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How Do The At-Risk Rules Apply To A Farm Business?, JC Hobbs 2016 Oklahoma State University

How Do The At-Risk Rules Apply To A Farm Business?, Jc Hobbs

Rural Tax Education

The majority of farm businesses will not be subject to the at-risk rules. However, when a business is subject to these rules, the deduction of losses will be limited to the amount that the producer has at risk. The amount at risk is the amount the taxpayer could actually lose from the activity. If the at-risk limitation rules do not apply, other rules such as the passive loss rules or the hobby loss rules could still limit loss deductions. The purpose of this article is to explain the at-risk limitations as they apply to both farm and non-farm business activities ...


Involuntary Conversion Of Business Assets, Guido van der Hoeven 2016 North Carolina State University

Involuntary Conversion Of Business Assets, Guido Van Der Hoeven

Rural Tax Education

During the course of operating a farm or ranch, operators will get rid of, lose, or dispose of property used in the business in a variety of ways. Sometimes events beyond the control of the business result in disposition of property. The purpose of this discussion is to illustrate correct income tax reporting when business properties are disposed of due to an involuntary conversion or casualty that may occur suddenly and is beyond management’s control.

This discussion will focus on the involuntary conversion of tangible personal property (i.e., equipment and vehicles), which may be the result of a ...


Socio-Economic Inequalities, Academic Failure, And Institutional Interventions: What Cuny Is Doing To Help Its High Risk Populations, Cynthia Constant 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Socio-Economic Inequalities, Academic Failure, And Institutional Interventions: What Cuny Is Doing To Help Its High Risk Populations, Cynthia Constant

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

There is a lack of adequate research of the City University of New York’s (CUNY) school-based programs and services that are designed to aid and empower students in achieving academic success. These programs serve an urban based student population. A substantial number of these students are of low income and from historically underrepresented cultural and ethnic backgrounds. A significant portion of these students also attend a community college like Kingsborough Community College (KBCC) in the CUNY system. For most of this student population academic success is not easily obtained. This study examines the rationale behind student failure, as well ...


Promoting Nutrition And Wellness Statewide Through An Electronic Newsletter, Morgan Bahl, Sarah L. Francis 2016 Iowa State University

Promoting Nutrition And Wellness Statewide Through An Electronic Newsletter, Morgan Bahl, Sarah L. Francis

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

The Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter was designed as an electronic newsletter intended to provide research-based nutrition and wellness information to Iowans. An evaluation was conducted to assess to what extent the newsletter is being used by its readership and whether readers are making lifestyle changes as a result. Those who completed the online survey (n = 154) report making lifestyle changes and finding the information to be current, understandable, and relevant to their lives. These results indicate that the use of indirect nutrition and wellness educational materials (i.e., a newsletter) is effective in promoting research-based information that results in ...


The Extension Storyteller: Using Stories To Enhance Meaning And Catalyze Change, Nancy Franz 2016 Iowa State University

The Extension Storyteller: Using Stories To Enhance Meaning And Catalyze Change, Nancy Franz

Education Publications

Many cultures share and pass on norms through storytelling. Extension as a culture also creates and shares stories to pass on history, provide information about Extension work and experiences, and develop the organization. However, Extension as a culture less frequently uses storytelling to enhance meaning and catalyze related change. This article provides a brief review of relevant literature on types of stories, purposes of storytelling, and effective storytelling techniques and describes qualities of successful stories. This information provides a basis for best practices that Extension professionals can apply when using storytelling to enhance meaning and catalyze change.


Sustainability Science Graduate Students As Boundary Spanners, Soencer Meyer, Vanessa Levesque, Karen H. Bieluch, Michelle Johnson, Bridie McGreavy, Stacia J. Dreyer, Hollie Smith 2016 University of Maine

Sustainability Science Graduate Students As Boundary Spanners, Soencer Meyer, Vanessa Levesque, Karen H. Bieluch, Michelle Johnson, Bridie Mcgreavy, Stacia J. Dreyer, Hollie Smith

Publications

Graduate training in sustainability science (SS) focuses on interdisciplinary research, stakeholder-researcher partnerships, and creating solutions from knowledge. But becoming a sustainability scientist also requires specialized training that addresses the complex boundaries implicit in sustainability science approaches to solving social-ecological system challenges. Using boundary spanning as a framework, we use a case study of the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) at the University of Maine to explicate key elements for graduate education training in SS. We used a mixed-methods approach, including a quantitative survey and autoethnographic reflection, to analyze our experiences as SSI doctoral students. Through this research, we identified four essential ...


Delphi Survey Of Needs For On-Farm Research: Forecasting Changes In A Farm Organization, Elena Yu. Polush, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Derrick N. Exner, Robert Karp 2016 Ball State University

Delphi Survey Of Needs For On-Farm Research: Forecasting Changes In A Farm Organization, Elena Yu. Polush, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Derrick N. Exner, Robert Karp

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The forecasting abilities of Delphi technique worked well when a farmer organization wanted to predict on-farm research topics for its farmer membership. This article provides evidence—after 10 years—that Delphi successfully predicted ideas for research that lasted long into the future, including a compelling unanticipated result that changed the face of the organization. Would you want to use a research tool that was this powerful in organizational settings? This article contains details about setting up, conducting, and interpreting the Delphi.


University Expectations And Preparations At The Upper-Secondary School Level: A Case Study At The Experimental High School Of Hanoi And Hanoi University, Charlotte Andrews 2016 SIT Graduate Institute - Study Abroad

University Expectations And Preparations At The Upper-Secondary School Level: A Case Study At The Experimental High School Of Hanoi And Hanoi University, Charlotte Andrews

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The Vietnamese education system has shifted drastically in recent history. From the influence of the French colonial period, to Ho Chi Minh’s literacy campaigns, to recent changes in the higher education system, Vietnam’s development has largely impacted students and educators. Even as the education system begins to modernize, many of the original Confucian values still dominate the field. With this dynamic in mind, this project aims to discover students’ expectations and preparations for university. By conducting a case study at the Experimental High School of Hanoi, I was able to hold class discussions about university plans with nearly ...


Promoting Food Safety Awareness For Older Adults By Using Online Education Modules, Amber Roy, Sarah L. Francis, Angela Shaw, Lakshman Rajagopal 2016 Iowa State University

Promoting Food Safety Awareness For Older Adults By Using Online Education Modules, Amber Roy, Sarah L. Francis, Angela Shaw, Lakshman Rajagopal

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

Older adults are susceptible to and at greater risk for food-borne illness in comparison to those in other adult age groups. Online education is an underused method for the delivery of food safety information to this population. Three online mini-modules, based on social marketing theory (SMT), were created for and pilot-tested with older adults. These mini-modules were effective in promoting familiarity with food safety behaviors and were well-received, supporting the development of future SMT-based online education for this target audience.


Food Safety Education For Students And Workers In School Gardens And University Farms, John Dzubak, Angela Shaw, Catherine Strohbehn, Linda Naeve 2016 Iowa State University

Food Safety Education For Students And Workers In School Gardens And University Farms, John Dzubak, Angela Shaw, Catherine Strohbehn, Linda Naeve

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

The number of school gardens and university farms is increasing in the United States. Produce grown in these venues is often sampled in the classroom or incorporated into the food chain. Food safety education for students and workers is needed to ensure that produce is safe. Two 1-hr food safety curricula were developed to inform K–12 students and university farm researchers and workers about good agricultural practices. The validated curricula include four or five short video modules, activities, instructor/facilitator lesson plans, knowledge assessment quizzes, and instructor manuals. Piloting results indicated that participants increased food safety knowledge after viewing ...


Commuting Versus Resident Students: Differences In Irish Student Engagement, Social And Living Conditions Based On Place Of Residence, Brian Gormley 2016 Technological University Dublin

Commuting Versus Resident Students: Differences In Irish Student Engagement, Social And Living Conditions Based On Place Of Residence, Brian Gormley

Other Resources

This is the first study into resident students and commuter students in Ireland and was carried out to facilitate a more informed and targeted approach to supporting specific student groups. The research is based on secondary data analysis of three national Eurostudent surveys undertaken in 2006, 2009 and 2013. Four different student cohorts were studied to examine differences in their living and social conditions and their levels of student engagement. The cohorts were: resident students; those living with their parents; renters; and home-owners. Much of the previous research into student residential arrangements has taken place in the US, and this ...


Measuring Public Agricultural Research And Extension And Estimating Their Impacts On Agricultural Productivity: New Insights From Us Evidence, Yu Jin, Wallace E. Huffman 2016 Iowa State University

Measuring Public Agricultural Research And Extension And Estimating Their Impacts On Agricultural Productivity: New Insights From Us Evidence, Yu Jin, Wallace E. Huffman

Agricultural Policy Review

In order to feed the growing population of the world, expected to reach 9.6 billion people—a 29 percent increase over 2013—by 2050 without causing immense environmental damage and hunger, society must increase agricultural productivity. Investing further in public agricultural research and extension will help alleviate this problem. Developed countries, like the United States, have been a leader in this area for most of the twentieth century. For example, US public agricultural research grew rapidly from 1960–1980, but slowed considerably from 1980–1995, showed negative growth from 1995–1998, then flattened by 2010.


Development Of Transformational Strategies Of Smallholders Based On Indigenous Knowledge, Mark E. Westgate, Lorna Michael Butler, Robert E. Mazur, Andrew W. Lenssen 2016 Iowa State University

Development Of Transformational Strategies Of Smallholders Based On Indigenous Knowledge, Mark E. Westgate, Lorna Michael Butler, Robert E. Mazur, Andrew W. Lenssen

Agronomy Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This presentation will outline a few of the key lessons learned during the first 12 years of extension programs implemented by the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (now the Iowa State University – Uganda Program, a Ugandan NGO). These lessons and recommendations are described in greater detail in “Tapping Philanthropy for Development”, L.M Butler and D. E McMillan (eds), Kumarian Press 2015.

Adhere to the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach.The CSRL initiative was developed to identify ways to improve the livelihoods of small landholder famers in rural communities of a developing country. Uganda was chosen because the vast majority of the ...


University Of Nebraska- Lincoln: Fact 2015-2016, 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

University Of Nebraska- Lincoln: Fact 2015-2016

Papers, Publications, & Presentations for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Administration

Table of Contents

Front Cover.................................................................. 1

Introduction.......................................................................... 2

Table of Contents ....................................................... 3

General Information

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Core Values (LEADERS) ................................... 6

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mission ............................................................. 7

The Missions of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ........................................... 7

Teaching......................................................................................................... 8

Research................................................................................................... 8

Service....................................................................................................... 9

Institutional and Professional Accreditations .................................................... 10

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Administrative Organization Chart .................. 14

Student Credit Hours (SCH)

Total SCH: Fall Semester Since 1979 ................................................................ 15

Total SCH: Spring Semester Since 1993 .......................................................... 16

SCH by College and Course Level, Fall and Spring Semester, 5 Year Trend ..... 17

SCH by College and Course Level, Fall Semester, 5 Year Trend ..................... 18

SCH by College and ...


The Crucial Impacts Of College Campus Visits, Jennifer Moore 2016 Stephen F Austin State University

The Crucial Impacts Of College Campus Visits, Jennifer Moore

School of Human Sciences Research Showcase

When a prospective student begins visiting college campuses to start narrowing down their future plans, it can be quite a challenge for schools to make the biggest impact. People are constantly researching what stands out and has the biggest influence on enrollment. The purpose of this study was to determine which of the campus visit options had the biggest influence on the students’ decision to attend SFASU. The 3 options were Showcase Saturday, Regular Campus tours or both. Majority attended Showcase Saturday followed by regular campus tours and the rest attended both.


Hosting An International Exchange Youth: The Influence On The Family, Mark Mains 2016 University of Kentucky

Hosting An International Exchange Youth: The Influence On The Family, Mark Mains

Theses and Dissertations--Family Sciences

This study explores how hosting an international exchange youth influences families. Participants in the study took part in a four-week summer exchange by hosting a middle school aged Japanese youth through the Kentucky 4-H/Labo program. Labo is a Japanese club program that encourages youth to learn about American culture through international travel. As society becomes more globalized, the skills and abilities associated with international travel are increasingly important (Anderson, Lawton, Rexeisen & Hubbard, 2006). Hosting international youth through exchange programs is one method of developing these skills and abilities. This qualitative study uses thematic analysis to analyze three primary data ...


Rn-Bsn Program: On-Demand, Online, Competency-Based Modules, LaDonna Michelle McClave 2015 Morehead State University

Rn-Bsn Program: On-Demand, Online, Competency-Based Modules, Ladonna Michelle Mcclave

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A capstone submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in the College of Education at Morehead State University by Ladonna Michelle McClave on December 10, 2015.


Assessment Of Certified Crop Adviser Experience With And Knowledge Of Early And Mid-Season Soybean Diseases Caused By Oomycetes: 2015, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Nick Kalaitzandonakes, James Kaufman, Alison Robertson 2015 Iowa State University

Assessment Of Certified Crop Adviser Experience With And Knowledge Of Early And Mid-Season Soybean Diseases Caused By Oomycetes: 2015, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Nick Kalaitzandonakes, James Kaufman, Alison Robertson

Sociology Technical Reports

This report presents the results of a web-based survey of certified crop advisers (CCAs) conducted as part of the Integrated Management of Oomycete Diseases of Soybean and other Crop Plants Project funded by USDA-NIFA. The survey is part of a project-long effort to engage members of the Certified Crop Adviser program of the American Society of Agronomy and other crop advisers in educational and extension activities to improve their ability to accurately diagnose and manage soybean seedling and root diseases, particularly those caused by oomycetes. The report consists of three sections. This first section describes the survey’s objectives and ...


Systematic Approach To Food Safety Education On The Farm, Angela Shaw, Catherine Strohbehn, Linda Naeve 2015 Iowa State University

Systematic Approach To Food Safety Education On The Farm, Angela Shaw, Catherine Strohbehn, Linda Naeve

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

Food safety education from farm to end user is essential in the mitigation of food safety concerns associated with fresh produce. Iowa State University developed a multi-disciplinary three-level sequential program ("Know," "Show," "Go") to provide a holistic approach to food safety education. This program provides knowledge on GAP (Know); guides development and documentation of food safety practices (Show); and aids in grower's readiness for third party auditing (Go). Evaluations suggest this program is effective in changing long term food safety knowledge, attitude, and behaviors. The multi-disciplinary sequential approach can be used by other Extension programs to reach.


Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila 2015 Iowa State University

Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila

Honors Projects and Posters

"This exploratory project is undertaken in relation to President Leath’s ISU 4U Promise, a new university-school partnership intended to promote college access for youth historically excluded from higher education. It uses the idea of scholarly engagement, which emphasizes moving theory to practice in collaboration with the communities who have potential to benefit. My work in this project allowed me time in classrooms of the ISU 4U Promise partnering elementary schools, King and Moulton. Drawing on research about engagement and academic success among English Language Learners (ELLs) and working with teachers, I experimented with identified strategies. Over a semester, I ...


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