“FARMING ALONE”- AN INVESTIGATION OF INFORMATION FLOWS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS AMONG SMALL-SCALE PORK PRODUCERS IN UPLAND FORESTS
I had the opportunity to spend the last two years of my college experience conducting research under the advisement of Dr. Courtney Quinn focused on the complex social network structure of pork producers in the upstate of South Carolina. We spent the spring and summer of 2017 collecting data points by conducting in person interviews at farmers markets, calling farmers, and online surveying. We then spent fall analyzing and writing the thesis itself.
In addition to writing and researching, I also had the opportunity to present my thesis research in two settings. Once in a powerpoint-style in front of my peers, professors and other members of the Furman community and once at AAG’s Annual conference in New Orleans. Both presentations are below.