Agroecological Prospect Conference

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems is pleased to host the Joint Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society.



This is the joint annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society.  The meeting will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, with campus and community partners.



This conference is an invitation to engage with the political and governance issues that arise in agricultural and food systems. Giving voice to these issues is fundamental to resolving them, so that we may better function in harmony with natural systems—while ensuring economic viability, food security, and the sovereignty of all people.



The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS) is a professional organization which provides an international forum to engage in the cross-disciplinary study of food, agriculture, and health, as well as an opportunity for examining the values that underlie various visions of food and agricultural systems. 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 encourages participation by the growing community of researchers and professionals exploring alternative visions of the food system from numerous perspectives and approaches, including local and regional food systems; alternative food movements; agricultural and food policies, agricultural sustainability, food justice, issues of local and global food security, and food sovereignty.



The Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) was founded in 1985, with the goals of promoting the interdisciplinary study of food and society. As a professional organization, it has continued that mission by holding annual meetings; the first was in 1987 and since 1992, the meetings have been held jointly with AFHVS. These annual meetings hold workshops, are opportunities to listen to and present papers and panels, chances to participate in roundtable discussions, and times to meet formally and informally with colleagues who hold similar or tangential interests. Working with Routledge Publishing, ASFS produces the quarterly journal, Food Culture & Society.



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Event Properties

Event Date 6/13/2018
Event End Date 6/16/2018
Registration Start Date 1/16/2018
Individual Price Discounts available
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