Cultivating Skill, Growing Knowledge: A Comparative Study of Skilling Institutions in U.S. Alternative Agriculture

Bradley Jones

Brad's research explores alternative agriculture, environmental social movements, solidarity economies, and neo-agrarianism in the United States, with a particular interest in young and beginning farmers. Focusing on Appalachia and the Hudson Valley of New York, Brad’s dissertation project examines the cultivation of autonomous institutions to support alternative food production: land trusts, community-supported agriculture, open-source technological innovation and seed breeding, and in particular peer-to-peer knowledge networks.