Japanese Translation of Tom Lyson's Civic Agriculture Published

Shu Kitano, a former student of Tom Lyson at Cornell University, informs us that a Japanese edition of Tom's seminal book, Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community, has been published in Japan. Shu translated the original into Japanese and provides commentary. He reports that the translation has acquired a broad readership. Kitano is also author of Space, Planning, and Rurality: Uneven Rural Development in Japan (2009, Trafford).

Bibliographic data:

Lyson, Thomas A., translated by Shu Kitano, 2012 (second print, 2017). Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community. Tokyo: AFSP Publishing (Norin Tokei Shuppann Co.).

Tom Lyson Colleague Gil Gillespie Receives Award at Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society Meeting

Gil Gillespie (left) receives AFHVS's Leifetime Achievement Award, June 16, 2018We're so pleased to share that Gilbert (Gil) W. Gillespie Jr. — colleague and friend to Tom Lyson, and friend of the Lyson Center — was honored with the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society's Richard P. Haynes Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in Sustainable Agriculture for 2018 at its annual meeting in June in Madison, Wisconsin.

In the photo at right, Leland Glenna (at right, AFHVS past president and awards committee chair) presents Gil with the award. (Photo courtesy of Doug Constance and used with permission.)

Read Gil's acceptance remarks

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