Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group

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The purpose of the GFASG is to bring together AAG members who have mutual interests In the geography of food and agriculture.

The mission of the GFASG is to be instrumental in creating networking opportunities for students and faculty who study food and agricultural geographies but may be spread across disparate subdisciplines of geography. This specialty group will also provide an intellectual home for the multiplicity of exciting studies being conducted surrounding issues of food and agriculture in every type of space: rural, urban, exurban, and wild. The group will also facilitate the sharing of ideas and relevant information among its members and others; stimulate research and intradisciplinary partnerships; and provide awards to facilitate research In the geographies of food and agriculture. The GFASG will also encourage, facilitate, and sponsor the organization of paper sessions and discussion panels at the annual meeting of the AAG.

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Nathan McClintock
Portland State University

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2014 Student Paper Contest

AAG Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group Student Paper Contest
Deadline: March 15, 2014
To encourage participation by undergraduate and graduate students and to recognize scholarly excellence, the AAG Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group Student Paper Contest
An eligible paper must meet the following requirements:
1) be sole-authored by a student or co-authored by two students
2) be on a topic related to food or agriculture that is relevant to the conference
3) employ appropriate research methods and theories and
4) be an original piece of research.
Final versions of the papers must be submitted to the respective organization's student paper award committee by MARCH 15, 2014. Papers must have been accepted for presentation in a panel, illustrated poster, or poster session at the AAG annual meeting in Tampa in April, 2014 or an AAG regional meeting.
Specific amount of the award is contingent on available funds. In 2013, the award was $300 plus a ticket to the Awards Banquet.
Papers submitted to the student paper contest should be e-mailed to Daniel Block ( with the following information:
1. Paper title
2. Full name
3. Full postal address
4. E-mail address
5. Academic affiliation
6. An abstract of the paper
7. The name & e-mail address of the faculty member or other academic supervisor who has been asked to verify eligibility.
8. Attach to the e-mail message the complete paper in MS Word, PDF or RTF format.
Evaluation: the Geographies of Food and Society Specialty Group Student Paper Award Committee will judge contributed papers on the requirements outlined above, their scholarly excellence, and relevance to the interests of the group. The papers will be assessed based on the suitability of the paper to the topics of interest to the geographies of food and agriculture, quality of original research, methods, analytical tools, rhetorical quality and flow.