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Student Interest

Information about the Diversity Travel Scholarships are now available on the Student Interest page.


2017 SAFRIG Student Paper Award

 The Sustainable Agriculture and Food  Research Interest Group (SAFRIG) will present a Student Paper Award in Columbus at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Requirements for this award include that the paper: 1) is authored by a student or group of students (no faculty co-authors), 2) focuses on an agrifood topic, and 3) uses the Rural Sociology journal guidelines for style, formatting, and references. Papers will be particularly competitive if they demonstrate effective use of innovative theories and/or methods. In order to compete, all authors must be members of the Rural Sociological Society. The winner or winners will receive a certificate and monetary award. The winner(s) must present the paper at the RSS Annual Meeting, and the award will be presented during the SAFRIG Business Meeting. Submissions for this competition should be sent as an e-mail attachment by May 15, 2017 to Dara Bloom at


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