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 development.
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.