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Cover of volume 6, issue 3Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 6, Issue 3 / Spring 2016

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)


On the cover: Specialized equipment, like this EcoWeeder, can help small-scale fruit and vegetable growers expand to meet the growing demand for local foods. Yet the investment required to purchase specialized machinery and attachments is often beyond the financial reach of small-scale, beginning producers. Sharing equipment with other growers is one possible solution to this challenge. See the paper in this issue, The Benefits and Challenges of Machinery Sharing Among Small-scale Fruit and Vegetable Growers. (Photo courtesy of the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative; used with permission.)


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Complete Volume 6 Issue 3

1 Volume 6, Issue 3 Complete Issue
Amy Christian

Cover and Table of Contents

1 Cover and Table of Contents
Amy Christian


1 In This Issue: Peer2Peer
Duncan Hilchey


1 THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Toward an Ethic of Sustainability
John Ikerd

Open Call Papers

1 West Virginia Farmers Market Training Network: A Case Study in Connecting Markets and Resources
Daniel Eades, Kelly Nix, and Kelly Crane
2 The Benefits and Challenges of Machinery Sharing Among Small-scale Fruit and Vegetable Growers
Georgeanne Artz and Linda Naeve
3 Understanding Perceptions of Fresh Produce Safety and Barriers to Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) Use Among Amish Growers in the Holmes County Settlement of Ohio
Jason Shaw Parker, Pamela Schlegel, Douglas Doohan, and Jeffrey T. LeJeune
4 Principles Guiding Practice: A Case Study Analysis of the Principles of Sustainable Agriculture for Diverse Farms
Kelly N. Moore, Marilyn E. Swisher, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Mark Blevins, Michael Hogan, Lauren Hunter, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Stephen Komar, Suzanne Mills-Wasniak, and David Redhage
5 Beyond Extension: Strengthening the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP)
Joseph P. Brewer II and Paul V. Stock
6 The Tipping Point: Can Walmart’s New Animal Welfare Policy End Factory Farming?
Carrie A. Scrufari
7 Locational Advantage and the Impact of Scale: Comparing Local and Conventional Fruit and Vegetable Transportation Efficiencies
Chuck Grigsby and Chad Hellwinckel
8 Examining Barriers to Implementation of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) in Farmers Markets: Perspectives from Market Managers
Anne M. Roubal, Alfonso Morales, Karen Timberlake, Ana Martinez-Donate


1 Food System Sustainability Standards: Room for Everyone?
Keith Williams
2 Putting the World on a Better Diet: A Review of Global Eating Disorder
Grace Gershuny
3 A Public Health Approach to Our Food System
Gregory Zimmerman
4 Anticipating a Transformative Future
Frederick Kirschenmann

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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