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Agricultural Research Bulletins, Nos. 175–184, E. W. Bird, D. F. Breazeale, G. C. Sands, Joe L. Robinson, P. K. Whelpton, R. H. Walker, P. E. Brown, M. B. Michaelian, B. W. Hammer, George W. Snedecor, Gertrude M. Cox, Lenore E. Sater, Paul L. Harding, C. B. Lane, John A. Hopkins Jr., Paul L. Taylor 2016 Iowa State College

Agricultural Research Bulletins, Nos. 175–184, E. W. Bird, D. F. Breazeale, G. C. Sands, Joe L. Robinson, P. K. Whelpton, R. H. Walker, P. E. Brown, M. B. Michaelian, B. W. Hammer, George W. Snedecor, Gertrude M. Cox, Lenore E. Sater, Paul L. Harding, C. B. Lane, John A. Hopkins Jr., Paul L. Taylor

John H. Robinson

Volume 15, Bulletins 175-184. (175) Chemistry of Butter Making: II. The Nature of the Fatty Materials in Buttermilk and the significance of Certain Buttermilk Testing Methods; (176) Physiologic Factors Affecting the Germination of Seed Corn; (177) Iowa's Population Prospect; (178) Effects of Lime on the Hydrogen-Ion Concentration and Base Exchange Complex of Gundy Silt Loam; (179) Studies on Acetylmethylcarbinol and Diacetyl in Dairy Products; (180) Disproportionate Subclass Numbers in Tables of Multiple Classification; (181) Passing an Alternating Electric Current Through Food and Fruit Juices; (182) Physiological Behavior of Grimes Golden Apples in Storage; 9183) Bacteriology of Cheese: I. Effect ...


Investigating Opportunities For Enhancing Farmer Adoption Of Strategically Targeted Prairie Strips In Iowa, J. Gordon Arbuckle R., Drake Larsen, Tricia G. Knoot, John Tyndall, Emily Sorensen 2016 arbuckle@iastate.edu

Investigating Opportunities For Enhancing Farmer Adoption Of Strategically Targeted Prairie Strips In Iowa, J. Gordon Arbuckle R., Drake Larsen, Tricia G. Knoot, John Tyndall, Emily Sorensen

J. Gordon Arbuckle

Project researchers conducted in-depth interviews with a broad range of stakeholders from state agricultural and environmental groups and agencies. The research identified perceived barriers to adoption and gained stakeholder feedback on practical steps that might be taken to surmount those barriers and broaden awareness of and support for the technology.


Farmer Perspectives On Ecosystems Service Management, Land Use Targeting And The Future Of Cornbelt Agriculture, John Tyndall, Tricia G. Knoot, Matt Helmers, Drake Larsen, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Brian K. Gelder 2016 Iowa State University

Farmer Perspectives On Ecosystems Service Management, Land Use Targeting And The Future Of Cornbelt Agriculture, John Tyndall, Tricia G. Knoot, Matt Helmers, Drake Larsen, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Brian K. Gelder

J. Gordon Arbuckle

The development and use of targeted conservation practices was the subject of modeling, interviews and support tools researched by the project investigators.


Wellbeing Among Rural Grandfamilies In Two Multigenerational Household Structures, Melissa A. Barnett, Loriena Yancura, Joe Wilmoth, Yoshie Sano 2016 University of Arizona

Wellbeing Among Rural Grandfamilies In Two Multigenerational Household Structures, Melissa A. Barnett, Loriena Yancura, Joe Wilmoth, Yoshie Sano

GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy

Multigenerational households are an understudied type of grandfamily. In rural communities, these households are likely to be economically disadvantaged and underserved. Drawing from a subset (N = 63) of low-income multigenerational households in a multistate research study, Rural Families Speak About Health, the present study compares demographic characteristics, parent and child wellbeing, and family processes in two types of multigenerational household structures: one-parent/grandparent families and two-parent/grandparent families. Research on these multigenerational household configurations is rare despite the potential for different needs, strengths, and services. Results indicate no differences in economic hardship or disadvantage by household type. Children in one-parent ...


Household Shocks And Transition Into Marriage: Evidence From Rural Ethiopia, Boyd K. Tembo 2016 CUNY Hunter College

Household Shocks And Transition Into Marriage: Evidence From Rural Ethiopia, Boyd K. Tembo

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The study tests the primary hypothesis that household shocks do not have a positive and significant correlation with a child's transition into early marriage. It finds that there is no statistically significant correlation between parental death and transition into marriage for both genders of subjects in the study.


Are They Matching Up? An Analysis Of Study Abroad Outcomes And The Vocational Needs Of A Southern Appalachian Area, Brynn A. Smith 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

Are They Matching Up? An Analysis Of Study Abroad Outcomes And The Vocational Needs Of A Southern Appalachian Area, Brynn A. Smith

Capstone Collection

With an increased amount of people seeking higher education, it has become vital to connect education to career in American colleges and universities. To better understand the value of education abroad, international educators must make this connection clear. This research examines student outcomes from Maryville College’s (MC) study abroad programs and compares them with human resource needs, with special attention given to the local job market in the surrounding area. A case study approach was used to gather data from MC study abroad returnees, local HR professionals, and national sources to understand where student outcomes are or are not ...


Women And Healthcare In Appalachia: Impeding Circumstance And The Role Of Technology, Ashley Cano 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

Women And Healthcare In Appalachia: Impeding Circumstance And The Role Of Technology, Ashley Cano

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

For decades, healthcare access and quality in central and southern Appalachia have trailed the rest of the country. Entrenched poverty and low educational attainment compound healthcare problems. This study examines the healthcare obstacles women encounter in southern and central Appalachia and analyzes how technology use, such as Internet searching and social media affect women’s healthcare decisions. Data were analyzed from four focus groups conducted with women from the region. Results indicate that seeing a physician or not did not influence women’s propensity to search the Internet for health-related information or to seek support through social media sites. Additionally ...


Looking Ahead With The World In Their Hands: The Postsecondary Aspirations Of East Island Youth, Abby E. Roy 2016 Bowdoin College

Looking Ahead With The World In Their Hands: The Postsecondary Aspirations Of East Island Youth, Abby E. Roy

Honors Projects

No abstract provided.


Atticus The Man, Jessica Saunders 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Atticus The Man, Jessica Saunders

English Class Publications

What makes a man, a man? One could argue biology and physical appearance. One could say a certain age determines manhood, or his independence, success in the world, power or achievements. However, masculinity is not fixed, but rather fluid; it is a social construct and what it entails to achieve manhood differs according to culture (Motl). Lee comments on the roles of race and gender dynamics in the early 20th century South throughout her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. American stereotypes of masculinity include, but are not limited to: competition, power, aggression, and stoicism. Furthermore, manhood is often considered merely ...


The Making Of A Southern Man, Morgan Howard 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

The Making Of A Southern Man, Morgan Howard

English Class Publications

What exactly makes a man? Could it have anything to do with appearance, strength, or interests? Does it occur at a specific age, or does it happen differently for every boy? Each culture decides these ideas for itself, and the American south is no different. Southern ideals shape a boy’s upbringing and guide his transition to adulthood. The father-son relationship plays an especially crucial role in the development of a white southern man.1 A male’s development has to do with his father’s example—the ideals with which his father raised him. Mark Twain’s Adventures of ...


"So Long As I Can Read": Farm Women's Reading Experiences In Depression-Era South Dakota, Lisa Lindell 2016 South Dakota State University

"So Long As I Can Read": Farm Women's Reading Experiences In Depression-Era South Dakota, Lisa Lindell

Lisa R. Lindell

During the Great Depression, with conditions grim, entertainment scarce, and educational opportunities limited, many South Dakota farm women relied on reading to fill emotional, social, and informational needs. To read to any degree, these rural women had to overcome multiple obstacles. Extensive reading (whether books, farm journals, or newspapers) was limited to those who had access to publications and could make time to read. The South Dakota Free Library Commission was valuable in circulating reading materials to the state's rural population. In the 1930s the commission collaborated with the USDA's Extension Service in a popular reading project geared ...


Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2015 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle 2016 Iowa State University

Iowa Farm And Rural Life Poll: 2015 Summary Report, J. Gordon Arbuckle

Extension Community and Economic Development Publications

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farmers. The survey project collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to agricultural stakeholders across Iowa and the Midwest. The Farm Poll has been conducted every year since its establishment in 1982. It is the longestrunning survey of its kind in the nation. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Agricultural Statistics Service are partners in the Farm Poll. The information gathered through the annual survey is ...


We Learn What We Eat: Putting Local Food On The Table And In The Curriculum, Howard Sacks 2016 Kenyon College

We Learn What We Eat: Putting Local Food On The Table And In The Curriculum, Howard Sacks

Howard Sacks

No abstract provided.


Towards Sustainable Rural Japan: A Case Study On Urban-Rural Migration Motives, Lisa Kanai 2016 DePauw University

Towards Sustainable Rural Japan: A Case Study On Urban-Rural Migration Motives, Lisa Kanai

Student research

With Japan losing its overall population due to low fertility rate, rural depopulation has become a prevalent issue across the country. This thesis examines Oonan Town in Shimane Prefecture as a case study, as it is a rural town that has been successful in getting in-migrants back into the community. Through oral, biographical interviews, participants reported factors that played a significant role in the migration decision-making process. Data show that in-migrants in Oonan Town were largely affected by four factors, which are 1) family ties, 2) life course events, 3) lifestyle preferences, and 4) financial factors. The current study also ...


Rural Reality: How Reality Television Portrayals Of Appalachian People Impact Their View Of Their Culture, Ivy Jude Elise Brashear 2016 University of Kentucky

Rural Reality: How Reality Television Portrayals Of Appalachian People Impact Their View Of Their Culture, Ivy Jude Elise Brashear

Theses and Dissertations--Community and Leadership Development

Appalachian people have faced stereotyping of their culture and region in popular culture, news media, and art for generations. For more than 150 years, images of the region have been extracted by outside media makers and disseminated widely, solidifying the “hillbilly” stereotype in the national lexicon. This study focuses on such images in reality television shows about Appalachia, and seeks to determine whether or not those images, and the proliferation of them, has an impact on the ways in which Appalachian people understand and accept their own culture.


Social And Cultural Factors That Influence The Knowledge, Attitudes, And Safe Sexual Practices Of Rural Nicaraguan Teenagers, Haylie Petrick 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

Social And Cultural Factors That Influence The Knowledge, Attitudes, And Safe Sexual Practices Of Rural Nicaraguan Teenagers, Haylie Petrick

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The purpose of this honors thesis project is to characterize the sexual practices of rural Nicaraguan teenagers and the cultural and social factors that influence these practices. Previous studies have only sampled rural Nicaraguan populations on a limited basis and many of these studies were done in the 1990s and early 2000s and may not paint an accurate picture any more. In order to update this information, an anonymous survey was administered to secondary school students at two different institutions in Chacraseca, Nicaragua (n=193). The survey investigated the relationship between sexual practices and religion, “machismo” culture, media, knowledge, and ...


What Would Farmers Do? Adaptation Intentions Under A Corn Belt Climate Change Scenario, Gabrielle E. Roescha-McNally, J. Gordon Arbuckle, John Tyndall 2016 United States Department of Agriculture

What Would Farmers Do? Adaptation Intentions Under A Corn Belt Climate Change Scenario, Gabrielle E. Roescha-Mcnally, J. Gordon Arbuckle, John Tyndall

Sociology Publications

This paper examines farmer intentions to adapt to global climate change by analyzing responses to a climate change scenario presented in a survey given to large-scale farmers (n = 4778) across the US Corn Belt in 2012. Adaptive strategies are evaluated in the context of decision making and farmers’ intention to increase their use of three production practices promoted across the Corn Belt: no-till farming, cover crops, and tile drainage. This paper also provides a novel conceptual framework that bridges a typology of adaptation with concepts that help predict intentionality in behavior change models. This conceptual framework was developed to facilitate ...


The Effects Of Construal Level On Stigmatizing Attitudes Toward An Individual With Mental Illness, Jeremy Glenn Gay 2016 Georgia Southern University

The Effects Of Construal Level On Stigmatizing Attitudes Toward An Individual With Mental Illness, Jeremy Glenn Gay

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

People with mental illness often face stigmatization by society. However, little research has examined cognitive factors that may activate or dissipate stigmatizing attitudes toward those with mental illness. Construal level, or the extent that people focus on abstract generalizations versus concrete details of events, may be one such cognitive factor. Two contradictory hypotheses emerged concerning how construal may affect stigmatizing attitudes. One hypothesis suggests that abstract construals will decrease stigmatization because abstract construals tend to increase the activation of similar goals, thus leading to a similarity focus. In contrast, another hypothesis suggests that abstract construals will increase stigmatization because abstract ...


Ua1c11/89 Jim Burton Photo Collection, WKU Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c11/89 Jim Burton Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs and negatives taken by Jim Burton documenting life in western Kentucky primarily between the years 1975 and 1980. Venues include Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Madisonville, Cumberland County and Scott County.

Band Formations - Burton was hired by WKU band director to photograph half time performances. It was a freelance job paying $250 per winter semester which allowed him to pay his car insurance.

Bobby Sandige - Bobby was from Burton's hometown of Madisonville and was married in college. Besides being a full-time student, he worked full-time at an underground coal mine. Burton did a feature story on Bobby ...


Temporary Work On The Bakken Shale, Peter D. Ore 2016 po169673

Temporary Work On The Bakken Shale, Peter D. Ore

Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers

In this thesis, I explore what accounts for worker consent to precarious employment in the context of rapid industrial change in the rural United States. In recent years, domestic oil development has transformed the landscape of western North Dakota and Eastern Montana into a zone of oil production now known as “the Bakken.” The acute demand for labor brought about by this development resulted in vastly inflated wages, which in turn drew workers from around the U.S. and the world. State and private labor market intermediaries, including temporary labor agencies, formed to organize and market this labor force for ...


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