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Pruneau, Diane; Kerry, Jackie; Mallet, Marie-Andree; Freiman, Viktor; Langis, Joanne; Laroche, Anne-Marie; Evichnevetski, Evgueni; Deguire, Paul; Therrien, Jimmy; Lang, Mathieu; Barbier, Pierre-Yves – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2012
World population growth, overconsumption of resources, competition among countries and climate change are putting significant pressure on agriculture. In Canada, changes in precipitation, the appearance of new pests and poor soil quality are threatening the prosperity of small farmers. What human competencies could facilitate citizens' adaptation…
Descriptors: Climate, Adjustment (to Environment), Agricultural Occupations, Case Studies
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Danielsen, Solveig; Boa, Eric; Mafabi, Moses; Mutebi, Emmanuel; Reeder, Robert; Kabeere, Flavia; Karyeija, Robert – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2013
Purpose: This study developed a framework for quality assessment of diagnoses and advice given at plant clinics. Design/methodology/approach: Clinic registers from five plant clinics in Uganda (2006-2010) were used to develop quality assessment protocols for diagnoses and advice given by plant doctors. Assessment of quality of diagnoses was based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Plants (Botany), Agronomy
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Patton, Aaron J.; Reicher, Zachary J. – Journal of Extension, 2011
It is important that Extension education programs be directed at clientele new to the turfgrass industry. A 1-day Basic Training: Turf Management seminar was created in 2006 to provide education to those new to the turfgrass industry. The seminar covered the basics of turfgrass management including growth, physiology, fertilization, cultural…
Descriptors: Seminars, Extension Education, Industry, Agricultural Education
Murdock, Ashleigh Barbee, Ed. – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2010
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Agricultural Education, Graduation, Academic Standards
American Vocational Association, Washington, DC. Agricultural Education Div. – 1970
The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to provide teachers of vocational agriculture, agricultural supervisors, and agricultural teacher educators with information on current curriculum materials available to them. Classified according to the AGDEX filing system, the 163 references are grouped under the headings: (1) Field Crops, (2)…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Occupations, Agronomy
American Vocational Association, Washington, DC. Agricultural Education Div. – 1971
To provide teachers of vocational agriculture, agricultural supervisors, and agricultural teacher educators with information on current curriculum materials available to them, this annotated bibliography presents 207 references classified according to the AGDEX filing system. Topics are: (1) Field Crops, (2) Horticulture, (3) Forestry, (4) Animal…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Occupations, Agronomy
American Vocational Association, Washington, DC. Agricultural Education Div. – 1971
Members of the Curriculum Materials Committee collect materials available to them prior to each American Vocational Association Meeting. The resulting bibliography contains current, non-commercial materials developed by persons in vocational education in agriculture for use in that field, but of interest beyond the state in which it was developed.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Occupations, Agronomy
Waddington, Hugh; Snilstveit, Birte; Hombrados, Jorge; Vojtkova, Martina; Phillips, Daniel; Davies, Philip; White, Howard – Campbell Collaboration, 2014
Since the 1980s there has been a decline or stagnation in public expenditure on agriculture in most developing countries (Akroyd & Smith, 2007). Likewise, the proportion of official development assistance (ODA) going to agriculture is estimated to have declined from around 20 per cent in 1979 to a low of 3.7 per cent in 2006, and has remained…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Field Instruction, Adult Education, Agricultural Occupations
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Moore, Keith M. – Rural Sociology, 2008
Conventional technology transfer is based on the assumption that autonomous individuals independently make behavioral decisions. In contrast, Actor-Network Theory (ANT) suggests that people and technologies are interconnected in ways that reinforce and reproduce some types of knowledge and consequent behavioral practices, but not others. Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy, Technology Transfer, Poisoning
Mississippi State Univ., State College. Cooperative Extension Service. – 1977
This Cooperative Extension Service publication from Mississippi State University is a training guide for commercial pesticide applicators. Focusing on agricultural pest control, this publication includes a full range of topics from uses of pesticides for agricultural animal pest control to the toxicity of common pesticides to fish and bees.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Chemical Occupations, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Trends, Certification
Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Dept. of Agricultural and Industrial Education. – 1983
This core curriculum consists of materials for use in conducting a two-year secondary level agricultural education course. Addressed in the individual units of the guide are the following topics: leadership; agricultural career planning; supervised occupational experience programs (SOEPs); agricultural mechanics (shop management and safety,…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery
Goeb, Joseph Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Many goods carry health risks that have important impacts on demand and behavior. However, the risks are rarely transparent and, as a result, consumers often have incomplete knowledge of the health risks associated with many of their consumption decisions. This can lead to inefficient behavior. With that in mind, economists have studied the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poisoning, Risk, Consumer Economics
Leising, J.; Wilkins, Russell – 1981
This document contains the final report and appendixes from a project to develop resources for use by community college agricultural education instructors in better utilizing computer technology in instruction and to provide inservice workshops to make the instructors aware of available hard- and software. The four-page narrative lists objectives,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs
Wamsley, Mary Ann, Ed.; Vermeire, Donna M., Ed. – 1977
The information in this manual applies to control of aquatic pests in recreational waters, agricultural reservoirs, ornamental ponds, coastal bays, estuaries and channels, and drinking water reservoirs. Mechanical, cultural, biological, and chemical control methods are discussed. The majority of the material is devoted to weed control in static…
Descriptors: Agricultural Chemical Occupations, Agricultural Education, Environment, Guides
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Trexler, Cary J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2000
Clinical interviews with nine fifth graders revealed that experiences play a pivotal role in their understanding of pests. They lack well-developed schema and language to discuss pest management. A foundation of core biological concepts was necessary for understanding pests and pest management. (Conatains 34 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Benchmarking, Biology, Elementary Education
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