Brian Raison, The Ohio State University

Brian Raison serves as an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University with over 17 years in the Department of Extension. His specializations are in Organizational Development (process facilitation; strategic planning; vision-mission; co-op and non-profit assistance) and Community Wellness (local food systems; individual and community health; building networks). He holds a BS from OSU’s Fisher College of Business, a MA in Sociology from Ohio University, and a PhD in Agricultural Extension Education from Ohio State. He also volunteers with several faith-based …

Kim Niewolny, Assocaite Professor at Virginia Tech

Kim Niewolny

Kim Niewolny is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership and Community Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Her scholarship centers on the role of power and equity in community education and development praxis with a specific focus on social justice and food systems. Her work is grounded in asset-based community development; critical pedagogy, action research; and narrative inquiry. Current funded initiatives emphasize the political praxis of community food work, Appalachian community

Phil D'Adamo-Damery, Virginia Tech

Phil D'Adamo-Damery

Phil D’Adamo-Damery is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, at Virginia Tech. He works for the USDA AFRI-funded Appalachian Foodshed Project. Phil’s research interests are related to the development of food systems that are more socially just and reflective of a community’s needs, assets, and culture. His dissertation research focused on narrative and affect as a means to expand our political imaginations of possible food system transformation. Phil received his B.S. degree …

Resources

This list includes areas with current content and those that are under development:

Food System Supply Chain

Food Systems Processes & Practices

Values & Concepts

  • Values in Community Food Systems
  • Definition of

Cole Ehmke, University of Wyoming

In his work serving the citizens of Wyoming through the Cooperative Extension Service and the AgEcon Department, Cole covers agricultural entrepreneurship as well as personal financial resource management topics.

Projects have included
• coordinating and teaching in the Annie’s Project management training classes for women in agriculture,
• developing a manual for people starting community supported agriculture (CSA) ventures,
• presenting on money management topics, particularly for youth and women,
• developing Passing It On (a collection of materials on …