Inaugural Issue of JAFSCD Is Online!

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) is now online. The first issue of this international, peer-reviewed journal of applied research and policy analysis is open and available free to the public at until the end of September. This allows you to check out the first issue before subscribing.

“Growing New Farmers” Is First Special Topic
This inaugural issue is on the timely topic of “Growing New Farmers,” with five articles focusing on the opportunities and challenges of assisting the next generation of farmers.

Additional articles address a wide range of food systems and community development topics:
* A study of the experience of 19 adult volunteers on a one-month 100mile diet
* How to apply a mainstream business tool to a farmers’ market to see how it might improve strategic planning
* Legal experts identify a possible legal barrier to local food marketing that ag. and food system professionals should know about

Columns and book reviews round out this first issue.