The JAFSCD Shareholder Consortium has a number of "Circles" (virtual committees) that advise the journal staff. Circles may be permanent or ad hoc and are led by members of the Consortium. They establish their own governance structure and operate independently. This maximizes thoughtful input to the journal staff and ensures that the journal is being objectively held accountable to its mission.

Partners Circle

JAFSCD Editorial Board (JEB)

Outreach and Engagement Circle

Author Support Circle

Equity Advisors Circle

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Circle

Cover of the spring 2012 issue of JAFSCD (vol. 2, issue 3)

On the cover of our spring 2012 issue on Higher Education and Food Systems, Virginia Tech student Caitlin Miller (left) visits the Hale Y Community Garden with Garden Coordinator Jenny Schwanke (right). The Hale Y is one of Virginia Tech’s premier service-learning sites for the Introduction to Civic Agriculture course and Civic Agriculture and Food System minor. See the paper Sustainable agriculture education and civic engagement: The significance of community-university partnerships in the new agricultural paradigm in this issue. Photo by Kelsey Kradel.