Urban and Agricultural Communities: Opportunities for Common Ground


Task Force Co-chair

Dale Maronek
Lorna Michael - Butler

Task Force Author(s)

Nelson Bills
Ray Bryant
Mary Collins
Tim Davis
Julia Freedgood
Frank Howell
John Kelly
Lawrence Libby
Kami Pothukuchi
Diane Relf
John Thomas
Paul Thompson

Task Force Reviewers

Mark Lapping
Douglas Lawrence
John Sloan
Task Force Reports
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The changing role of agriculture in urban settings is considered in this comprehensive report written by a twelve-member task force. The report frames "urban agriculture" in both historical and contemporary American society, providing a picture of geographic, demographic, and economic changes in rural and metropolitan life. Policy issues such as land preservation, alternative market opportunities, sprawl, taxation, and food security are considered. Research and educational challenges are presented for consideration by those at institutions of higher education, including land-grant universities. Cochairs: Lorna Michael Butler, College of Agriculture, Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, Iowa Sate University, Ames, and Dale M. Maronek, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. R138, May 2002, ISBN 1-88783-20-4, 124 pp., $50.00; Interpretive Summary, 2 pp., free.


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