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June 28, 2019

Class 2, Summary of Reading #3:

Meyer F., J. Miggelbrink and T. Schwarzenberg. 2016. Reflecting on the margins: Socio-spatial stigmatisation among adolescents in a peripheralised region. Comparative Population Studies. 41(3/4): 285-320.

June 21, 2019

Class #2, Summary of Reading #2:

Christiaanse S., T. Haartsen. 2017. The influence of symbolic and emotional meanings of rural facilities on reactions to closure: The case of the village supermarket. Journal of Rural Studies. 54: 326-336.

June 14, 2019

After completing this course of six 3-hour classes, it is clear that if I continue to summarize one 3-hour class and its assigned readings per blog post, they will all be prohibitively long. So from here forward, each post will consist of a summary of either one of the...

April 1, 2019


The number one Agriculture school in the world is Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and has been for several years, as ranked by numerous sources.

(Cornell shows up at anywhere from 2-7, depending on the year and the ranking source.)

This semester, Dr...

December 17, 2018

We have been learning more about how best to communicate research and information to you. As part of a fellowship called "Knowledge Matters" we produced this short (less than 7 min) video on self-care for compassion fatigue, aimed at teachers. (Click below to watch vid...

April 5, 2018

Suzannah Iadarola, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Assistant Professor and Director of the Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder at the University of Rochester Medical Center, reached out to us asking if we could help get the word out about a resource they offer in the...

March 15, 2018

Some Cornell researchers have created a website to help schools improve nutrition in their lunchrooms, without spending much, or any, money.  The Smarter Lunchrooms website has a number of free tools you can use to assess your lunchroom, as well as 60 ways to improve b...

January 24, 2018

Congratulations to Forestville and Pine Valley Central School Districts, Sidney Central School District, Broome-Tioga BOCES, and St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES - they are all direct recipients of Farm-to-School grants! Eight additional grants were awarded to non-school organ...

August 8, 2017

Here is a press release and a link to the report that Dr. Van Alstyne from NYSABO presented at this year's conference: click here.


June 16, 2017

This article in today's Washington Post illustrates how money that exists to support smoking-cessation programs in rural areas is being diverted by state governments into other funding priorities, while tobacco companies target rural and poor populations. Levels of smo...

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