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July 17, 2023
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Farm Medicine scientist receives award for scholarly excellence
Florence Becot, Ph.D., associate research scientist with the National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, is part of a team that received the Excellence in Scholarship award from the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society for their integrated research and Extension work.
Dr. Becot and colleagues Shoshanah Inwood, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, and Andrea Rissing, Ph.D., Arizona State University, received the award June 3 during the society’s annual conference at Boston University.
Becot, Inwood and Rissing conduct research on the social and economic challenges faced by farm households, and seek to understand how access to quality affordable child care, health care and health insurance impacts both the quality-of-life of farm households and farm business development and resilience. The society acknowledged their research as making a vital contribution to farm viability, rural economies and quality of life.
To bring awareness to the social and economic challenges experienced by farm families, as well as their consequences, Becot and Inwood are helping to organize a one-day online conference, Sept. 13, supported by the Farm Foundation. Co-organizers include the National Farm Medicine Center, The Ohio State University, USDA Economic Research Service and Colorado State University. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the journal Agriculture and Human Values.
(From left) Andrea Rissing, Arizona State University; Florence Becot, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute; and Shoshanah Inwood, The Ohio State University; received the Excellence in Scholarship award from the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society at its annual conference.