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1. Are agricultural experiment station faculty salaries competitively or monopsonistically determined?

Data on base salaries for 1995 for 123 faculty with research appointments in both the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and academic departments at Utah State University are used to examine the determinants of agricultural experiment station faculty salaries. It is found that productivity pays...

Author(s) : Barrett, C. B.; Bailey, D.

Journal article : Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 1999 Vol.28 No.1 pp.1-10 ref.18

3. Future directions for the Northland Cooperative Dairy Company: the big picture view of the present position of Northland Dairy and prospects for the future.

This paper gives an overview of the Northland Dairy Company, including the current and future operating environments of both the company and its farmer owners.

Author(s) : Gent, G.

Conference paper; Journal article : Dairyfarming Annual (Palmerston North) 1999 Vol.51 pp.5-8

4. Learning the concept of biological regulation in agronomy.

A didactic study, carried out within the French agricultural training system, has allowed the learning phenomena connected with the concept of biological regulation in agronomy to be analysed, and highlights the conditions that are conducive to the integrating nature of this concept in the...

Author(s) : Prévost, P.

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension 1999 Vol.5 No.4 pp.239-253 ref.15

5. Assessing the teaching of landscape management skills and knowledge in the Austrian agricultural education system.

This study examines the extent to which relevant landscape management skills and knowledge are transferred to would-be farmers (if at all) within the Austrian agricultural school system (vocational schools and academies providing university entrance qualifications). The term 'landscape' is used in...

Author(s) : Penker, M.

Journal article : Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension 1999 Vol.5 No.4 pp.255-262 ref.6

6. Liquid fertilizer only for contract work, but the market is small.

Costs are compared for the application of 300 kg N on 30 ha grasslands, using liquid N fertilizer (Urean) and granular fertilizer (KAS [calcium ammonium nitrate]). Urean costs less than KAS (Dfl 0.65/kg N compared to Dfl 0.90/kg N), but storage costs for liquid fertilizers are higher. Total annual...

Foreign Title :Vloeibare kunstmest alleen voor loonwerk, maar moeilijke markt.

Author(s) : Bosma, A. H.; Bussink, D. W.

Journal article : Landbouwmechanisatie 1999 Vol.50 No.9 pp.40-41

7. Back to school.

A brief review is presented of the Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) and their development of an agricultural school system which emphasizes quality not quantity. Initial participation in the school is on the basis of a farming background, and have access to, or own, a few hectares of arable land and...

Author(s) : Lundborg, G.

Journal article : African Farming and Food Processing 1999 No.No. 18 pp.20-21

9. Teaching international animal agriculture.

This article reports on experiences gained during 15 years in developing and teaching a course in international animal agriculture to students at Alabama A&M University and Texas A&M University, USA.

Author(s) : Lukefahr, S. D.

Journal article : Journal of Animal Science 1999 Vol.77 No.11 pp.3106-3113 ref.16

10. A degree in animal production science: between agricultural and veterinary science.

Foreign Title :Laurea in scienze della produzione animale: tra cultura agraria e veterinaria.

Author(s) : Polidori, F.

Journal article : Informatore Agrario 1995 Vol.51 No.33 pp.78-80

12. Experiences and lessons learned in an international agribusiness internship project.

During 1994, 1995, and 1996, 13 New Mexico State University students participated in an international agribusiness internship project that was funded by a US Department of Agriculture Higher Education Challenge Grant. This article provides a description of the project, a summary of the project, and ...

Author(s) : Skaggs, R.

Journal article : Agribusiness (New York) 1998 Vol.14 No.4 pp.331-336 ref.6

13. Meat quality research-progress from the cattle and beef CRC.

The Combined Research Centre for the Cattle and Sheep Industry was formed in July 1993 to carry out research on meat quality with a view to improving the domestic and international competitiveness of the Australian beef industry. This paper lists the activities of the Centre in respect of research...

Author(s) : Bindon, B. M.

Publisher : Library, NSW Agriculture, Orange, Australia

Conference paper : Beef-the path forward, NSW Agriculture Beef Products Conference, Armidale, Australia, November 1998. 1998 pp.97-107

14. The motives for profession choice by farm successors - a pilot study.

Individual profession choice is influenced by different groups and institutions. This study indicates that particularly parents, peer-group friends and acquaintances influence farm successors' decisions on whether to start vocational training as a farmer in Germany. Furthermore there is a wide...

Foreign Title :Bestimmungsgründe für die Berufswahl von Hofnachfolgern - eine Pilotstudie.

Author(s) : Koch-Achelpöhler, V.

Journal article : Berichte über Landwirtschaft 1998 Vol.76 No.2 pp.292-308 ref.21

15. Australian farmers: age and education.

The paper explores the myth of an ageing and poorly qualified farm workforce in Australia. Differences between data sources and the difficulties involved in defining who is a farmer (e.g. full time/part time) are highlighted. It is stressed that farming should not be viewed as a dying profession....

Author(s) : Archer, A. C.; Catt, C. B. J.

Journal article : Agricultural Science 1998 Vol.11 No.1 pp.28-30 ref.2

16. Experiential learning in the animal sciences: effect of 13 years of a beef cattle management practicum.

As the source of students shifts from rural to urban and suburban communities, students entering agricultural programs have less practical livestock experience. The career goals indicated by most of these students require knowledge of and experience with practical applications of their course work. ...

Author(s) : Marshall, T. T.; Hoover, T. S.; Reiling, B. A.; Downs, K. M.

Journal article : Journal of Animal Science 1998 Vol.76 No.11 pp.2947-2952 ref.18

17. What makes a successful farmer.

Author(s) : Garden, E. R. H.

Conference paper; Journal article : Publication - Veterinary Continuing Education, Massey University 1998 No.No. 180 pp.97-99

18. What makes a successful farmer/advisor?

Author(s) : Green, R.

Conference paper; Journal article : Publication - Veterinary Continuing Education, Massey University 1998 No.No. 180 pp.101-104

20. A study of suicide in farmers in England and Wales.

The proportional mortality ratio for suicide is higher in farmers than in the general population. The reasons for this are likely to be complex, but may include easy availability of firearms, stress related to work, financial difficulties, and family problems. A psychological autopsy study of...

Author(s) : Malmberg, A.; Hawton, K.; Simkin, S.

Journal article : Journal of Psychosomatic Research 1997 Vol.43 No.1 pp.107-111 ref.16

22. Rinsing practices of Australian farmers: the characteristics of farmers who do not rinse chemical residues from empty containers.

In a questionnaire survey of 4000 farmers in Australia mailed in early 1994, usable responses were obtained from 2489. A total of 9.6% (n = 238) farmers never rinsed chemical containers after they had been emptied. Farmers were more likely not to rinse if they: had no organizational network; had no ...

Author(s) : Turrell, G.; McGuffog, I.

Journal article : Journal of Environmental Management 1997 Vol.50 No.2 pp.129-146 ref.27

23. Cotton Yearbook 1997.

The yearbook overviews the 1996-97 cotton season and looks to the future of the cotton industry in Australia, discusses current research and extension activities, and developments in processing and marketing. There were a number of changes in cotton industry organizations during the year: the...

Publisher : Australian Cottongrower, Toowoomba, Australia

Miscellaneous : Cotton Yearbook 1997. 1997 Vol.18 pp.200 pp.

24. Attracting the shining stars to agriculture.

The paper discusses whether the Australian agricultural sector is attracting the brightest students. Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) scores for entry to Australian agricultural and environmental courses in 1997 indicate that agricultural education does not attract the brightest students. The...

Author(s) : Falvey, L.

Journal article : Agricultural Science 1997 Vol.10 No.4 pp.20-23 ref.19

25. A skilled young workforce - a key factor.

The article discusses the situation of farm entrants in Irish Republic dairy farming, covering training, the age profile of farmers, access to farming, the future for young dairy farmers, and comparisons with the situation in New Zealand. It is considered that despite the fact that young entrant to ...

Author(s) : Myles, L.

Journal article : Irish Grassland and Animal Production Association Journal 1997 Vol.31 pp.58-64