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 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems – Canada Research Chair


Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. Areas of expertise appropriate for this CRC include (but are not limited to) agroecology and cropping/farm systems, field and protected vegetable crop production, agricultural economics, and farm business management. Applications must be received by June 30, 2014.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Systems (Tenure Track)


UVMLogoSolid3425-K_stacked-TrimmedThe University of Vermont seeks candidates to join us in building our capacity to understand the interconnected aspects of the modern food system and to develop creative models for sustainable food systems.

     Candidates should have a demonstrated record of collaborative, transdisciplinary work and a desire to engage with colleagues across UVM colleges and departments. Anticipated start date is within the 2014–2015 academic year, subject to negotiation.

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Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 4, Issue 4 / Summer 2014

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)



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1 THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Beyond Economic Growth
John Ikerd

Open Call Papers

1 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
2 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
3 Understanding Collaboration Among Farmers and Farmers' Market Managers in Southeast Michigan (USA)
Crystal L. Miller and Dan McCole

Book Reviews

1 Language as Lever: Can the Lexicon of Local Make a Global Impact?
Stacy Miller

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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