Agricultural Research Bulletins, Nos. 175–184, 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, 2016 email@example.com
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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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, 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
No abstract provided.
Atticus The Man, 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, 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, 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, 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, 2016 Kenyon College
We Learn What We Eat: Putting Local Food On The Table And In The Curriculum, Howard Sacks
No abstract provided.
Towards Sustainable Rural Japan: A Case Study On Urban-Rural Migration Motives, 2016 DePauw University
Towards Sustainable Rural Japan: A Case Study On Urban-Rural Migration Motives, Lisa Kanai
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, 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, 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, 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
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, 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, 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, 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 ...