Call for Nominations
The Call for AFHVS Professional Award Nominations for 2021 will be posted here when it becomes available. Full submission instructions will be provided in the Call.
The Richard P. Haynes Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in Agriculture, Food, and Human Values
To honor persons who in their careers have made outstanding contributions towards realizing the goals of the AFHVS through research, teaching, extension, public service or public policy.
2010 Richard Haynes, University of Florida
2011 Kate Clancy, Independent food systems consultant
2013 Paul Thompson, Michigan State University
2014 Laura DeLind, Michigan State University
2015 Carolyn Sachs, The Pennsylvania State University
2018 Gilbert Wayne "Gil" Gillespie, Jr., Cornell University
2019 Cornelia Flora, Iowa State University
2020 Douglas Constance, Sam Houston State University
Excellence in ScholarshipTo recognize AFHVS members who have made outstanding research contributions that are important to an aspect of agriculture, food, and human values.
2010 Leland Glenna, The Pennsylvania State University
2011 Clare Hinrichs, The Pennsylvania State University
2012 Patricia Allen, Marylhurst University
2015 Julie Guthman, University of California, Santa Cruz
2016 Rick Welsh, Syracuse University
2017 Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College
2018 Daniel Jaffee, Portland State University
2019 Matthew Sanderson, Kansas State University
Excellence in Instruction
To recognize AFHVS members for outstanding teaching related to agriculture, food, and human values at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.
2009 Harry West, Johan Pottier, and Jacob Klein - Food
2014 Gilbert G. Gillespie, Cornell University
2017 Amy Guptill, SUNY Brockport
2018 Robert T. Valgenti, Lebanon Valley College
2019 Valentine Cadieux, Hamline University
Excellence in Public ServiceTo honor AFHVS members who have made academic or non-academic contributions that have had significant public service impact on the advancement of agriculture, food, and human values through their work in universities, colleges, government, non-government organizations, or consultancies.
2012 Douglas Constance, Sam Houston State University
2014 Ardyth Harris Gillespie, Cornell University
2019 Neva Hassanein, University of Montana
excellence in innovation
2017 Marcia Ostrom, Washington State University
2015 Michaela Oldfield, for outstanding service to the
2019 Harvey S. James, Jr., for 12 years as Editor-in-Chief of
Call for Nominations
The Call for Papers for the 2021 Student Research Paper Awards will be posted here when it becomes available. Papers will be accepted in both undergraduate and graduate categories. Submissions will be due in February 2021.
Graduate Student Research Paper
"Landed Value Grabbing in the Terroir of Post-socialist Specialty Wine," A. June Brawner, Department of Anthropology, The University of Georgia
"Making Agricultural Entrepreneurs out of Campesinos: How Water Policy Reform Is Reshaping Agricultural Systems under Climate Change in Piura, Peru," Megan Mills-Novoa, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
“A Differentiated Notion of Justice in a Pay-What-You-Can Café,” Kelly Shreeve, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University
"Queer Farmland: Smallholder Strategies for Finding Land, Home, and Knowledge,” Isaac Sohn Leslie, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Troubling Tradition, Community, and Self-Reliance: Reframing Expectations for Village Seed Banks," Emily Reisman, University of California-Santa Barbara
"Cultivating Citizenship, Equity, and Social Inclusion? Putting Civic Agriculture into Practice through Urban Farming," Melissa Poulsen, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"The Great American Garden: Farming Myth and Sustainability on the Western Prairie," Joel Scherer, Colorado State University
"Growing Local Food: Scale and Local Food Systems Governance,” Phil Mount, Department of Geography, University of Guelph
“Keeping the Wineglass Full: Sustainable Viticulture and Its Role in Sustaining Agricultural Livelihoods in Lodi, California,” Matthew Hoffman, Iowa State University, Department of Sociology and Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture
"[paper title needed]" Betty Izumi, Michigan State University, School of Public Health
Undergraduate Student Research Paper Awardees
"Growing British India: The Colonial Biopolitics of the Potato," Julia Fine, Harvard University
“Fighting Racism at its Root: An Examination of San Diego’s Community Gardens,” Jane Henderson, Ethnic Studies and Spanish, University of San Diego
"The Origin and Lifespan of Food Assistance Programs during the Great Depression," Vincent Gottfried Wisehoon, Syracuse University
"The Politics of Transgenic Food: An Ethnographically-Informed Analysis of the Ban on Genetically Modified Crops in Bolivia," Kristin Gjelsteen, University of Puget Sound
"Wendell Berry’s Object-Oriented Agroecology and the New Millennium, " Charlie Jackson, New Mexico State University
"Building a Real Food System: The Challenges and Successes on the College Campus," Sarah Arndt
"In Search of the New "Fair Trade" Paradigm: An Alternative to the Market-Driven Relationship," Ezequiel Zylberberg, University of Florida, Department of Religion.