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Resilience in Agriculture focus of new outreach report

April 24, 2023
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A new Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Outreach publication, "Resilient Farmers, Ranchers and Communities: Social Sustainability in Agriculture" is now available.

Explore the bulletin here.

The purpose of the bulletin is to draw special attention to social sustainability in agriculture. "Social sustainability is one of the most difficult pillars to operationalize and is often conflated with economic profitability. We're hoping this brief will be a first step in providing more concrete ways to operationalize social sustainability and be useful to folks as they develop projects and apply for grants in the food and agriculture space," said Shoshanah Inwood, associate professor and rural sociologist in the School of Environment and Natural Recources (SENR) and one of the contributors of the 44-page bulletin, which explores five interrelated themes. Jason Parker, PhD, a lecturer of sustainability and rural society and an agricultural anthropologist at The Ohio State University is also a contributor of the new publication.