- 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!
- Study led by James Farmer highlights a 40 percent decrease in Indiana Christmas tree farms since 2002, Nov 19, 2019.
- Local Food, Local Good Meetings taking place throughout south-central Indiana and Monroe County, Oct 26, 2019.
- Angela Babb deconstructs the Thrifty Food Plan to find that SNAP benefits are inadequate and undemocratically determined, Oct. 22, 2019.
- Land For Good writes about their work with IU SFSS research around farmland transfer and farmland access, Sep. 24, 2019.
- Dr. Shellye Suttles was interviewed about food deserts and access on WFYI's All IN, Sep. 3, 2019.
- Angela Babb interviewed on SNAP and the Thrifty Food Plan in the New Food Economy, Mar. 7, 2019.
- James Farmer interviewed on farmers’ markets and SNAP use in the New Food Economy, Feb. 28, 2019.
- Angela Babb mentioned in IU conversation on "real food" on campus, Feb. 26, 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).
Thursday, January 30th, 2020, join us for our Indiana Uplands Winter Food Conference at StoneGate Arts and Education Center in Bedford. This event is sold out! Please join us in Bloomington for ACEnet presentations.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, join us for an informal presentation, dinner and discussion about ACEnet work, rural food system development and working, successful models for implementation of projects. Students, staff, faculty and community members are all welcome to attend! Please share with your networks, students and community organizations. IU Food Institute, 405 N Park Avenue
Friday January 31, 2020, IMU Persimmon Room
Placing Food Systems on the Table For Rural Economic Development - Leslie Schaller and Adam Kody from ACEnet in Athens, Ohio will give a seminar, followed by lunch. They will discuss their 30+ years of work re-localizing the regional food economy in rural Appalachian Ohio, and the network-building and working models that are having impact. Everyone is welcome - please share with your students and community networks.