The Agriculture Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS) presented an award of excellence to members at their annual meeting in Boston, MA on June 3, 2023. The team of Dr. Shoshanah Inwood of The Ohio State University, Dr. Florence Becot of the National Farm Medicine Center at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute and Dr. Andrea Rissing of Arizona State University received the AFHVS Excellence in Scholarship Award.
Drs. Becot and Rissing both have ties to the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Becot is an alum of the school earning a PhD in rural sociology and Dr. Rissing was a Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar at The Ohio State University working with Dr. Inwood while at Ohio State.
The award-winning team conducts research on the social and economic challenges faced by farm households and seeks to understand how access to quality affordable childcare, health care, and health insurance impact both the quality of life of farm households and farm business development trajectories and resilience. This research makes a vital contribution to farm viability, rural economies and quality of life, all important emphases to the AFHVS.