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Agriculture on the Internet


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This is a presentation I did in 2000 at the annual SUNYLA Conference. The information is dated.

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Agriculture on the Internet

  1. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>June 23, 2000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUNYLA Annual Conference </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bill Drew, Associate Librarian, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUNY Morrisville College Library </li></ul></ul></ul>Harvesting the Web: Agriculture and the World Wide Web
  2. 3. <ul><li>Finding Tools : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Databases, Directories, Libraries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Agencies : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal, State, Local </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Major Commodities : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apples, Dairy, Grapes </li></ul></ul></ul>T
  3. 4. Agriculture Trivia -- Coomunications Technology Use by Farmers
  4. 5. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries AgDB: &quot; AgDB is a database directory of quality agriculture-related databases, datasets, and information systems. It describes and links to more than 1,000 information resources. Carefully crafted resource descriptions guide users directly to relevant, quality information resources ranging from 'technical' to 'practical.' Its uncomplicated user-interface makes it suitable for Internet-novice and -veteran, alike. ”
  5. 6. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries Mining Company -- Agriculture: &quot;Since agriculture and its related industries employ one-fifth of US citizens, and all of us have to eat, agriculture is an important and vital subject. On this site, we explore a wide range of issues and subjects: agricultural economics, sustainability, forestry, technology and agriculture, trends in management, scientific discoveries.&quot; T
  6. 7. Agriculture Trivia What is New York’s Rank in the Nation’s Agriculture by product? Apples -- No. 2 behind Washington Milk Production -- No. 3 behind California and Wisconsin Grapes -- No. 3 behind California and Washington Source: New York Agricultural Statistics, USDA,
  7. 8. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries AGRICOLA : &quot;The database covers materials dating from the 16th century to the present. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition.&quot;
  8. 9. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries AgView : &quot; AgView is your agricultural roadmap to the Internet. Search and browse Agricultural-based Web pages, Usenet newsgroups, FTP and Gopher sites, and more!&quot;
  9. 10. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries AgriSurf : &quot; AgriSurf ! is the worlds largest searchable agricultural WWW index. All the sites in AgriSurf! are hand picked by agricultural experts, not computer programmers. Although the sites are hand picked, we have an array of web robots to continually check the existence and content of these sites so that our links stay fresh and we can alert you to any major changes that sites undergo.&quot;
  10. 11. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries Farmer's Guide : &quot;In the course of writing The Farmer's Guide to the Internet , we compiled nearly 2,000 different links to useful sites all around the Internet. These site listings for the Farmer's Guide are continually being updated and maintained here, on our web site. If you know of any sites that we've missed, please let us know by sending e-mail to [email_address] &quot;
  11. 12. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries Missouri Alternatives Center : &quot;If you are looking for alternative agriculture information, it just got easier! We have compiled a list of links of Extension Guidesheets from some of the top university research centers in the world. On these links you will be able to find information on everything you want to raise or grow -- from Asparagus to Watermelons, and Aquaculture to Worms!&quot;
  12. 13. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries Not Just Cows &quot;The purpose of this guide is to direct the user to the best resources in agriculture that are available on the INTERNET. This guide is simply a place to begin. It is not comprehensive and cannot be because of the ever increasing growth of the Internet and the WWW. The selection of sites is somewhat subjective but I will not apologize for that.&quot;
  13. 14. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries Mann Library at Cornell University : &quot;Albert R. Mann Library is one of the Cornell University Library system's nineteen unit libraries, and our collections and services support the faculty, staff and students of the University. A land grant library for the State of New York, Mann is also open to the general public. We strive to make our electronic library open to the public as well.&quot;
  14. 15. Agencies: Federal, State, Local Cornell Cooperative Extension : &quot;The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.&quot;
  15. 16. Agencies: Federal, State, Local U.S. Department of Agriculture : http://www. usda .gov/ AgNIC : &quot; AgNIC (Agriculture Network Information Center) is a distributed network that provides access to agriculture-related information, subject area experts, and other resources. &quot;
  16. 17. Agencies: Federal, State, Local USDA Economics and Statistics System : &quot;The USDA Economics and Statistics System contains nearly 300 reports and datasets from the economics agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Most reports are text files that contain time-sensitive information. Most data sets are in spreadsheet format and include time-series data that are updated yearly.&quot;
  17. 18. Agencies: Federal, State, Local New York State Agricultural Experiment Station : &quot;Our primary mission is to support New York's fruit and vegetable industry. Researchers and extension educators work to develop good farming, food storage, and processing practices while safeguarding the environment, increasing market share for New York producers, and assuring consumers safe, reasonably-priced, high-quality fruits and vegetables.&quot;
  18. 19. Finding Tools: Databases, Directories, Libraries The National Agricultural Library : &quot;The National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the Agricultural Research Service of Libraries in the United States. NAL is a major international source for agriculture and related information.”
  19. 20. Agencies: Federal, State, Local N.Y. State Department of Agriculture and Markets : http://www.agmkt.state.ny &quot;The mission of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is to foster a competitive food and agriculture industry to benefit producers and consumers .&quot;
  20. 21. Commodities:Apples Apple Facts : apples / Scaffolds Fruit Journal : -- &quot; Scaffolds is published weekly from March to September by Cornell University - NYS Agricultural Experiment Station (Geneva), and Ithaca - with the assistance of Cornell Cooperative Extension.&quot; New York Apple Association : -- &quot;consumer information , directories of apple growers and marketers, teacher resources, grower and direct marketer extranet, late-breaking news, bulletins, chat, and message board areas.&quot; T
  21. 22. Agriculture Trivia What counties are major apple producing areas? Major apple producing counties are: Wayne, Ulster, Orleans, Niagara, Clinton, Columbia,Monroe, Orange, Onondaga and Dutchess. Source: New York Apple Industry Factsheet,
  22. 23. Commodities: Dairy Cornell Cooperative Extension: Dairy Industry : dairy .html Farmer’s Guide to the Internet : Dairy : Dairy .htm Dairy Organizations : organiz .htm NetVet - Cow Sites : cows .htm T
  23. 24. Agriculture Trivia What lowfat product does New York rank number 1 in the US in production? Lowfat Cottage Cheese Creamed Cottage Cheese
  24. 25. Commodities: Grapes American Society for Enology & Viticulture : “ ASEV is a national wine and grape industry scientific association. “ New York Wine and Grape Foundation : &quot;The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is a unique partnership between the public and private sectors, charged with the responsibility of conducting comprehensive promotion and research programs to support the State's grape and wine industry.&quot; T
  25. 26. Agriculture Trivia Twenty years ago there were 19 wineries in New York State, how many are there now? Over 125 and more on the way. Source: New York Wine and Grape Foundation,
  26. 28. Wilfred Drew (Call me &quot;Bill&quot;) Associate Librarian (Systems, Reference) SUNY College of Ag. & Tech.; P.O. Box 902; Morrisville, NY 13408 E-mail: [email_address] Phone: (315)684-6055 or 684-6060 Fax: (315)684-6115 Homepage: Not Just Cows: LibraryLinks: SUNYLA: <ul><li>Copyright 2000 by Wilfred Drew </li></ul>