Author Archives: Rafter Sass Ferguson

Symposium on American Food Resilience (Part 1) released

Part 1 of the Symposium on American Food Resilience (13 articles) has now been published in the September issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (http://link.springer.com/journal/13412/5/3/page/1#page-1).  Part 2 (14 articles) will be in the December issue. The entire … Continue reading

Posted in Ag Policy, Climate Change, Food Justice / Environmental Justice, Industrial Agriculture, Organic Agriculture, Publications, Resources, Topics, Urban Agriculture | Leave a comment

National Inst of Food and Ag is hiring a Plant Systems Scientist

National Institute of Food and Agriculture   Institute of Food Production and Sustainability   Division of Plant Systems – Production   Biological Science Specialist (National Program Leader (Agronomy)) Closing date:  Thursday, September 17, 2015 Vacancy Announcement Number:  NIFA-S15N-0043 is open … Continue reading

Posted in Jobs, Opportunities | Leave a comment

Tom Vilsack at UIUC September 10th

Start getting your questions ready. On September 10th, our Department of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences will welcome Tom Vilsack to speak on “The role of public research universities in addressing international food security.” We’d like to encourage folks to … Continue reading

Posted in Ag Policy, Events, Food Justice / Environmental Justice, Industrial Agriculture, Organic Agriculture, Topics | Leave a comment

Upcoming Events with the Savanna Institute

The Savanna Institute has a great lineup of field days and workshop coming up. Check out the flyers below and visit their events page for more info!

Posted in Events | Leave a comment

5-Year PhD project on Local Food at University of Maine

The University of Maine is hiring a PhD student to serve a central role in a new five-year research project funded by the National Science Foundation on cooperation in the local food industry. Topically, the project focuses on uncovering patterns … Continue reading

Posted in Jobs, Opportunities | Leave a comment

International Rescue Committee seeks Farm Coordinator in Salt Lake City

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City is looking for a Farm Coordinator who knows the day-to-day challenge of vegetable production. But just as crucial, we’re looking for an enthusiastic somebody who could see themselves as a mentor, teacher … Continue reading

Posted in Jobs, Opportunities | Leave a comment

Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism in the Food System

In late May 2015, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems published a new annotated bibliography, Structural racism present in the U.S. Food System The resource provides useful background reading to advocates, scholars, and anyone else working to bring about a more … Continue reading

Posted in Book List, Education, Publications, Resources | Leave a comment

PhD project in soil science in Munich

Formation and composition of soil microaggregates as explored by their elemental and isotopic label composition We offer a 3-year PhD-position at the Chair of Soil Science of the Technische Universität München (www.tum.de / www.soil-science.com) within the DFG-funded research unit MAD … Continue reading

Posted in Opportunities | Leave a comment

U of British Columbia: tenure-track agroecology position

Originally posted May 25 2015 at UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems. The University of British Columbia is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The position will be affiliated with … Continue reading

Posted in Jobs, Opportunities | Leave a comment

Agroecology Post-Doc position at Montana State

Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences and Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University-Bozeman, Montana LRES, http://landresources.montana.edu/ PSPP http://plantsciences.montana.edu/ Starting Date: Negotiable, preferred start date is 9/1/15. Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. … Continue reading

Posted in Jobs, Opportunities | Leave a comment