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JAFSCD-Vol4-Issue4-Cover-WebJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 4, Issue 4 / Summer 2014

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)



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Complete Volume 4 Issue 4

1 Volume 4, Issue 4 Complete Issue
Duncan Hilchey

Cover and Table of Contents

1 Cover and Table of Contents
Duncan Hilchey


1 In This Issue: Adapting to Change: A Challenge for Producers and Consumers
Duncan Hilchey

Letter to the Editor

1 Letter to the Editor Regarding Meter Column
Dave Gutknecht and Joan Stockinger
2 Author's Response to Letter to the Editor Regarding Meter Column
Ken Meter


1 DIGGING DEEPER: A Different Way To Approach Policy Change
Kate Clancy
2 THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Beyond Economic Growth
John Ikerd
3 METRICS FROM THE FIELD: Designing Food to Suit Our Infrastructure?
Ken Meter

Open Call Papers

1 Institutional Dimensions of Farmland Conservation: Applying the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) Framework to the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program
Kerri Morrison and Scott D. Hardy
2 Rural Development Strategies and Government Roles in the Development of Farmers’ Cooperatives in China
Aijuan Chen and Steffanie Scott
3 How to Communicate with Farmers about Climate Change: Farmers' Perceptions and Adaptations to Increasingly Variable Weather Patterns in Maine (USA)
John M. Jemison, Jr., Damon Hall, Stephanie Welcomer, and Jane Haskell
4 Understanding Collaboration Among Farmers and Farmers' Market Managers in Southeast Michigan (USA)
Crystal L. Miller and Dan McCole
5 Strengthening the Core Business of Farmers Markets through Strategic Business Planning
David J. Connell and Christopher Hergesheimer
6 Consumer and Producer Information-Sharing Preferences at Arizona Farmers Markets
Keri Szejda Fehrenbach and Christopher M. Wharton
7 Where Urban Residents Shop for Produce
Allison Karpyn, Karyn Tappe, Amy Hillier, Carolyn Cannuscio, Julia Koprak, and Karen Glanz
8 Factors Influencing Local Food Procurement Among Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Eastern and Western North Carolina (USA)
Jared T. McGuirt, Rachel Ward, Nadya Majette Elliott, Sally Lawrence Bullock, and Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts
9 Organic Farming in West Virginia: A Behavioral Approach
James R. Farmer, Graham Epstein, Shannon Lea Watkins, and Sarah K. Mincey
10 Rustbelt Radicalism: A Decade of Food Systems Planning Practice in Buffalo, New York (USA)
Samina Raja, Diane Picard, Solhyon Baek, and Cristina Delgado
11 Accessibility and Viability: A Complex Adaptive Systems Approach to a Wicked Problem for the Local Food Movement
Connie H. Nelson and Mirella L. Stroink

Book Reviews

1 Language as Lever: Can the Lexicon of Local Make a Global Impact?
Stacy Miller
2 Locating Nation, State, and Identity in the Global Food Debate
Nadra Hashim

Banner photos include a Cape Cod cranberry bog; a cranberry “screen house” used to grade fresh cranberries; farmland near Lake Placid, NY, in the Adirondack Mountains; Montmorency cherry trees on the Mission Peninsula of northern Michigan; the historic Round Barn in the South Mountain Apple Belt of Adams County, Pennsylvania; the “Sea of Grapes” district of the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, near Erie, Penn; a field of cabbages near Shortsville, NY, home to one of the world’s largest sauerkraut factories. All photos copyright by Duncan Hilchey.


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