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Urban Homestead Education For Backyard Gardeners In Utah, Andree Walker Bravo Oct 2023

Urban Homestead Education For Backyard Gardeners In Utah, Andree Walker Bravo

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

The Utah State University Extension Urban Homestead Expo caters to individuals and families interested in maximizing their self-sufficiency while living in an urban setting. The Urban Homestead Expo is designed to provide content to those wanting more than basic gardening classes, but who may not identify as producers. Workshops include backyard chickens, fruit production, water-wise irrigation, beekeeping, vegetable-integrated pest management, water harvesting, and other sustainability-related topics.


Student Perceptions Of Male And Female Instructors In A Post-Secondary Welding Course, S. Kjersti R. Decker May 2023

Student Perceptions Of Male And Female Instructors In A Post-Secondary Welding Course, S. Kjersti R. Decker

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

Agricultural mechanics and welding have traditionally been perceived to be careers reserved for males, yet more females have entered professions using welding such as agricultural education. This research was developed because of the lack of gender research in welding. The purpose of this study was to examine students’ perceptions of learning from a male instructor versus a female instructor in a post-secondary welding course. We examined associations and differences between students’ preference of a male and a female welding instructor as well as individual self-efficacy and perceptions towards using welding technology. The population for this study was undergraduate students and …


Evaluating The Utah Agriculture In The Classroom Preservice Teacher Seminar, Amelia J. Miller, Zak A. Konakis, Emily Yoshikawa-Ruesch, Debra M. Spielmaker, Denise Stewardson Dec 2022

Evaluating The Utah Agriculture In The Classroom Preservice Teacher Seminar, Amelia J. Miller, Zak A. Konakis, Emily Yoshikawa-Ruesch, Debra M. Spielmaker, Denise Stewardson

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

Utah Agriculture in the Classroom hosts preservice teacher seminars in partnership with five universities across the state. From 2017-2021, approximately 600 college students participated in these seminars. The preservice seminars provided agriculture-themed lessons aligned to state educational standards for future teachers to use as they build resources for their classrooms.


Demonstration Farm Provides Educational Opportunity For Ipm, Nick Volesky, Mair Murray Dec 2022

Demonstration Farm Provides Educational Opportunity For Ipm, Nick Volesky, Mair Murray

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

The mission of USU Extension’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is to increase the use of sustainable pest management practices within urban and rural landscapes to provide economic, human, and environmental health in Utah. In the spring of 2022, the IPM program established a vegetable farm to test and demonstrate IPM practices. The farm served as an experiential learning classroom for almost 50 farmers and home gardeners.


Helping Utah Landowners Reduce Pesticide Use Through A Statewide Ipm Program, Nick Volesky, Mair Murray Jul 2022

Helping Utah Landowners Reduce Pesticide Use Through A Statewide Ipm Program, Nick Volesky, Mair Murray

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

The Utah Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program provides outreach and education to Utahns to reduce pesticide use and ultimately protect human and environmental health. In 2022, the IPM program responded to stakeholders’ needs by partnering with county Extension offices to deliver eight (8) in-person workshops across the state. The workshops connected Extension specialists and county faculty with managers of home landscapes and farms. The objective of the workshops was to provide participants with IPM skills to identify, monitor, and manage pest problems in preparation for the upcoming growing season.


Farmers Feeding Utah: Increasing Healthy Food Access And Supporting Local Agriculture, Heidi Leblanc, Casey Coombs Jun 2021

Farmers Feeding Utah: Increasing Healthy Food Access And Supporting Local Agriculture, Heidi Leblanc, Casey Coombs

Outcomes and Impact Quarterly

The need for food assistance increased by 300% among Utah families as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers and ranchers were also adversely impacted by market losses and processing shortages. In response, Farmers Feeding Utah was developed to facilitate access to fresh agricultural produce for families in need.


Socioscientific Issues In School-Based Agricultural Education: Describing And Exploring Factors Of Integration, Michelle S. Burrows May 2021

Socioscientific Issues In School-Based Agricultural Education: Describing And Exploring Factors Of Integration, Michelle S. Burrows

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

Socioscientific issues (SSI) are complex issues which are scientific in nature and have societal impacts. Many SSI have connections to agriculture and as such should be included in agricultural education curriculum. A clear understanding of what school-based agricultural education (SBAE) teachers know about SSI is needed. The purpose of this research was to explore the knowledge and integration of SSI among SBAE teachers by describing and explaining the factors that influence integration. This quantitative survey research was guided by the SSI-based instruction framework and the three-component model of agricultural education. The population for this study was all SBAE teachers in …


Intentional Mentoring Through 4-H: The Role Of 4-H In A Successful Mentoring Program Between Youth And Adults, Emily Ann Shepperd May 2017

Intentional Mentoring Through 4-H: The Role Of 4-H In A Successful Mentoring Program Between Youth And Adults, Emily Ann Shepperd

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

4-H Youth and Families with Promise (4-H YFP) is a one to one youth mentoring program that aims to help youth obtain skills that will help them to be successful. The purpose of this research was to determine if any positive outcomes were shown of youth participating in 4-H YFP. Positive outcomes were identified as peer social competence, greater ability to make positive choices, the development of effective communication skills, building connections, and contributing to the community. Results show that these outcomes positively increased among youth participants in the 4-H YFP program- but the changes were too small to be …


Culturally Responsive 4-H Youth Development In Southeast Alaska, Deb Jones, Linda Skogrand Jun 2014

Culturally Responsive 4-H Youth Development In Southeast Alaska, Deb Jones, Linda Skogrand

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No abstract provided.


Effects Of Integrating Mathematical Concepts Into An Animal Science Curriculum, Andrea Rae Clark May 2013

Effects Of Integrating Mathematical Concepts Into An Animal Science Curriculum, Andrea Rae Clark

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

Nationwide, mathematical scores have been a topic of concern among elementary and secondary educators for many years. Teaching contextualized math has been found to be effective and includes providing a direct application to real-life scenarios rather than teaching linear equations and algebraic principles outside of their application.

A study was conducted measuring the effects of integrating mathematical skills in an animal science curriculum. All students were taught a unit of instruction about animal nutrition and feeding. The control group received a typical nutrition unit and the treatment group received the same unit of instruction with the addition of mathematical skill …


Assessing The Importance Of Sequencing Laboratory Welding Practicums, Malcolm Riley Rose May 2013

Assessing The Importance Of Sequencing Laboratory Welding Practicums, Malcolm Riley Rose

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

The purpose of this study was to determine if having fewer operator-controlled variables during welding will improve secondary students' ability to meet weld quality standards for an AWS 1F test. Two different welding processes, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Shielded Metal Arc welding, were used in the research. The population of this study (N = 71), participants were randomly assigned into one of four treatment groups. The study was conducted over six class periods. Participants completed a welding pretest, taught safety procedures followed by welding instruction of both GMAW and SMAW process. Practice sessions were given for each welding …


Factors That Influence Secondary Students To Join The Collegiate Ffa, Sara Vanderbos May 2013

Factors That Influence Secondary Students To Join The Collegiate Ffa, Sara Vanderbos

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

Student involvement on college campuses is important for the professional growth, leadership development and learning of today's college student. This research sought to determine the factors that influence former high school FFA members' reasons for joining and participating in the Collegiate FFA.

The study showed that students who are involved in the National FFA at the secondary level are more likely to join Collegiate FFA while attending a university that offers the Collegiate FFA option. These students were actively engaged on campus and were interested in helping others. Collegiate FFA programs, the National FFA, and universities across the country should …


Protocol For Trichomonas Diagnosis In Cattle For Utah, Bruce King, Kerry Rood Jun 2012

Protocol For Trichomonas Diagnosis In Cattle For Utah, Bruce King, Kerry Rood

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Trichomoniasis, caused by the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus, is a serious reproductive (venereal) disease found in some Utah cattle herds. Diagnosis of trichomoniasis is made when trichomonad organisms are detected in the smegma or preputial flush samples of bulls, or the uterine/vaginal fluids of cows


Booklice And Their Relatives, Cory Stanley Jan 2012

Booklice And Their Relatives, Cory Stanley

All Current Publications

This publication includes information on booklice.


Urea: Low Cost Fertilizer, D.W. James Dec 2010

Urea: Low Cost Fertilizer, D.W. James

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This fact sheet briefly describes urea transformations and suggests how urea-N may be conserved with proper management in the field.


Calibrating And Operating Manure Spreaders, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Rich Koenig, Kerry Goodrich Dec 2010

Calibrating And Operating Manure Spreaders, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Rich Koenig, Kerry Goodrich

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This guide outlines simplified methods to calibrate manure spreaders based on determining the load and area covered by the load.


Diagnostic Testing For Nitrogen Soil Fertility, D.W. James Dec 2010

Diagnostic Testing For Nitrogen Soil Fertility, D.W. James

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This publication defines the different types of diagnostic testing for nitrogen soil fertility.


Backyard Composting In Utah, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig Dec 2010

Backyard Composting In Utah, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig

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This publication explains the benefits of composting and how to successfully start a compost in your own backyard.


Managing Sodic Soils In Utah, D.W. James Dec 2010

Managing Sodic Soils In Utah, D.W. James

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This publication discusses how to manage soil with excess sodium while it's becoming more prevalent in Utah.


Temperature Management In High Tunnels, Dan Drost, Brent Black Apr 2010

Temperature Management In High Tunnels, Dan Drost, Brent Black

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This publication provides instructions for proper temperature management in high tunnels.


Cow-Calf Production And Profitability On Irrigation Pastures Composed Of Forage Mixtures Or Monocultures During The First Year After Establishment, Dale Zobell, Don Snyder, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, Dale Meek, Kevin Jensen, A. J. Young, Thomas Griggs Mar 2010

Cow-Calf Production And Profitability On Irrigation Pastures Composed Of Forage Mixtures Or Monocultures During The First Year After Establishment, Dale Zobell, Don Snyder, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, Dale Meek, Kevin Jensen, A. J. Young, Thomas Griggs

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Utah 4-H Stadium Jumping, Rebecca Lewis, Patricia Evans Jan 2009

Utah 4-H Stadium Jumping, Rebecca Lewis, Patricia Evans

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This publication outlines details of stadium jumping courses for horses.


Giving A 4-H Foods Demonstration, Donna Carter Aug 2008

Giving A 4-H Foods Demonstration, Donna Carter

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This publication provides steps to giving an effective 4-H food demonstration.


Apples, Usda Sep 2007

Apples, Usda

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No abstract provided.


Wintering Fall-Calving Cow Pairs By Grazing Standing Corn Plants Vs. Mechanically Harvested Feeds Such As Hay Or Straw, A Comparison Of The Performance And Economics, Dale Zobell, Don Snyder, Randall Wiedmeier, Dale Meek, P. R. Schmidt, T. D. Mcniven Jan 2005

Wintering Fall-Calving Cow Pairs By Grazing Standing Corn Plants Vs. Mechanically Harvested Feeds Such As Hay Or Straw, A Comparison Of The Performance And Economics, Dale Zobell, Don Snyder, Randall Wiedmeier, Dale Meek, P. R. Schmidt, T. D. Mcniven

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No abstract provided.


A Model For Data Collection And Reporting For Cow/Calf And Feedlot Operations, Dale Zobell, Michael Coe, Brett Bowman Jan 2005

A Model For Data Collection And Reporting For Cow/Calf And Feedlot Operations, Dale Zobell, Michael Coe, Brett Bowman

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This fact sheet evaluates identification tags used at the Utah State cow/calf ranch operation, includng the identification devices, the hardware used to record individual data, and the data collection software.


Beef Quality And Yield Grading, Dale Zobell, Lyle Holmgren, Dick Whittier Jan 2005

Beef Quality And Yield Grading, Dale Zobell, Lyle Holmgren, Dick Whittier

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Bent Leg Of Rams, Clell Bagley Oct 2004

Bent Leg Of Rams, Clell Bagley

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No abstract provided.


Irrigated Alfalfa Vaariety Performance, 1999-2002; Kaysville, Utah, Michael Bouck, Ralph Whitesides, Thomas Griggs, R. F. Sessions, J. S. Murdock, D. A. Chandler Oct 2004

Irrigated Alfalfa Vaariety Performance, 1999-2002; Kaysville, Utah, Michael Bouck, Ralph Whitesides, Thomas Griggs, R. F. Sessions, J. S. Murdock, D. A. Chandler

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This report summarizes alfalfa yields from four harvest years of an irrigated trial at the Utah Agricultural Experiment station research farm at Kaysville, Cavis Co.


Alfalfa Variety Selection Guidelines, Thomas Griggs Sep 2004

Alfalfa Variety Selection Guidelines, Thomas Griggs

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This fact sheet provides guidelines for selecting the right alfalfa variety and includes preliminary site and end-use consideration, variety selection based on plant traits, and seed quality and treatment considerations.