THE RURAL SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY (RSS)
The RSS is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application, and dissemination of sociological knowledge. The Society seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities, and the environment. This website is intended to serve all those interested in rural people and places.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $17.6 million for research and outreach activities to support the organic agriculture sector. The grants are funded through NIFA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. – WASHINGTON OCT. 21, 2016
OREI funds high-priority research, education and extension projects that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic products.
Applications are due by January 19, 2017. See the OREI request for applications for details.
Please join us in Columbus, Ohio – July 27-30, 2017 for our 80th annual meeting.
Learn more about the Rural Sociological Society here http://www.ruralsociology.org/?page_id=981
Student Paper Awards at the 2016 Annual Meeting: Olaf Larson Graduate Student Paper Award Pierce Greenberg, Washington State University Sustainable Agriculture and Food Research and Interest Group Student Paper Award Annabel Ipsen, University of Wisconsin-Madison Natural Resources Research and Interest Group Student Paper Award Patrick Greiner, University of OregonStudent Travel Award Annabel Ipsen, University of Wisconsin-Madison Community, Health, and Family Research and Interest Group Ronald Wimberley Graduate Student Paper Anne M. Cafer, University of Missouri
Other Research and Interest Group Awards:Natural Resources Research and Interest Group William R. Freudenberg Award of Merit Courtney Flint, Utah State University Community, Health, and Family Research and Interest Group Ralph Brown Faculty Paper Competition Mildred E. Warner, Cornell University
Research and Interest Groups (RIGs) are formed around substantive interests of RSS members. RIGs are active participants in annual meeting planning and programming through identification, development, and recruitment for program sessions and field trips. RSS currently has 14 RIGs