New Facebook Group

Coming on the heels of the recent AAG meeting, the Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group decided to up the social media ante. We now have a Facebook group that we encourage you to join. This is an online space for people interested in food, agriculture, and geography to share resources and ideas, discuss relevant current events and theoretical predilections, or just pass along gardening tips. Our collective imagination is the limit. You can find us at

AAG Field Trip: Cultivating an Ongoing Community of Practice

An exciting field trip is coming up at AAG this year. The trip will visit two East Bay urban farms, the Gill Tract Community Farm and Urban Tilth. At each farm, the group will meet with activist farmers, tour the farm, and discuss scholarly activism and activist scholarship underway. The cost is $49 and includes transportation and honorarium. The group will stop for lunch on the way back to the conference hotel. Lunch should cost $10 or less.

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GFASG Board Elections Now Open

Hi GFASG Members,

Voting is now open for 2016-17 new board members. Bios and link to vote are below. Elections are open for one week from today (March 8th at 5:00 pm). Any questions can be directed to Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern at

Thank you for your participation. We are looking forward to seeing you at AAGs in a few weeks.

Voting Link: GFASG 2016-2017 Board Elections Survey

Please check out below for candidates.

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CFP: Animal Geography Graduate Paper Competition


The Animal Geography Specialty Group (AnGSG) of the AAG invites emerging animal geography scholars to submit to our annual Graduate Student Paper Award competition.

Eligible papers must be based on original empirical or theoretical research (basic literature reviews are not eligible) in the field of Animal Geography and engage directly with these literatures. Papers that engage with other literatures (e.g., conservation biology, animal sociology, etc.) are welcome, but the primary emphasis must be on the animal geographic literature or they will not be considered. Papers submitted to other AAG paper competitions are not eligible, nor arepapers that have already been published. The student must be a member of the AnGSG at the time of submission and the sole author of the paper. The student is not required to present at the AAG meeting to submit a paper to the competition.

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2016 AFHVS Student Paper Awards

To encourage participation by undergraduate and graduate students and to recognize scholarly excellence, the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS) invites submissions to the 2016 AFHVS Student Research Paper Awards. Awards will be given in two categories: graduate and undergraduate.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm (Central Time) on Friday, March 18, 2016.

See AFHVS_2016_CFP for details.