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Food Systems Research, selected

$13,028,000+ in grant funding as PI and Co-PI

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USDA Sustainable Agriculture and Research

Brent Ross, PI and Jennifer Robinson et al Co-PIs.

“Building Resilience to Shocks and Disruptions: Creating Sustainable and Equitable Local and Regional Food Systems in the US Midwest Region and Beyond.”


OPEN POSITION: Project coordinator to manage all aspects of a large federally-funded (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)) and multi-institutional Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant program. The goal of the project is to build local and regional food systems that are resilient to multiple shocks (such as pandemics, climate change, and foodborne pathogens) and safeguard nutritutional security as well as productivity. The selected individual will report to the Project Director. Remote friendly. Full description.

Indiana Alternative Farmers

Images and Voices

Selling Local: Why Local Food Movements Matter  

Jennifer Meta Robinson and James Farmer. Indiana University Press, 2017

Why Local, Why Now?--Chapter 1

Growing Capacity--Chapter 5

Systems Approach--Chapter 6

The Farmers' Market Book: Growing Food, Cultivating Community 

Jennifer Meta Robinson and J.A. Hartenfeld (2007)

Best Books of Indiana finalist

The Bloomington Farmers' Market--Chapter 3

Market Customers--Chapter 4

Market Vendors--Chapter 5

Market Generations--Chapter 6

New Farms, New Farmers--Chapter 7

Market Futures--Chapter 8


Teaching Environmental Literacy

Eds. Heather Reynolds, Eduardo Brondizio, and Jennifer Robinson (2012)

Using Authentic Science in Climate Change Education 

Rebecca Jordan, Amanda E. Sorensen b, Rachael Shwomb, Jennifer Meta Robinsonc, Cynthia Isenhourd, Steven Graye, Mary Nuccif, and Diane Ebert-Maye. Applied Environmental Education & Communication (2018).

Integrating the Social Sciences to Enhance Climate Literacy.

Shwom, R., C. Isenhour, R. C. Jordan, A. M. McCright, J. M. Robinson. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2017).

Making the Land Connection: Local Food Farms and Sustainability of Place.

Jennifer Meta Robinson. In The Greening of Everyday Life: Challenging Practices, Imaging Possibilities.  Ed. by Jens Kersten and John M. Meyer.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2016. 198-210.

Farmers' Markets, CSAs, and the Privilege in Eating Local.

James R. Farmer, Charles Chancellor, Jennifer M. Robinson, Stephanie West & Melissa Weddell (2014) Agrileisure, Journal of Leisure Research, 46:3, 313-328, DOI: 10.1080/00222216.2014.11950328

Soil as Home

​My creative writing in sense of place.  

Awarded an Indiana Arts Commission grant


The IU Campus Farm

Affiliated Faculty





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