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Adding A New Generation To Iowa's Sustainable Farms, Teresa Opheim 2010 Practical Famers of Iowa

Adding A New Generation To Iowa's Sustainable Farms, Teresa Opheim

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Making a graceful transition from one generation to the next is a challenge for any Iowa farm family. The Practical Farmers of Iowa organization looked for ways to smooth the path to farm operation for new farmers interested in sustainability.


On-Line Learning: Using Webinars To Teach About Succession And Enterprise Development Issues, Teresa Opheim, David Baker 2010 Practical Famers of Iowa

On-Line Learning: Using Webinars To Teach About Succession And Enterprise Development Issues, Teresa Opheim, David Baker

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Iowa State University's Beginning Farmer Center and Practical Farmers of Iowa teamed up to broadcast eight webinars to assist current and beginning farmers in devising strategies for successful farm enterprises.


Beginning And Mid-Size Farm Bill Analysis: Policy Option Development And Education Initiative, Michael Duffy, Tracy Bruckner 2010 Iowa State University

Beginning And Mid-Size Farm Bill Analysis: Policy Option Development And Education Initiative, Michael Duffy, Tracy Bruckner

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

The needs of beginning mid-size farmers were considered in light of current farm programs and beginning farmer initiatives. Policy options were developed for a new approach to assisting these under-served groups.


Sustainable Economic Development Through Organic And Grazing Dairy Farm Establishment And Transition, Larry F. Tranel, Robert Tigner 2010 Iowa State University

Sustainable Economic Development Through Organic And Grazing Dairy Farm Establishment And Transition, Larry F. Tranel, Robert Tigner

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

This project aimed to increase the number of grass-based and organic dairies in Iowa. However, progress was stymied by the severe 2008-09 economic downturn that kept beginning dairy farmers from getting into the business, and also forced some current producers who were candidates to transition to alternative methods to exit the business.


Latino Farmers And Local Multicultural Food And Marketing Systems, Jan Flora 2010 Iowa State University

Latino Farmers And Local Multicultural Food And Marketing Systems, Jan Flora

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Iowa needs a new generation of community-scale organic and sustainable farmers and market gardeners. Two different approaches were used in two communities with significant immigrant populations (Marshalltown and Denison) to assist these groups of farmers.


Assessing The Business Development Strengths And Needs Of Women And Latino Farmers In Iowa, Howard Van Auken, Leigh Adcock, Hannah Lewis 2010 Iowa State University

Assessing The Business Development Strengths And Needs Of Women And Latino Farmers In Iowa, Howard Van Auken, Leigh Adcock, Hannah Lewis

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Women and Latino farmers were surveyed about their needs for materials to inform their farming enterprises and help make them economically successful. Researchers will use the findings to develop appropriate supporting materials.


Canada: Managing Diversity And Social Cohesion Under Bill C-50 And Beyond, Hristina Petrova 2010 Policy Studies Organization

Canada: Managing Diversity And Social Cohesion Under Bill C-50 And Beyond, Hristina Petrova

Hristina Petrova

The recent changes in the Canadian immigration system have led to the development of other programs designed to attract highly skilled immigrants. Bill C-50 was implemented in order to reduce the immigration backlog and match supply with demand on the labour market. Whatever the scheme, there’s one particular group of immigrants whose entry into the country has been encouraged via numerous parallel initiatives – the one of international students. Their retention is strategic because they could be just what Canada needs – young people proficient in the official languages, with Canadian credentials and work experience.


Flat Whites: Work In Cafes, Janet G. Sayers 2010 Massey University (Albany Campus)

Flat Whites: Work In Cafes, Janet G. Sayers

Janet G Sayers

Examines the phenomenon of people working in cafes in Auckland, New Zealand and argues that there are several characteristics of this type of work using the acronym FLAT WHITES. 1. Formality/informality (power, hierarchy, control) 2. Leisure (treat, reward, pleasure, non-work time, respite) 3. Aesthetic (marketing, branding, self-identity, status) 4. Transactions (relationship, networking, affiliation, horizontal communication) 5. Work stations (place of work, convenience, temporary work place, technology, table size, table distance, chair comfort 6. Hospitality (food and drink, inside/outside boundaries, welcome, belonging, rituals around food) 7. Innovate (creativity, idea work, entrepreneurialism, inspiration, synthesis) 8. Time (flexibility, time compression, work ...


The Imprint Of China’S First Emperor On The Distant Realm Of Eastern Shandong, Gary M. Feinman, Linda M. Nicholas, Hui Fang 2010 Field Museum of Natural History

The Imprint Of China’S First Emperor On The Distant Realm Of Eastern Shandong, Gary M. Feinman, Linda M. Nicholas, Hui Fang

Gary M. Feinman

Imperial expansion is recurrent in human history. For early empires, such as in ancient China, this process generally is known from texts that glorify and present the perspective of victors. The legacy of the Qin king, Shihuangdi, who first unified China in 221 BC, remains vital, but we have few details about the consequences of his distant conquests or how they changed the path of local histories. We integrate documentary accounts with the findings of a systematic regional survey of archaeological sites to provide a holistic context for this imperialistic episode and the changes that followed in coastal Shandong.


The Political Economy Of Contract Farming In Tea In Kenya: The Kenya Tea Development Agency (Ktda), Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng Ochieng 2010 UNEP Risoe Centre for Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

The Political Economy Of Contract Farming In Tea In Kenya: The Kenya Tea Development Agency (Ktda), Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng Ochieng

Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng Ochieng

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China In Context: Energy, Water, And Climate Cooperation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

China In Context: Energy, Water, And Climate Cooperation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Climate resilient communities can be achieved with the support of global research, development, deployment, and diffusion of environmentally sound low GHG emission technologies and processes. Technology cooperation should lower emissions remaining mindful of biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods. China and the United States need to respond effectively to both economic and climate crises and can do so in part by cooperating on environmentally sound technology that transforms the global use of energy.


Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

This article analyzes the importance of increasing civil society actor access to and influence in international legal and policy negotiations, drawing from academic scholarship on governance, conservation and environmental sustainability, natural resource management, observations of civil society actors, and the authors’ experiences as participants in international environmental negotiations.


Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Bolivia in the 1980s was wracked by monetary inflation approaching levels of the German Weimar Republic. Immediately following this time of great financial crisis in Bolivia, the U.N. founded a project through the U.N.D.P. to encourage peasant farmers in Bolivia to switch from growing coca (the plant used manufacture cocaine) to growing other cash crops for market. This crop substitution and development program, called the Agroyungas Project, lasted from 1985 to 1991 and is the focus of this study. While many U.N. pundits and journalists considered the program’s initial small successes promising, it has ...


From New Netherland To New York: European Geopolitics And The Transformation Of Social And Political Space In Colonial New York City, John Allen Legrid 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

From New Netherland To New York: European Geopolitics And The Transformation Of Social And Political Space In Colonial New York City, John Allen Legrid

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate the ways in which the core-periphery relationships of English and Dutch colonial ventures in North America were impacted by local events in New Amsterdam-New York, a Dutch colony that was lost to the English following the Second Anglo-Dutch War in 1664. Increased peripheralization of New Amsterdam-New York negated centralizing efforts of the Dutch and effectively ended the potential for Dutch geopolitical power in North America. While the Atlantic World has traditionally been understood as a framework for understanding international phenomenon and global processes, this thesis suggests that it was impacted by multiple ...


Socio-Spatial Constructs Of The Local Retail Food Environment: A Case Study Of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Walter F. Ramsey 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Socio-Spatial Constructs Of The Local Retail Food Environment: A Case Study Of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Walter F. Ramsey

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This mixed-methods study addresses the relationship between the availability of food and realized food access by studying the retail food landscape of Holyoke, Massachusetts – a small, socio-economically diverse city. While a large body of empirical research finds that low-income communities and communities of color are especially likely to lack adequate access to healthy foods and experience increased vulnerability to food insecurity, few studies explore urban food environments through a mixed-methods case study approach. Through the use of food store mapping, store audits, and resident interviews, this research is a nascent attempt to articulate how the unique development histories and cultural ...


The Moses Greenleaf Primer, Holly K. Hurd 2010 Univeristy of Southern Maine

The Moses Greenleaf Primer, Holly K. Hurd

Friends of OML, Occasional Publications

A childrens "primer" on the life of Moses Greenleaf, Maine's first mapmaker.


Great Plains Region From Encyclopedia Of Religion In America, Volume 2, Robert H. Stoddard 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Great Plains Region From Encyclopedia Of Religion In America, Volume 2, Robert H. Stoddard

Geography Faculty Publications

To understand the religions of a region, it is helpful to examine its environmental characteristics and the history of human occupation of that land because interpretations and forms of worship often reflect the environment with which believers cope. Although characteristics of the natural environment are intricately incorporated into most ancient religions, this relationship may be less obvious in religions with creeds and set of beliefs enunciated by historic figures. Here focus is on how the religious history of the Great Plains distinguishes it from other parts of America.


Iowa Recreational Property Ownership: Identification, Contact And Social Dynamics Of Multiple-Use Perennial Landcover, Mimi M. Wagner, James LaGro 2010 Iowa State University

Iowa Recreational Property Ownership: Identification, Contact And Social Dynamics Of Multiple-Use Perennial Landcover, Mimi M. Wagner, James Lagro

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

This research explored the opportunities for expanding the productive use of perennial landscapes in Iowa through expanded beef and dairy grazing owned recreational lands.


Establishing An Iowa Microenterprise Foundation, Mark A. Edelman, Ronald S. Prescott 2010 Iowa State University

Establishing An Iowa Microenterprise Foundation, Mark A. Edelman, Ronald S. Prescott

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

An Iowa group was formed to offer funding and advice to small business entrepreneurs with a focus on local food enterprises.


New Farmer Jump Start Project, Keith Booth, Steve Olsen 2010 Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development

New Farmer Jump Start Project, Keith Booth, Steve Olsen

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Southwest Iowa development groups looked at several ways to entice new farmers to commit to local food production.


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