The Small Farms Research Center at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) conducts and promotes interdisciplinary research on the economic and social development of limited resource, new and beginning farmers and ranchers and rural entrepreneurs in Alabama’s underserved communities.
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Our research focuses on risk management, food safety,
land use, quality of life, and methods for studying small farms and
policies for stimulating their development. We seek to advance our
understanding of socioeconomic processes and our ability to explain
state and county differences in rates of growth and levels of
Our goal is to create learning opportunities and to provide research
support for those engaged in small farm and community development
research, and to bring together scholars from across campus and
around the nation to create an intellectually rich environment for the
conduct of small farm and community development research. We
sponsor seminars, workshops, and conferences, providing a forum for
exchanging ideas and discussing small farms and community
development research and issues.