Southern Rural Sociological Association Annual Meeting

“Climate Change, Agricultural Food Systems, Rural Livelihoods, and Resilience”

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Sunday -  

7:45 am - 

3:00 pm

 - Napoleon Foyer

February 13, 2022

Registration and Poster Set-Up

(after 9:00 am for posters)

Sunday -  

8:00 am - 

9:00 am

 - Napoleon C1

February 13, 2022

SRSA Executive Committee

Sunday -  

9:15 am - 

10:30 am

 - Napoleon C1

February 13, 2022

Session 1 – Food Systems and Community Quality of Life

Local Food Systems and Health Interventions: An Exploratory Study on Farmers Perspectives on Food Prescription Programs in the Mississippi Delta.

Curtis Kline; Colorado State University; Anne Cafer, University of Mississippi; Meagan Rosenthal, University of Mississippi

 

Generative Possibilities for Regional Food Systems Resilience: An Agroecological Perspective

Kim Niewolny, Virginia Tech; Eric Bendfeldt, Virginia Tech

 

Food-related Behavior of Food Desert Residents Looking Beyond the variables: Insights from Journey Mapping of Food desert Residents

Terrence Thomas, North Carolina A&T State University; Steve Folmar, Wake Forest University

 

Farmers Market Leadership: Resilience and Support

Jama S. Coartney, Virginia Tech; Eric K. Kaufman, Virginia Tech

 

Exploring Collective Agency in Multi-Sector Advocacy for Racial Justice in the Food System

Nicole Nunoo, Virginia Tech; Kim Niewolny, Virginia Tech

Sunday -  

9:15 am - 

10:30 am

 - Napoleon C2

February 13, 2022

Session 2 Environment and Climate Change

Peer Pressure, Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectancy and Moral Values Predict Intentions for Active Management of Ecosystems in Oklahoma

Bijesh Mishra, Oklahoma State University; Rodney Will, Oklahoma State University; Omkar Joshi, Oklahoma State University

 

It’s the Heat Under Our Feet: Assessing Self-Reported Knowledge of Low-Temperature Geothermal Energy Development

Abigail Almendarez, Sam Houston State University; Gene L. Theodori, Sam Houston State University; Urs P. Kreuter, Texas A&M University

 

Climate Change, Science, Politics, and Agnotology in the Anthropocene 

Douglas H. Constance, Sam Houston State University

 

The Socioeconomic Impact of Natural Resources Extracted by Multinational Corporations: The Case of the State of Alabama, USA and Sudan, North Africa

Dalal Alkordi, Tuskegee University; Robert Zabawa, Tuskegee University; Thierno Thiam, Tuskegee University

Sunday -  

10:45 am - 

12:00 pm

 - Napoleon C1

February 13, 2022

Session 3 – Agrifood Systems and Practices

The Sociology of Sotol: Tequila’s Cousin

Matthew Franciskovich, Sam Houston State University; Douglas H. Constance, Sam Houston State University

 

From Drugs to Agriculture and Back: Perspectives of Kentucky State University’s Extension Agents on Rehabilitation of potential Kentucky Small Limited Resource Farmers

Laura Rogers, Kentucky State University; Dr. Marion Simon, Kentucky State University; Dr. Gyawali, Kentucky State University 

 

Group Solidity/Cohesion in Three Cases:  La Via Campesina (via Desmarais,) African-American Cooperatives (via Gordon-Nembhard) and The NFO (via Muhm)

Thomas Gray, USDA, Program on Cooperatives

 

Downscaling County-level Crop Yield Information for the Estimation of Parcel-specific Production Potential for Kentucky Farm Lands

Jeremy Sandifer, Kentucky State University; Buddhi R. Gyawali, Kentucky State University

 

Barriers and Bridges to Success: A Mixed Methods Needs Assessment of Texas Small Producers

Katie Tritsch, Texas State University; Ken Mix, Texas State University; Michelle Edwards, Texas State University; Manuel Piña, Jr., Texas A&M University

Sunday -  

10:45 am - 

12:00 pm

 - Napoleon C2

February 13, 2022

Session 4– Engaging with Race and Resources in the Rural Context

Take What You Have To Make What You Need”: Can Small-Scale African American Farmers Help Alleviate Food Insecurity In The Alabama Black Belt Counties?

Folashade Adalumo, Tuskegee University; Robert Zabawa, Tuskegee University; Souleymane Fall, Tuskegee University; Joe Jimmeh, Tuskegee University; Raymond Shange, Tuskegee University; and  David Nganwa, Tuskegee University

 

White supremacy and the persistence of African American poverty in the Mississippi Delta: The role of the Black Middle Class and secondary marginalization.

Mark Harvey, Florida Atlantic University

 

“Tell Your Story”: Farmers, Class, Race, and Inequality

Kelli Russell, Mississippi State University

 

Community Resilience Influenced by Race and Politics in the Context of Large Immigration Raids in Central Mississippi

Diego Thompson, Mississippi State University

Sunday -  

12:00 pm - 

1:00 pm

 - (on your own)

February 13, 2022

Lunch

Sunday -  

1:00 pm - 

2:15 pm

 - Napoleon C1

February 13, 2022

Panel 1: In Pursuit of Rural Prosperity: Development Research to Inform Policy and Practice

Moderator: Robert Zabawa, Tuskegee University

Presenters:
Samantha Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
John J. Green, Southern Rural Development Center

Sunday -  

1:00 pm - 

2:15 pm

 - Napoleon C2

February 13, 2022

Session 5: Rural Identities

Manifold Relations: An Examination into Types of Community Attachment and Commitment

D. Clayton Smith, Western Kentucky University; McKenna N. Hale, Western Kentucky University

 

A Multifaceted Understanding of Producer Identity and Relationships

Audrey E. H. King, Oklahoma State University; Quisto Settle, Oklahoma State University

 

The Farmer She …

Shelley Spiggle, Kentucky State University; Marion Simon, Kentucky State University

 

She Owns It: A Study of Women Landowners in the Missouri Bootheel

Hannah Bullock, University of Mississippi; Anne Cafer, University of Mississsippi

 

Exploring a Preliminary Theory of Identity-Oriented Evaluation

Katie E. Sanders, University of Georgia; Alexa J. Lamm, University of Georgia; Abigail Borron, University of Georgia

Sunday -  

2:30 pm - 

3:45 pm

 - Napoleon C1

February 13, 2022

Session 6 – Research to Action: Informing Extension and Community Development

Using Data to Make a Difference – Wake-Up-Downtown

Rachael Carter, Mississippi State University Extension, Center for Government and Community Development

 

When Does Support from Organizational Leaders Improve Survey Response Rates?

Glenn D. Israel, University of Florida

 

Logic Modeling an Effective Tool for Extension Program Planning and Evaluation

Lila B. Karki and Enrique N. Escobar, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, MD

 

50 Years of Rural Development: The Regional Rural Development Centers and the Southern Focus

Russ Garner, Southern Rural Development Center

 

Policy Center Research Analyst Update- Heir Property Issues faced by Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers (SDFRs)

Kara Woods, Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Research Policy Center

Sunday -  

2:30 pm - 

3:45 pm

 - Napoleon C2

February 13, 2022

Session 7– Rural Realities

The Association between Living Arrangement and Life Satisfaction in Rural Texas

Tze-Li Hsu, Sam Houston State University; Jin Young Choi, Sam Houston State University; Gene Theodori, Sam Houston State University

 

Retirement Migration and Community Attachment: Experiences of Older Adults Moving to Nonmetropolitan Areas in Northern Michigan and North Carolina

Ilona Matysiak, Maria Grzegorzewska University

 

Not Here for Vacation: Hotels as Stop-gap Affordable Housing in Rural Georgia

Kim Skobba, University of Georgia; Terri Lewinson, Dartmouth College; Michael Gawrys, University of Georgia

 

Urban Texas Residents’ Perceptions of Rural People and Places: Data from a 2021 Survey

Gene L. Theodori, Sam Houston State University; Fern K. Willits, The Pennsylvania State University; Michael W-P Fortunato, Creative Insight Community Development

 

Measuring the Impact of Broadband on Quality of Life in Rural Areas: A Systematic Exploration of Literature

John J. Green, Southern Rural Development Center; Jillian Morrison, Delta Directions Consortium/University of Mississippi; Roberto Gallardo, Purdue University; Brian Whitacre, Oklahoma State University; Dave Lamie, Clemson University; Sreedhar Upendram, University of Tennessee

Sunday -  

2:30 pm - 

3:30 pm

February 13, 2022

SAAS Board Meeting

Sunday -  

4:00 pm - 

4:15 pm

February 13, 2022

SAAS General Business Meeting

Sunday -  

5:00 pm - 

 - Grand Ballroom A/B/C

February 13, 2022

SAAS Social/Super Bowl Party

Monday -  

7:45 am - 

3:00 pm

 - Napoleon Foyer Area

February 14, 2022

Registration and Poster Set-Up

Monday -  

8:15 am - 

9:30 am

 - Napoleon C1

February 14, 2022

Session 8 – Human Capital and Rural Communities: Education and Migration

“It is Engrained in Them, that Education Does Not Matter”: Empowering Youth in Kentucky Coal Mining Communities

Mallory E. McDonald, University of Kentucky; Dr. Stacy K. Vincent, University of Kentucky

 

“We Belong Here”: The Resiliency of Rural LGBTQIA+ Teachers

Caleb M. Hickman, University of Kentucky; Dr. Stacy K. Vincent, University of Kentucky 

Examining Education Through a Community Resilience Lens

Yasmin McLaurin, University of Mississippi; Anne Cafer, University of Mississippi; Raeda Anderson, Shepherd Center

 

Puddles of Respite: Spatial Migration Trends from the Dry Corridor of Central America to the United States

Christian Kelly Scott, Mississippi State University; Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, Mississippi State University; Domenico Parisi, Mississippi State University

 

Contribution of H2A Temporary Agricultural Workers U.S. Meat and Livestock Industry: An Econometric Analysis

Osei Yeboah, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University; Cephas Naanwaab, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University; Paula E. Faulkner, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Monday -  

8:15 am - 

9:30 am

 - Napoleon C2

February 14, 2022

Session 9– Technology Adoption and Diffusion

Why is a Drone a Good Farm Management Tool?

William Rogers, Kentucky State University

 

Using the Zero Energy Cool Chamber as an Affordable Storage Technology for Shelf-Life Extension and Vegetable Loss Reduction among Minority Growers

Lucy Asare-Baah, Tuskegee University; Robert Zabawa, Tuskegee University; Lisa Kitinoja, Postharvest Education Foundation; Desmond Mortley, Tuskegee University; David Tackie, Tuskegee University

 

Factors Affecting Awareness and Adoption of Patch Burning

Saroj Adhikari, Oklahoma State University, Omkar Joshi, Oklahoma State University, Sam Fuhlendrof, Oklahoma State University

 

North Carolina Veterans and Limited Resource Farmer’s Self-Reported Farm Safety Needs

Paula E. Faulkner, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Shon Smith, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Robert Cobb, Jr., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Osei Yeboah, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

 

“Input From the Trenches: Farmer Feedback On Technology Adaption”

Cynthia Rice, Kentucky State University; Dr. Buddhi Gyawali, Kentucky State University

Monday -  

9:45 am - 

11:00 am

 - Napoleon C1

February 14, 2022

Panel 2: Race and Racism in Rural America

Panelists:

 

Kenneth L. Robinson, Clemson University; Angie Carter, Michigan Technological University; Mark Harvey, Florida Atlantic University; Keiko Tanaka, University of Kentucky

Monday -  

11:30 am - 

1:00 pm

 - Napoleon C3

February 14, 2022

SRSA Awards Luncheon and Presidential Address: “Climate Change, Agricultural Food Systems, Rural Livelihoods, and Resilience”

Monday -  

1:15 pm - 

2:30 pm

 - Napoleon C1

February 14, 2022

Session 10 – Health and Wellbeing in Rural Communities

Identifying Impacts of COVID-19 in Rural [State]

J. Shane Robinson, Oklahoma State University; Audrey E. H. King, Oklahoma State University; Tyson Ochsner, Oklahoma State University; Paul Weckler, Oklahoma State University; Mark Woodring, Oklahoma State University

 

The Intersection of Paternal Orphanhood or Parental Illness and Child’s Biological Relationship to Household Head on the Physical Health of Children Under Five in Nigeria

Aramide Kazeem, University of West Georgia; John Musalia, Western Kentucky University

 

Race and Space: COVID-19 Disparities, Vaccines, and Hesitancy in the United States’ South

Jasmine Nguyen, University of Mississippi; Anne Cafer, University of Mississippi; Meagen Rosenthal

 

Considering a Rural Capacity Development Framework Using Dialetical Models

Katie Sanders, University of Georgia; Barbara Worley, University of Georgia; Ellen Harrell, University of Georgia; Abigail Borron, University of Georgia; Alexa Lamm, University of Georgia

 

Women Incarcerated in Rural Southern Prisons: A Review of Existing Multidisciplinary Literature and Suggestions for Future Directions

Susan Dewey, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, The University of Alabama, Brittany Gilmer, Associate Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, The University of Alabama, Ariane Prohaska, Associate Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, The University of Alabama, Lauren Yearout, Instructor, Criminology & Criminal Justice, The University of Alabama

Monday -  

1:15 pm - 

2:30 pm

 - Napoleon C2

February 14, 2022

Session 11 – Innovations in Community and Organizational Research

Proposing an Identity-Oriented Framework for Culturally-Responsive Evaluation in Rural Communities

Katie Sanders, University of Georgia; Alexa J. Lamm, University of Georgia; Abigail Borron, University of Georgia

 

Manifold Relations: An Examination into Types of Community Attachment and Commitment

  1. Clayton Smith, Western Kentucky University; McKenna N. Hale, Western Kentucky University

 

A Preliminary Analysis of the Effects of Selected Characteristics on Record Keeping by Small Producers in South Central Alabama

David Nii Tackie, Khali N. Jones, Francisca A. Quarcoo, Gwen Johnson, Jeffrey Moore, and Alphonso Elliott, Tuskegee University

 

Qualitative Analysis of Participation in One Women’s Campus Organization

Brooklynn J. Wynveen, Sam Houston State University; Sara Jansen Perry, Baylor University

Monday -  

2:45 pm - 

3:45 pm

 - Napoleon Foyer Area

February 14, 2022

Poster Session

Title Author(s)
“Agricultural Food Systems: In a State of Flux as the Supply Chain Resets” Cynthia Rice, Kentucky State University; Dr. Buddhi Gyawali, Kentucky State University; Dr. Marion Simon
“Climate Change: Possible Future Scenarios for the Agricultural Community” Cynthia Rice, Kentucky State University; Dr. Buddhi Gyawali, Kentucky State University; Dr. Marion Simon
Accessibility Experiences among Individuals with Physical Disabilities who use Wheelchairs in Rural Regions Dr. Kaycee Bills, Fayetteville State University
The Effects of the Globalization of the Agrifood Business on Rural Farmers Edith-Marie Green, the University of Mississippi
The Benefits of Extension Program Area Specialization: A Look at Client Satisfaction and Outcomes Mallory L. Cotter, University of Florida
Glenn D. Israel, University of Florida
Co-Developing Climate-Smart Strategies for Alabama Row Crop Producers and Agricultural Stakeholders Stewart, Hannah, Auburn University; Michelle R. Worosz, Auburn University; McKayla Robinette, Auburn University; Brenda Ortiz, Auburn University; Audrey Gamble, Auburn University; Leah Duzy, Compliance Services International; and Rishi Prasad, Auburn University
A qualitative study on the coverage of climate change effects on fishers by online news sources Harsha Elizabeth James, University of Florida; Laura A. Warner, University of Florida
Federal Financial Benchmarking: Outreaching and Recruiting Agricultural Producers Online. Henry Flowers and Jose Lopez, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Farm Business Management and Benchmarking in Time of COVID-19. Jose Lopez, Kelley Smith, Henry Flowers, Yves Kacou, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Impacts of Drought on Corn and Soybean Production in the Southeastern United States. Kabita Paudel, Jeremy Sandifer, Buddhi Gyawali, College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences, Kentucky State University.
Service Learning for Undergraduates Residing in Rural Regions: An Analysis of Learning Rural Community Resources Dr. Kaycee Bills, Fayetteville State University
Federal Financial Benchmarking: Outreaching and Recruiting Agricultural Producers through Professionally Networking Kelley Smith, Texas A&M University- Commerce; Dr. Jose Lopez, Texas A&M University- Commerce

 

 

   
Title Author
“Climate-Smart” Information Exchanges in the Future of Farming McKayla R. Robinette, Auburn University; Michelle R. Worosz, Auburn University; Hannah Stewart, Auburn University; Ryan Thomson, Auburn University; Brenda Ortiz, Auburn University, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service; Audrey Gamble, Auburn University, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service; Leah Duzy, Compliance Services Internation; Rishi Prasad, Auburn University, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service
Assessing the impacts of changing climatic conditions in agricultural economy in the Southeastern USA Suraj K C, Kabita Paudel, Jeremy Sandifer, Dr. Buddhi Gyawali; Kentucky State University
Trust in Trying Times: A quantitative study to understand rural, suburban, and urban American’s trust of COVID-19 information sources. Naik Wali, University of Florida; Lauri M. Baker, University of Florida, Angela B. Lindsey, University of Florida; Ashley McLeod-Morin, University of Florida
A Snapshot of North Carolina Veteran and Limited Resource Farmer’s Input about Mental Health Needs Paula E. Faulkner, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Shon Smith, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Robert Cobb, Jr., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Osei Yeboah, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Food Security Challenges for University Freshmen and their Families during the Pandemic Shutdown Semester Robert L. Williams, Hailey Cooper, Kasey Curtin, & Clanci Richardson
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Local and regional food systems in the South: Engaging new frontiers Russ Garner, Southern Rural Development Center
Community focus group discussions lead to understanding of local experience, perception, and opinions regarding surface mining, reclamation practices, and the utilization of reclaimed surface mine lands in the eastern region of Kentucky Whitney Tara Maynard, Kentucky State University; Dr. Buddhi Gyawali, Kentucky State University; Cynthia Rice, Kentucky State University;

Monday -  

3:45 pm - 

4:45 pm

 - Napoleon C1

February 14, 2022

SRSA Business Meeting (all attendees encouraged to attend)

Monday -  

4:45 pm - 

5:30 pm

 - Napoleon C1

February 14, 2022

SRSA Executive Council Meeting

Monday -  

6:00 pm - 

 - Room number TBA

February 14, 2022

SRSA Presidential Reception

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