Resources & Publications

Pathways Essential Reading List

Land Use Actions: Agriculture and Food Seminar, presentation by Julia Freedgood and Shoshanah Inwood
In this presentation to project partners in Wayne County, OH, Pathways Project team members Julia Freedgood and Shoshanah Inwood discuss opportunities and strategies for how rural communities can plan for agriculture as part of a balanced approach to land use and comprehensive planning.

NADO. (2016). Measuring Rural Wealth Creation: A Guide for Regional Development Organizations. Retrieved from Washington, D.C.:

Pender, J. L., Marré, A., & Reeder, R. (2012). Rural wealth creation: Concepts, strategies, and measures (ERR-131). Retrieved from Washington, DC:

NADO (2019). WealthWorks Evaluation Framework. Retrieved from Washington, DC:

RUPRI. (N.D.). The Comprehensive Rural Wealth Framework. Retrieved from Washington, DC:

Beaulieu, L. J., Kumar, I., Zhalnin, A. V., & Kim, Y. J. (N.D. ). Dimensions of Poverty: The North Central Region of the U.S. Retrieved from West Lafayette, IN:

Cromartie, J. (2017). Rural America at a glance. Retrieved from Washington, D.C.:

Emery, M., & Flora, C. (2006). Spiraling-Up: Mapping Community Transformation with Community Capitals Framework. Community Development, 37(1), 19-35. doi:10.1080/15575330609490152

Freedgood, J., & Fydenkevez, J. (2017). Growing Local: A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems. Retrieved from Northampton, MA:

Goldschmidt, W. (1946). Small Business and the Community: A Study in the Central Valley of California on the Effects of Scale of Farm Operations. Retrieved from Washington, D.C.:

Ipsen, A. (2019). Addressing Issues of Power in Community Development. Retrieved from East Lansing, MI:

Lu, R., & Dudensing, R. (2015). What Do We Mean by Value-added Agriculture? Choices, 30(4), 1-8.

Schmit, T. M., Jablonski, B. B., Minner, J., Kay, D., & Christensen, L. (2017). Rural wealth creation of intellectual capital from urban local food system initiatives: Developing indicators to assess change. Community Development, 48(5), 639-656. doi:

Emerson, K., Nabatchi, T., & Balogh, S. (2012). An integrative framework for collaborative governance. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 22(1), 1-29. doi:

Stoker, G. (1996). Governance as theory: Five propositions. International social science journal, 50(155), 17-28. doi:

Clark, J. K., Sharp, J. S., & Dugan, K. L. (2015). The agrifood system policy agenda and research domain. Journal of Rural Studies, 42, 112-122. doi:

Low, S. A., Adalja, A., Beaulieu, E., Key, N., Martinez, S., Melton, A., . . . Suttles, S. (2015). Trends in US local and regional food systems: A report to Congress (Report 068). Retrieved from Washington D.C.:

Martinez, S., Hand, M., Da Pra, M., Pollack, S., Ralston, K., Smith, T., . . . Newman, C. (2010). Local food systems; concepts, impacts, and issues (ERR 97). Retrieved from Washington D.C.:

Planning for Agricultureby American Farmland Trust (AFT).
An introduction to AFT’s leadership on planning for agriculture, as well as resources for, and examples on how to support public policies to promote resilient food and farming systems.

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This work is supported by Innovation for Rural Entrepreneurs and Communities Program (grant no. 2019-68006-29681) from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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