Planning for agri-food systems
I am currently an Assistant Professor of Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph. I received my BA and MA in Geography from Brock University and completed my PhD in Rural Studies at the University of Guelph. I have worked extensively with rural communities in southern and northern Ontario, examining issues related to farmland loss, agricultural viability, land use conflicts and social aspects of rural life. I have a diverse background in agricultural planning, including measuring farmland loss in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, exploring the value of Agricultural Advisory Committees within southern Ontario and planning for agricultural expansion, local food development and migration in northern Ontario.