Amy ChristianAmy Christian is co-coordinator of the Lyson Center and managing editor of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. As managing editor she takes papers from acceptance through publication, editing the majority of papers published in JAFSCD. She also takes the lead on managing our websites and sharing our work via social media. Amy draws her editing and production skills from many years of work in the private and public sectors. A native of New Hampshire, she attended Wellesley College and graduated from Cornell University with a major in human service planning.




Duncan HilcheyDuncan Hilchey is co-coordinator of the Lyson Center, and editor in chief of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. He has degrees in Agricultural Education (University of New Hampshire) and City and Regional Planning (Cornell University). He has worked on food systems issues since the early 1980s, first as a VISTA volunteer, followed by many years at Cornell. He is also a consultant with New Leaf Associates, Inc. Duncan has published on a wide range of food systems issues, spoken at national conferences, and received a number of awards for his work on farm and food-based community development. He was recently selected as a Fulbright specialist and is exploring applied research projects in Europe related to place-based specialty foods and geographic indications.

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Progressive Agriculture Ranking (PAR)

Ranking of how progressive farm communities are in all 50 states.

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