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  • The Iowa State Fairby Kurt Ullrich

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.25

    Every year in early August, a breeze borne by silent messengers from another time blows through Iowa. It carries a whiff of something wonderful, something far off and a bit unclear, yet oddly familiar. It's a reminder that an extraordinary annual event is about to take place, just as it has for more than 150 years: the Iowa State Fair. In 2013, Kurt... more...

  • Resource Allocation in Agricultural Researchby Walter L. Fishel

    University of Minnesota Press 1971; US$ 75.00 US$ 63.75

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  • Agricultural Research Policyby Vernon W. Ruttan

    University of Minnesota Press 1982; US$ 72.00 US$ 61.20

    Agricultural Research Policy was first published in 1982. The ability to develop and manage an agricultural technology appropriate to a nation's physical and cultural endowments is the single most important variable in achieving an increase in productivity. In this book on issues of agricultural research policy, Vernon W. Ruttan, a former economist... more...

  • Challenges for Agricultural Researchby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 123.00

    As the world has changed during the past 50 years, so has agriculture. And so has agricultural research, which continues to confront new challenges, from food security to ecological concerns to land use issues. Indeed, as Guy Paillotin, the former president of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) has noted, agricultural research... more...

  • Improving Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systemsby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2012; US$ 168.00

    This conference proceedings from the OECD Conference on Agricultural Knowledge Systems (AKS), held in Paris, on 15-17 June 2011, discusses a large range of experiences and approaches to AKS  explores how to foster development and adoption of innovation to meet global food security and climate change challenges. The conference considered developments... more...

  • Trees & Forests, A Colour Guideby Bryan G. Bowes

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 109.95

    Trees are one of the dominant features of our existence on earth and play a fundamental role in the environment. This book gives the reader an overview and understanding of trees. Subject areas covered include ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology, silviculture, propagation, and surgery. The different chapters cover trees... more...

  • Raiseby Kiera Butler

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    When city-dwelling journalist Kiera Butler visits a county fair for the first time, she is captivated by the white-uniformed members of the 4-H club and their perfectly groomed animals. She sets off on a search for a "real" 4-H’er, a hypothetical wholesome youth whom she imagines wearing cowboy boots and living on a ranch. Along the way, she meets... more...

  • Carnival in the Countrysideby Chris Rasmussen

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 27.50 US$ 23.38

    More than a century and a half after its founding, the Iowa State Fair is the state’s central institution, event, and symbol. New Jersey has the Shore; Kentucky has the Derby; Iowa has the Fair. The humble Iowa State Fairground ranks alongside the Great Pyramids at Giza and the Taj Mahal in the best-selling travel guide 1,000 Places to See Before... more...

  • Agricultural Research Policy in an Era of Privatizationby D. Byerlee; R.G. Echeverria

    CABI 2002; US$ 160.00

    Late 20th century decades witnessed a dramatic shift from public to private sector funding and execution of agricultural research in many developed countries. This book assesses the implications of these changes and discusses the nature of public-private research partnership. more...

  • Agricultural Research Managementby G. Loebenstein; G. Thottappilly

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 271.88

    Agricultural research is one of the most widespread forms of organized research in the world, in both developed and developing countries. Management of agricultural research involves many decisions that have scientific, social and political consequences. Every country has established agricultural research priorities based on many complex factors that... more...