Small Farms and Community Markets Create Space for Revitalization: James Farmer and SFSS partner Jacob Simpson from IU's Center for Rural Engagement featured in recent article in the Indiana Environmental Reporter.
SFSS group enjoyed a tour last month of local beef producer, Fischer Farms, where they learned about Dave Fischer's innovative regenerative agriculture practices. Read more and watch a video from the tour here.
Jordan Blekking, PhD candidate in the Department of Geography, has been awarded the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship and will be in Zambia for the Spring semester researching how food security is changing in small cities as a result of rapid urbanization. Congratulations Jordan!
Angela Babb deconstructs the Thrifty Food Plan to find that SNAP benefits are inadequate and undemocratically determined, Oct. 22, 2019.
Farmer, J., A. Babb, S. Minard, and M. Veldman. 2019. "Accessing Local Foods: Households Using SNAP Double Bucks and Financial Incentives at a Midwestern Farmers Market."Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 8(4): 1–26.
Haythorn, C., D. Knudsen, J. Farmer, C. Antreasian, and M. Betz. 2019. "It’s All in the SKU: Getting Food from Somewhere from the Field to the Dinner Plate while Using a Large-Scale Retailer."Sustainability 11(3): 892.
Waldman, K. B., N. Vergopolan, L. D. Estes, S. Z. Attari, J. Sheffield, K. K. Caylor, and T. P. Evans. 2019. "Cognitive Biases about Climate Variability in Smallholder Farming Systems in Zambia."Weather, Climate and Society (early online release).
“Sustaining Hoosier Farms,” interview with James Farmer and Julia Valliant, Through the Gates at IU, Jan. 23, 2019.
Jodee Ellett’s project on value-chain coordination has recently hit the news as the project is rolled out across Indiana. You can learn more here.
Sarah Osterhoudt and colleagues just published an article in Palgrave Communications. Please check it out at: Neimark, B., S. Osterhoudt, H. Alter, and A. Gradinar. 2019. "A new sustainability model for measuring changes in power and access in global supply chains: Through a smallholder lens."
Eduardo Brondizio was appointed to rank of Distinguished Professor. Congratulations to Eduardo and thank you for your invaluable contributions (view story).
Julia Valliant recently penned an article on farm transitions for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association. See OEFFA’s newsletter, page 11 (PDF).