AFHVS
 Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society

Who we are

Founded in 1987, AFHVS promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the broad areas of agriculture and rural studies.

Growing out of W. K. Kellogg Foundation-supported projects to promote interaction between liberal arts and agricultural disciplines, AFHVS provides a continuing link among scholars working in cross-disciplinary studies of food and agriculture. From a base of philosophers, sociologists and anthropologists, AFHVS has grown to include scientists, scholars and practitioners in areas ranging from agricultural production and social science to nutrition policy and the humanities.

AFHVS provides a forum for examining the values that underlie various visions of food and agricultural systems, and it offers members the opportunity to meet and discuss programs and research ideas of common interest. AFHVS encourages participation by the growing community of researchers and professionals exploring alternative visions of the food system, including regional food policies, community supported agriculture, and issues of local and global food security.

AFHVS does not advocate or endorse specific policies or political platforms, and it welcomes participation from persons with views across the entire political spectrum. AFHVS needs you to help us continue our commitment to reasoned and informed examination of the values guiding the development of our future food and agricultural systems.

Become a member

 AFHVS encourages participation by the growing community of researchers and professionals exploring alternative visions of the food system, including regional food policies, community supported agriculture, and issues of local and global food security.

Join us

The joint AFHVS/ASFS conference for 2015 is coming in June! 
Preliminary program now available at https://afhvs.wildapricot.org/Conference-agenda.

More information is available at the conference webpage, Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future: Exploring Sustainable Foodscapes. Some highlights this year: 

  • As usual, the first day of the conference (Wednesday) is for tours (some half day, some full day) and we'll be hosting everyone at a block party at  Wigle Whiskey Distillery in the Strip District -- the historic wholesale and retail  "strip" of Pittsburgh where produce, ethnic food markets, street vendors, and local sports enthusiasts mingle.
  • There will be grad student dinner and social events as well as networking opportunities, a panel on publishers and publishing, as well as other professional and social engagement. We have designed some bike and walking tours that are on the more affordable side and will be providing some less expensive AirBnB-like housing options for folks.
  • Most of the conference will take place in the city at our Shadyside campus, with a banquet out at the Eden Hall sustainable farm campus == and longer experiential workshops on Sunday at Eden Hall.
  • Watch for information about a Food Studies/Sustainable Agriculture Pedagogy and Program Building discussion and workshop -- contact Alice (ajulier at chatham.edu) if you are interested in participating or organizing sections.

Upcoming events

24 Jun 2015 • Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mailing address: 3257 W. Howell Rd, Mason, MI 48854

Email: info.afhvs@gmail.com

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