2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference Library

To encourage thoughtful and meaningful discussion at the upcoming 2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference that is scheduled for December 6 to 8 at Blue Ridge Community College, a library of resources has been developed. More resources will be added to augment the  conference. Take some time to peruse the resources shared by authors and resource speakers.

Presentations, Videos and Notes:

Archuleta, R. (2012). Healthy Soils Healthy Food [PowerPoint slides]. Presented at the 2012 Virginia Farm to Table Conference. Weyers Cave, VA.

Archuleta, R. (2012). Cover Crops Soil Health [PowerPoint slides]. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – National Soil Quality Team. Greensboro, NC.

Beidler, B. (2012). Family farming and entrepreneurship: Organic dairying and flour production [PowerPoint slides] Presented at the 2012 Virginia Farm to Table Conference. Weyers Cave, VA.

Shuman, M. (2012). Community food enterprises: The coming revolution. [PowerPoint slides]. Presented at the 2012 Virginia Farm to Table Conference. Weyers Cave, VA.

Shuman, M. (2012). Local dollars, local sense: Emerging options for local food initiatives. [PowerPoint slides]. Presented at the 2012 Virginia Farm to Table Conference. Weyers Cave, VA.

Suggested Readings:

Barham, J. (2011). Regional food hubs: Understanding the scope and scale of food hub operations.Presentation on preliminary findings from a national survey of food hub operations. Washington, D.C.: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. Retrieved from: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5097861

Barham, J., Tropp, D., Enterline, K., Farbman, J., Fisk, J., & Kiraly, S. (2012). Regional food hub resource guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service. <http://dx.doi.org/10.9752/MS046.04-2012>

Berry, W. (1981). Solving for Pattern. In: Berry, W. The gift of the good land: Further essays cultural and agricultural. pp. 134 – 147. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint.

Brown, D.L. & Swanson, L.E. (2003). Challenges for rural America in the twenty-first century. University Park, PA: Penn State Press.

Bucknam, M. (2011). Fostering food entrepreneurship: Appalachian Center for Economic Networks. In: Denckla Cobb, T. Reclaiming our food: How the grassroots food movement is changing the way we eat. pp. 256 -257. (Kindle Locations 6702-6715). Workman Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Cochran, J. & Yee, L. (2011). The Food Commons 2.0: Imagine, design, build. Retrieved from: http://www.thefoodcommons.org/images/FoodCommons_2-0.pdf

Denckla Cobb, T. (2011). Reclaiming our food: How the grassroots food movement is changing the way we eat. (Kindle Locations 6702-6715). Workman Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Diamond, A. & Barham, J, (2012 ). Moving food along the value chain: Innovations in regional food distribution. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service. Retrieved from  http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=stelprdc5097504

Easterling, D. (2012). Building the capacity of networks to achieve systems change. The Foundation Review, 4(2), 59 – 71.

Edgcomb, E. E. & Thetford, T. (2011). Using a brands strategy for scaling business development services: A case study of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks In: Progress Notes from Field, August 2011. Retrieved from http://www.fieldus.org/Publications/ACEnetProgNotes.pdf

Flaccavento, A. (2009). Healthy food systems: A toolkit for building value chains. Abingdon, VA: Appalachian Sustainable Development. Retrieved from: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5097190

Howard, A. (1947). The soil and health: A study of organic agriculture. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky.

Kania, J. & Kramer, M.R. (2011). Collective ImpactStanford, CA: Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Kirschenmann, F. ( 2010). Cultivating an ecological conscience: Essays from a farmer philosopher. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky.

Kotter, J.P. (1995), Leading change: Why transformational efforts fail. Harvard Business Review, 73(2), 59 – 67.

Lyson, T.A., Stevenson, G.W., & Welsh, R. (2008). Food and the mid-level farm: Renewing an agriculture of the middle. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Porter, M. &. Kramer, M.R. (2011). Creating Shared Value: How to reinvent capitalism — and unleash a wave of innovation and growth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review, January-February.

Ruhf, K. & Clancy, K. (2010, September). It takes a region: Exploring a regional food systems approach. A working paper of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group. Retrieved October 15, 2012 from http://www.nefood.org/page/publications

Shuman, M. (2012). Local dollars, local sense: How to shift your money from Wall Street to Main Street and achieve real prosperity. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.

Thicke, F. (2010). A new vision for Iowa food and agriculture: Sustainable agriculture for the 21st century. Mulberry Knoll Publishing.

U, E. (In Press). Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business. Retrieved from http://www.financeforfood.com/book/ Expected release date Spring 2013.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2010). Vital Steps: A cooperative feasibility study. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Service Report 58. Retrieved from: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5097188

Virginia Farm to Table Team. (2011). Virginia Farm to Table: Healthy Farms and Healthy Food for the Common Wealth and Common Good. A Plan for Strengthening Virginia’s Food System and Economic Future. E.S. Bendfeldt, C. Tyler-Mackey, M. Benson, L. Hightower, K. Niewolny (Eds.) December 2011.

Other Suggested Readings:

A definition of Physiocracy. ~ As we try to build a better understanding and appreciation of farming, it requires an understanding of previous thought and economic theory. Dale Gardner of Water Stewardship and the Conference Planning Committee suggested reviewing this definition and historical economic theory.

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