Producing Regions: Connecting Place-Making with Farming Practices

John Strauser, W. P. Stewart, B. Leitschuh

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Social Scientists have spent decades researching the facilitators and barriers to adopt conservation-based farming practices. Recent reviews of the literature have called on researchers to expand spatial scales to consider social processes at a regional or watershed level. As we look to expand spatial scales for research, the literature associated with regional production offers useful insight. In this perspective, we adapt frameworks that recognize the conceptual alignment of place-making and regionality. By framing regional production as place-making processes, we suggest a model to inform future research and policies that would enhance the compatibility of agriculture and conservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1012-1020
Number of pages9
JournalSociety and Natural Resources
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2022


  • Conservation
  • farming
  • place-making
  • region

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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