience with respirators as well as perceptions of the benefits to protecting respiratory health. The majority of respondents were male (95.7%, f = 112). The proportion of participants in the southern counties ...


The Communication Effectiveness Of Scientist-Stakeholder Partnerships Addressing Agriculture And Natural Resources Issues: A Citation Analysis Of The Florida Water And Climate Alliance, Shuyang Qu, Tracy Irani, Angela B. Lindsey 2017 Iowa State University

The Communication Effectiveness Of Scientist-Stakeholder Partnerships Addressing Agriculture And Natural Resources Issues: A Citation Analysis Of The Florida Water And Climate Alliance, Shuyang Qu, Tracy Irani, Angela B. Lindsey

Agricultural Education and Studies Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

Public opinion on contentious agricultural and natural resource issues, such as climate change, has become more polarized and the science itself has sometimes been called into question. In response, academics and various types of stakeholders have formed organizational partnerships and collaborations to disseminate their science to inform the public and policy. These Scientist-Stakeholder Partnerships possess advantages such as technical expertise, however, such groups often face challenges in communicating effectively and establishing their reputation.

This study selected Florida Water and Climate Alliance (FWCA) as an example of this type of organization and used citation analysis to measure communication effectiveness and impact ...


Predicting Consumers’ Local Food Attitude With Personal Values And Local Food Online Videos, Shuyang Qu, Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble, Ricky Telg 2017 Iowa State University

Predicting Consumers’ Local Food Attitude With Personal Values And Local Food Online Videos, Shuyang Qu, Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble, Ricky Telg

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

This study assessed how the personal value associated with local food messages in an online video format influenced U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward local food. To accomplish this, we created two video treatments focusing on how local food supports the local economy and strengthens social connections, respectively. We developed two scales to measure the personal values (personal value of supporting the local economy and personal value of strengthening social connection). These values were associated to the video treatments’ message frames. Descriptive analyses revealed a neutral personal value of supporting local economy and strengthening social connection among U.S. consumers, and ...


An Assessment Of The Use Of The Internet As Perceived By Fruit Farmers In Hebei Province, China, Chang Liu 2017 Iowa State University

An Assessment Of The Use Of The Internet As Perceived By Fruit Farmers In Hebei Province, China, Chang Liu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the extent to which fruit farmers from Hebei Province are using stationary and mobile Internet to acquire agricultural knowledge and technologies. Specific objectives of this dissertation were to determine Hebei fruit farmers’ use of Internet-related devices and Internet, identify Hebei fruit farmers’ perceptions regarding the Internet and its use and the sources of information and its use, evaluate Hebei fruit farmer’s opinions regarding the credibility of online agricultural knowledge/information, and identify the obstacles that Hebei fruit farmers face as well as their reactions to these obstacles.

Descriptive research design employed ...


Professional Development Needs Of Mid-Career Agriculture Teachers, Scott W. Smalley, Amy R. Smith 2017 Iowa State University

Professional Development Needs Of Mid-Career Agriculture Teachers, Scott W. Smalley, Amy R. Smith

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Nationwide, agricultural education faces a shortage of teachers (National Teach Ag Campaign, 2014; Foster, Lawver, & Smith, 2016). To remedy this, both recruitment and retention efforts are necessary. While extensive research in agricultural education has focused on needs of beginning teachers, less research has focused on needs of agriculture teachers at later career stages. As such, the purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study was to explore challenges, activities, and professional development needs of mid-career agriculture teachers, particularly those within the “Experimentation/Activism” and “Reassessment/Self-Doubt” stages identified by Huberman (1989). The study narrowly focused on a census of 35 teachers from ...


Strength In Diversity And Diversity Of Strengths Of State Ffa Officers: An Analysis Of Clifton Strengthsfinder Assessment Data For State Ffa Officers, 2006-2010; 2012-2015, Denise Mills 2017 Iowa State University

Strength In Diversity And Diversity Of Strengths Of State Ffa Officers: An Analysis Of Clifton Strengthsfinder Assessment Data For State Ffa Officers, 2006-2010; 2012-2015, Denise Mills

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze self-identified talents among state FFA officers spanning nearly a decade of student leader data collected by the National FFA Organization. As outlined in the Agricultural Education Research Agenda (Roberts, Harder, & Brashears, 2016), the need to investigate soft skill development and preparedness as well as agricultural recruitment and retention is necessary and information about the strengths of student leaders may provide some insight into this priority. The first objective was to examine diversity in the top five talents of state FFA officers as identified by the Clifton StrengthsFinder ...


Determining Why Agricultural Educators Are Leaving The Profession And How To Increase The Retention Rate, Jay Solomonson 2017 Iowa State University

Determining Why Agricultural Educators Are Leaving The Profession And How To Increase The Retention Rate, Jay Solomonson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The field of agricultural education has experienced a consistent labor shortage the past several decades. Consequently, many school districts struggle to fill their open positions, while others are forced to shut down their agricultural programs completely due to inadequate staffing. Research indicates teacher attrition as a predominant factor behind the teacher shortage. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to determine why agricultural educators are leaving the profession and identify potential action steps to alleviate the problem. Specific objectives included: (1) identify factors influencing current agricultural educators’ decision to leave or stay in the profession; (2) determine factors associated with ...


Supervised Agricultural Experience Instruction In Agricultural Teacher Education Programs: A National Descriptive Study, Bryan Dean Rank, Michael S. Retallick 2017 Iowa State University

Supervised Agricultural Experience Instruction In Agricultural Teacher Education Programs: A National Descriptive Study, Bryan Dean Rank, Michael S. Retallick

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Faculty in agricultural teacher education programs are responsible for preparing future teachers to lead effective school-based agricultural education programs. However, agriculture teachers are having difficulty implementing supervised agricultural experience (SAE), even though they value it conceptually as a program component. In an effort to improve SAE instruction in teacher education, the American Association for Agricultural Education has adopted a guiding philosophy and competencies for teacher preparation in SAE. Using these documents, the purpose of this national descriptive study was to identify where and to what extent SAE instruction was included within agricultural teacher education curriculum and describe the level of ...


Marketing Power Berries: An Importance-Performance Analysis Of Blueberry Attributes, Shuyang Qu, Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble 2017 Iowa State University

Marketing Power Berries: An Importance-Performance Analysis Of Blueberry Attributes, Shuyang Qu, Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The unique health benefits of blueberries have increased consumers’ demand for this fruit. Although the demand is still low compared to other fruits including apples and grapes, consumers’ growing interest in blueberries has led to a significant increase of blueberry acreage in the U.S., causing the supply to exceed demand. To increase blueberry consumption and sales for the benefits of both consumers’ health and the blueberry industry, this study selected 18 blueberry attributes and used an online survey to examine blueberry purchasers’ perceived importance and satisfaction of these attributes. An importance-performance analysis (IPA) of these attributes was conducted to ...


The Effects Of Online Video On Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Local Food, Shuyang Qu, Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble, Ricky Telg 2017 Iowa State University

The Effects Of Online Video On Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Local Food, Shuyang Qu, Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble, Ricky Telg

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Marketers rate online video as their most utilized content medium. This study used a between-subject control group post-test-only experiment to investigate the effect of three local food messages delivered via online video on U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward local food. The three 30-second videos each featured one of the documented benefits of local food: high quality, support of local economy, and strengthening of social connection. Results indicated all three video treatments yielded a positive attitude toward local food, while respondents in the control group had a neutral attitude. The video treatment featuring local food’s high quality generated a significantly ...


Students’ Perceptions Of School-Based Agricultural Education Through An Initial Early Field Experience, Bryan D. Rank, Scott W. Smalley 2017 Arkansas Tech University

Students’ Perceptions Of School-Based Agricultural Education Through An Initial Early Field Experience, Bryan D. Rank, Scott W. Smalley

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this study was to identify the perception of students enrolled in an initial early field experience (EFE) in relation to the components of the agricultural education model. The students enrolled in the initial field experience were freshmen and sophomore students. The initial field experience course consisted of four face-to-face class meetings and a 12-hour initial field experience observation. Students’ photographed their perceptions of each component in the agricultural education model (classroom, SAE, FFA). The coding of reflective captions led to themes in three areas of the agricultural education model: (a) classroom themes were active learning, collaboration and ...


Previous Experience Not Required: Contextualizing The Choice To Teach School-Based Agricultural Education, Adam A. Marx, Amy R. Smith, Scott W. Smalley, Courtney Miller 2017 North Dakota State University

Previous Experience Not Required: Contextualizing The Choice To Teach School-Based Agricultural Education, Adam A. Marx, Amy R. Smith, Scott W. Smalley, Courtney Miller

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this study was to identify key career choice items which lead students without previous experience in school-based agricultural education (SBAE) to pursuing agricultural education. The Ag Ed FIT-Choice® model adapted by Lawver (2009) and developed by Richardson and Watt (2006) provided the investigative framework to design this study. Findings were organized around categories of the Ag Ed Fit-Choice Model (Lawver, 2009) with the exception of one additional category, believed unique to this group. Two focus groups were assembled to include ten participants. A myriad of experiences led participants to consider SBAE as a career. Certainly, it can ...


Bridging The Gap: A Survey Of Agricultural Producers, Water Managers, And Others Regarding Water Usage And Water Efficiency Perceptions., Jake Heins 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Bridging The Gap: A Survey Of Agricultural Producers, Water Managers, And Others Regarding Water Usage And Water Efficiency Perceptions., Jake Heins

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper focuses on water usage and agricultural irrigation efficiency. However, it is not exactly a research paper. Most of the study concerns the thoughts and opinions of willing participants who were asked a series of questions regarding water use and irrigation practices. The bulk of the participants were agricultural producers (i.e. farmers and ranchers) who have some interest in the topic. Water professionals working in the private or academic sectors also participated, providing individual insights, and in some instances offered a counterpoint to arguments given by producers. The purpose being not only to enlighten me as to the ...


Photovoltaic Cooking In The Developing World, Tyler Watkins, Christopher O'Day, Omar Arriaga 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Photovoltaic Cooking In The Developing World, Tyler Watkins, Christopher O'Day, Omar Arriaga

Mechanical Engineering

The challenge of clean cooking is faced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. We present a cooking technology consisting of a solar panel directly connected to an electric heater in a well-insulated chamber. Assuming continued decrease in solar panel prices, we anticipate that in a few decades Solar Electric Cooking technologies will be the most common cooking technology for the poor. Appropriate use of insulation reduces the power demand making low-power Insulated Solar Electric Cooking systems already cost competitive.


Early Field Experience Of Business And Family And Consumer Sciences Teacher Education, Scott W. Smalley, Michael S. Retallick 2016 South Dakota State University

Early Field Experience Of Business And Family And Consumer Sciences Teacher Education, Scott W. Smalley, Michael S. Retallick

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this national descriptive study was to describe early field experience (EFE) practices used in business and family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher education by using the EFE model. This study replicates similar research in the agricultural education discipline. For this study, EFE was defined as all field experiences—offered within or outside of the business and FCS teacher education curriculum—that occur before student teaching. The study population was business and FCS teacher education programs (N=139) identified by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the National Business Education Association. The teacher education coordinator ...


Engaging Educational Professionals Towards Training The Next Generation Within The Food, Agricultural, And Natural Resources Career Areas, Tyson Sorensen 2016 Utah State University

Engaging Educational Professionals Towards Training The Next Generation Within The Food, Agricultural, And Natural Resources Career Areas, Tyson Sorensen

Funded Research Records

No abstract provided.


Successful Secondary Agricultural Programs Outside The Classroom: A View Of Champions, Andrew Bolton 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Successful Secondary Agricultural Programs Outside The Classroom: A View Of Champions, Andrew Bolton

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to study select secondary agricultural education programs and determine common traits among these programs which lead them to be successful in a number of different areas including: Career Development Events (CDE) winners, Leadership Development Events (LDE) winners, agricultural science fair winners, chapters of elected state FFA officers, proficiency award winners, national chapter awards, and state fair market show results. This study utilized a modified Delphi approach consisting of three rounds to reach consensus on the importance of traits related to successful SAE and FFA programs. Many traits were identified but the most important traits ...


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