Welcome to the website home of the Rural Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. Click on the menu items above or the links to the right to explore both the history and current efforts of the group.
The Rural Geography Specialty Group has several offices that are open for nominations this year and we are seeking motivated individuals that are interested in serving their discipline through the work of the Rural Geography Specialty Group. Terms are three years in length, with the exception of student representative, which is a two-year position. You can run for multiple terms as a RGSG officer. For more information or to be added to the 2017 ballot, please email Secretary/Treasurer, Dawn M. Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may self-nominate or nominate someone else for the positions below. Nominations will close at the RGSG Business Meeting at the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston on Friday April 7, 2017 (11:50am-12:50pm in Room 308 of the Hynes Convention Center)
Director – East Lakes Region
Director – New England and St. Lawrence Valley Region
Director – Southwest Region
Director – Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Region
The Rural Geography Specialty Group promotes research and education related to contemporary rural landscapes, societies, and economies in the developed and developing world. Specialty group members conduct research across an array of topics, including agriculture; land use; environmental governance; population; rural health, crime, and poverty; food systems; indigenous peoples; and rural restructuring processes.
The RGSG Communications team is Allison Brown, Lisa Powell and Ryan Bergstrom. If you are interested in volunteering for this team, please contact the chair, Allison at broccoli1313 at – yahoo.com
New and Continuing Board Members from the 2015 Election:
Secretary/Treasurer: Dawn M. Drake
Director at Large: Allison Brown
West Lakes Director: Chris Laingen
Pacific Coast Director: Gina Thornburg
Student Representative: Sarah Mason
Please follow this link for bios of candidates: https://rgsg.wordpress.com/2015-election-for-board-of-directors/
Electronic Ballots to Follow!
Please enjoy the RGSG Spring 2015 Newsletter: https://rgsg.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/rgsg_spring2015vfinal.pdf
which contains a Quickguide to RGSG sponsored sessions at the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, board election information, U.S. delegates to the Rural Geography Quad Meeting, Networking Update, Humboldt State geographers in the news, recent publications highlighting Rural Geography and Gender, and upcoming conferences and CFPs.
2015 research highlights include:
Michele Bolduc – Navigating the Changing Immigrant Health Care Landscape in Immokalee, Florida
Bill Wetherholt – Exploring Place Attachment in Kansas’ Central Great Plains
Sophie Moore – Ethnographic Fieldwork with the Peasants’ Movement of Papaye (MPP) in Central Haiti
The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2015 that are available for scholars conducting research related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or/and Wyoming. Please see the descriptions below. Follow the link to https://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Apply-for-an-Award.aspxfor further information and application instructions. Applications for 2015 are due by 11:59 p.m. MST on March 15.
Global Challenges and Rural Responses
The Eighth Quadrennial Conference of British,
Canadian, and American Rural Geographers
2015 Swansea – Aberystwyth
July 6-12, 2015
For the full announcement, please go to: https://rgsg.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/2015-quadrennial-call-for-applications.pdf