ASFS/AFHVS Annual Meeting & Conference
ASFS/AFHVS Annual Meeting & Conference

Conference Overview

Collaboration and Innovation Across the Food System
The University of Vermont is pleased to host the Joint 2014 Annual Meetings and Conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society this summer.

The University of Vermont is a fantastic site to host the 2014 conference. In a state that has been at the forefront of the sustainable food movement, UVM has adopted Food systems as one of three spires of excellence in a university-wide transdisciplinary research initiative.

Conference Background:
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.  It has continued that mission by holding annual meetings; the first of which was in 1987.  

The Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS) encompasses individual and institutional members from disciplines that range from agricultural production and the rural social sciences to nutrition policy and the humanities. The AFHVS was formed in 1987 to promote the study of values issues associated with the production, consumption and distribution of food, fiber and natural resources. 

Since 1992, the ASFS and AFHVS have held their meetings jointly, to provide colleagues with a site for constructive, in-depth discussion of current agricultural and food systems issues in their broadest social, cultural, economic, ethical and aesthetic context. The culminating conference includes paper presentations, panel discussions and other activities organized around a provocative agricultural of food-related theme.


Other Food-Related Events at UVM

Food Systems SummitThe ASFS/AFHVS Conference will immediately follow the UVM Food Systems Summit, The Necessary [r]Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems, June 17 – 18, 2014. This is an annual event that draws scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders to engage in dialogue around the pressing food systems issues facing our world.  If you would like more information about this event, please visit the website: http://www.uvm.edu/foodsystems/?Page=summit.html&SM=summitmenu.html

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