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Editors' Preface, Gene L. Theodori, Douglas H. Constance 2010 Sam Houston State University

Editors' Preface, Gene L. Theodori, Douglas H. Constance

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

introduction to Journal of Rural Social Sciences by new editorial team


Thomas F. Pawlick, The End Of Food: How The Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply-And What You Can Do About It, Yang Zhang 2010 Michigan State University

Thomas F. Pawlick, The End Of Food: How The Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply-And What You Can Do About It, Yang Zhang

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Review of The End of Food: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply-And What You Can Do about It, by Thomas F. Pawlick


Household Food Insecurity And Depression Among Single Mothers In Rural Alabama, Andrew A. Zekeri 2010 Tuskegee University

Household Food Insecurity And Depression Among Single Mothers In Rural Alabama, Andrew A. Zekeri

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Although we live in a wealthy nation, food insecurity, whereby individuals and families have limited or uncertain access to food due to lack of financial resources, continues to affect millions of American families. The objective of this study was twofold: to determine the prevalence of food insecurity among single mothers in rural Alabama; and to determine the extent to which food insecurity is associated with depression. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 300 single mothers living in five rural counties in Alabama using the U.S. Household Food Security Survey Module and Center for Epidemiologic Study of Depression (CES-D) scale. About 36% …


Wayne Roberts, The No-Nonsense Guide To World Food, Rachel Kelly, Timothy LeDoux 2010 Michigan State University

Wayne Roberts, The No-Nonsense Guide To World Food, Rachel Kelly, Timothy Ledoux

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

Review of The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food, by Wayne Roberts


Applying Craft For Sociological Practice: Place In Odyssey, George K. Floro 2010 Sul Ross State University

Applying Craft For Sociological Practice: Place In Odyssey, George K. Floro

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

In this presentation it is assumed that craft for sociological practice, an applied side of the discipline, could be expanded if sociologists knew how to do the craft or, if they already know, want to engage in the practice. Its potential is illustrated in one sector. The selection, when associated with decisions or action, comes out of public participation in collective life, often in the framework of an entire society or some action center in it. The name often associated with it is Sociological Imagination. An associated task is to identify “contradictions” and to explore ways to resolve them as …


How Farmers Learn: Implications For Agricultural Educators, Nancy Franz, Fred Piercy, Joseph Donaldson, Robert Richard, Johnnie Westbrook 2010 Iowa State University

How Farmers Learn: Implications For Agricultural Educators, Nancy Franz, Fred Piercy, Joseph Donaldson, Robert Richard, Johnnie Westbrook

Journal of Rural Social Sciences

In this participatory action research, guided by a steering committee of farmers and agricultural educators, we examined how farmers learn and identified implications for agricultural educators. Since most educators teach the way they prefer to learn, this research could shape agricultural educators’ practice with farmers. Focus group interviews and surveys with 115 farmers and agricultural educators helped us understand how and why farmers learn and the role of agricultural educators, especially Extension educators, in farmer learning. Farmers articulated a learning process that relies mostly on first-hand experiences motivated by saving time and money, learning about cutting edge research, and engaging …


Homeless Teens And Young Adults In New Hampshire, Barbara Wauchope 2010 University of New Hampshire

Homeless Teens And Young Adults In New Hampshire, Barbara Wauchope

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

More than 1,000 adolescents and young adults in New Hampshire are homeless, and their numbers are growing. The brief, co-published with the Children's Alliance of New Hampshire, provides an estimate of homeless youth in New Hampshire calculated from and state data and describes the needs of homeless youth based on interviews and a survey of providers of homeless services in the state.


Participatory Rural Appraisal, Ganesh Chandra 2010 ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, (ICAR) Barrackpore, India

Participatory Rural Appraisal, Ganesh Chandra

Ganesh Chandra

Participation, empowerment and inclusion have become the new development buzzword. There has been a range of interpretations of the meaning of participation in development. Participatory development starts from the premise that it is important to identify and build upon strengths already present in communities. Perhaps the most widespread appearance of participation in mainstream development has been seen in the form of participatory methodologies of research, intended to gather a wide range of information from local people at their livelihoods, needs, and strengths, at the same time as 'empowering' them through a process of collaborative analysis and learning. PRA is a …


Dissemination Of Communication And Information In Inland Fisheries, Ganesh Chandra 2010 ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, (ICAR) Barrackpore, India

Dissemination Of Communication And Information In Inland Fisheries, Ganesh Chandra

Ganesh Chandra

Flow of communication and information from the research station to the end user is sine qua non for the sustainable production as well as productivity enhancement in inland fisheries and the development of fishers as a whole. The resource poor who are often more in need than others of information on sustainable and low external input technologies is least likely to gain access to the information required. This has been seen particularly in the fisheries sector where the channels of information accessible to the resource poor delivered information on new practices and recommendations as well as the new culture technologies, …


Safe Medicine Disposal For Me A Handbook And Summary Report, Lenard W. Kaye, Jennifer Crittenden, Stevan Gressitt 2010 University of Maine

Safe Medicine Disposal For Me A Handbook And Summary Report, Lenard W. Kaye, Jennifer Crittenden, Stevan Gressitt

Maine Center on Aging Service and Consultation

The Safe Medicine Disposal for ME (SMDME) program is a statewide model for the disposal of unused household medications using a mail-back return envelope system. Established through state legislation and implemented in 2007 with a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Program’s Aging Initiative, the program is authorized to handle both controlled and non-controlled medications This handbook describes the program components, as well as the outcomes and lessons learned from Phases I & II of the program. The handbook is designed as a guide to organizations that are implementing similar programs in other states. Maine, which has a combination of …


Rural Life Census Data Center Newsletter: Prenatal Care, Smoking During Pregnancy, And Birth Outcomes In South Dakota, Saileza Khatiwada, Jake Cummings, Diane Kayongo-Male 2010 South Dakota State University

Rural Life Census Data Center Newsletter: Prenatal Care, Smoking During Pregnancy, And Birth Outcomes In South Dakota, Saileza Khatiwada, Jake Cummings, Diane Kayongo-Male

Census Data Center Newsletter: 2007-2010

The birth of a baby can be a momentous occasion, but when an infant is born prematurely and/or with low birth weight, it can place a considerable amount of financial and emotional strain on families. In addition, poor birth outcomes such as low birth weight and preterm births put financial pressure on state and federal budgets. More specifically, Cassandra O’Neill (2004) reports that Medicaid covers “40 percent of the four million annual births” nationwide. O’Neill adds that Medicaid “pays for 50 percent of hospital stays for premature and low birth weight infants.”
There are a number of maternal characteristics that …


Developing Rural Relatives As Parents Programming: Promising Practices A Collection Of Practice Wisdom From Across Rural America, Lenard W. Kaye, Jennifer Crittenden, Melisa Adle 2010 University of Maine

Developing Rural Relatives As Parents Programming: Promising Practices A Collection Of Practice Wisdom From Across Rural America, Lenard W. Kaye, Jennifer Crittenden, Melisa Adle

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

This manual is designed to provide both new and established Relatives as Parents Programs (RAPPs) with ideas on how to best serve rural grandfamilies. Much of the information contained in this manual is the result of a year-long research effort conducted by the University of Maine Center on Aging with funding from the Brookdale Foundation. Details on the sources of information tapped for this manual are outlined below. An online survey was administered to practitioners and professionals currently working with relative caregivers to learn more about the practical strategies and approaches used in developing and carrying out RAPP programming in …


Help In A Haystack: Youth Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services In The North Country, Meghan L. Mills 2010 University of New Hampshire

Help In A Haystack: Youth Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services In The North Country, Meghan L. Mills

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

A new brief from Nordblom Fellow Meghan Mills at the Carsey Institute finds that youth in New Hampshire's North Country have challenges in accessing support for substance abuse and mental health issues. Mills also finds that the providers face unique challenges, from getting referrals to hiring professionals, all while working without a functional network.


Race, Class, And Community In A Southern Forest-Dependent Region, Chris R. Colocousis, Luke T. Rogers 2010 University of New Hampshire

Race, Class, And Community In A Southern Forest-Dependent Region, Chris R. Colocousis, Luke T. Rogers

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

Based on a Community and Environment in Rural America survey, this brief looks at four counties in Alabama. It finds blacks and whites have different outcomes in the community, despite expectations of regional stability and greater equality. Though they reported similar rates of social mobility, African Americans in the "Black Belt" of Alabama are disproportionately poorer and employed in lower-skill jobs than whites.


What's For Dinner? Finding And Affording Healthy Foods In New Hampshire Communities, Nena F. Stracuzzi, Sally Ward 2010 University of New Hampshire

What's For Dinner? Finding And Affording Healthy Foods In New Hampshire Communities, Nena F. Stracuzzi, Sally Ward

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

Access to healthy food is becoming increasingly difficult for some households in the Granite State, as grocery stores relocate or consolidate, leaving some residents to depend on convenience stores for basic groceries. This brief looks at recent data on food deserts in New Hampshire.


Challenges In Serving Rural American Children Through The Summer Food Service Program, Barbara Wauchope, Nena F. Stracuzzi 2010 University of New Hampshire

Challenges In Serving Rural American Children Through The Summer Food Service Program, Barbara Wauchope, Nena F. Stracuzzi

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

When the school year ends, many low-income children rely on the USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to supplement their diet. But less than one-third of SFSP sites are located in rural communities and rural children participate at a lower rate than those in more urban areas.


Too Much Free Time: Coos County Youth Who Are Least Involved In Out-Of-School Activities Are Most Likely To Use Drugs And Alcohol, Erin H. Sharp 2010 University of New Hampshire

Too Much Free Time: Coos County Youth Who Are Least Involved In Out-Of-School Activities Are Most Likely To Use Drugs And Alcohol, Erin H. Sharp

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

Carsey Institute researchers are seeing links between the self-reported substance use and involvement in out-of-school activities. As part of a ten-year tracking survey of high school students in Coos County, New Hampshire, this brief finds that those most involved with constructive activities report the least amount of substance abuse.


Indicators Of New Hampshire Youth Well-Being , Barbara Wauchope 2010 University of New Hampshire

Indicators Of New Hampshire Youth Well-Being , Barbara Wauchope

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

According to a new study, New Hampshire youth, ages 13 to 24, are more likely to complete school, be employed, and have lower obesity rates than their peers nationwide but fare worse in measures of alcohol and substance abuse. This brief, a co-publication with the Children's Alliance of New Hampshire, provides an overview of youth well-being in New Hampshire calculated from and state data and compares Granite State youth with peers across the country.


Youth Opinions Matter: Retaining Human Capital In Coos County, Cesar J. Rebellon, Nena F. Stracuzzi, Melissa Burbank 2010 University of New Hampshire

Youth Opinions Matter: Retaining Human Capital In Coos County, Cesar J. Rebellon, Nena F. Stracuzzi, Melissa Burbank

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

As Coos County youth age, their attachment to their communities may deteriorate. This brief presents new data from the Coos Youth Study. This research indicates efforts to keep young people in Coos may benefit from efforts to show students that their views matter to adults in their communities.


Working Parents And Workplace Flexibility In New Hampshire, Kristin Smith, Malcolm Smith 2010 University of New Hampshire

Working Parents And Workplace Flexibility In New Hampshire, Kristin Smith, Malcolm Smith

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

This report, a joint effort between the Carsey Institute, UNH Cooperative Extension, and New Hampshire Employment Security, looks at working parents and their job flexibility and the importance it has for families trying to achieve a work-life balance.


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