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Name: James Farmer
Title: Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator
Office: Recreatin and Park Resources / COEHS
Phone: 304-696-2923
Email: farmerj@marshall.edu
Expert:
 
Achievements

Research Based:
 
Conference Presentations:
Farmer, J. (Accepted). Factors influencing the adoption of conservation easements. Natural Areas Association, Annual Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

Farmer, J., Shubowitz, D., Wilk, R., Farmer, S, & Wiley, A. (2010). Assessing local food systems: part 1. Food in Bloom: Cross Pollination and Cultivation of Food Systems, Cultures and Methods. Association for the Study of Food and Society - Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society – Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, Annual Meeting. Bloomington, IN.

Farmer, J. & O’Donnell, M. (2010). Developing a sense of place and fostering land conservation. Land Trust Alliance regional meeting, Columbus, OH.

Farmer, J., Chancellor, C., & Fischer, B. (2010). The unstructured outdoors vs. environmental education: what influences individuals to preserve land? Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. Martinsville, IN.

Knapp, D. & Farmer, J. (2009). Long-term impact of a visit to Glacier Bay National Park. National Association for Interpretation, Annual Conference, Providence, RI.

Farmer, J., Chancellor, C., & Fischer, B. (2009). Conservation easement adoption process: motivations, variables, and the decision process. Natural Areas Association, Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA.

Farmer, J., Fischer, B., & Chancellor, C. (2009). Conservation easement adoption: connecting with conservation easement users. 2009 Land Trust Alliance- Midwest Workshop. Madison, WI.

Farmer, J., Chancellor, C., & Fischer, B. (2008). Significant life experience and the impact of early life outdoor experiences on later life pro-environmental behavior. 2009 North American Association for Environmental Education Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.

Farmer, J., Fischer, B., & Chancellor, C. (2008). Motivations for using conservation easements as land protection tools: A qualitative study. International Congress for Conservation Biology. Chattanooga, TN.

Farmer, J. (2008). Factors influencing staff retention at summer resident camps in southern Indiana. 2008 American Camp Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Farmer, J., Chancellor, C., & Fischer, B. C. (2008). The influences of early outdoor experiences on the use of conservation easements for land protection: A qualitative analysis. 2008 Coalition for Education in the Outdoors, Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN.

Bishop, C.F., Weiser, I., Yoshino, A., Shellman, A., Farmer, J., & Hegarty, C. B. (2008). Outcomes of many voices: Assessing an residential environmental education experience via multiple stakeholders. 2008 American Camp Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Farmer, J., Fischer, B., & Chancellor, C. (2007). Motivations for the use of conservation easements as tools for personal land conservation and preservation in Indiana. Indiana Academy of Science, 123rd Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Farmer, J. & Knapp, D. (2007). A qualitative analysis of the long-term impact of an elementary environmental education field trip on ecological/ environmental knowledge and attitude development, 2007 North American Association for Environmental Education Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach, VA.

Farmer, J. & Knapp, D. (2007).Sharing their story: impact of interpretation experiences on program participants, 2007 National Association for Interpretation, Wichita, KS.

Hegarty, C.B., Shellman, A., Farmer, J., & Ewert, A. (2007). Establishing a research partnership between camp and gown: The genesis of a strategic alliance with academia. American Camp Association (ACA) National Conference, Austin, TX.
 
 
Grants:
$2,000 (funded) Farmer, J. (2010). Marshall University Summer Research Support.

$169 (funded) Farmer, J. (2010). Quinlan Faculty Support Program. Grant for research dissemination. Marshall Univ.

$30,000 (funded) Farmer, J. (principal investigator), Shubowitz, D., Wilk, R., & Farmer, S. (2009). ISDA Market Promotion and Distribution Grant Program. Indiana Department of Agriculture - Specialty Crops Block Grant Program.

$219 (funded) Farmer, J. (2009). Quinlan Faculty Support Program. Grant for research dissemination. Marshall University.

$24,000 (funded) Knapp, D. (principal investigator), Farmer, J., Dawson, S., & Koenig, J. (2009). Impact of a resident camp experience on children and youth with chronic illness. Faculty Research Support Program, Indiana University.

$1,000 (funded) Farmer, J. (principal investigator) & Chancellor, C. (2009). Variables in the adoption of conservation easements: a Midwestern perspective. Leisure Research Institute (LRI), Indiana University.

$1,000 (funded) Farmer, J. (principal investigator) & Chancellor, C. (2007). Motivations and factors contributing to the use of conservation easements by Indiana landowners. LRI, Indiana University.

$400 (funded) Farmer, J. (2008). Travel Grant-In-Aid, School of HPER, Indiana
University.

$715 (funded) Farmer, J. (principal investigator) & Knapp, D. (2007). Influences on camp staff retention. LRI, Indiana University.
 
 
Publications:
Farmer, J., Knapp, D., Chancellor, C., Fischer, B., Meretsky V., & Basman C. (Revised and Resubmitted). Factors Influencing the Adoption of Conservation Easements. Conservation Biology.

Chancellor, C., Norman, W., Farmer, J., & Coe, E. (Revise and Resubmit). Land trusts and tourism entities: A sustainable approach to natural resource preservation? Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Farmer, J., Chancellor, C., & Fischer, B.C. (Under Review). Room to romp and roam, how open space and natural areas may impact land conservation behavior. Natural Areas Journal.

Farmer, J., Chancellor, C., & Fischer, B. (In Press). Motivations for using conservation easements as a land protection mechanism: a mixed methods analysis. Natural Areas Journal.

Farmer, J., Shubowitz, D., Farmer, S., Wilk, R., & Wiley, A. (In Press). Abstract: Assessing local food systems: part 1. Presented at Association for the Study of Food and Society - Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society – Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, Annual Meeting. Appetite.

Kozub, M. F. & Farmer, J. (In Press). Physical activity, free time motivation, and perceptions
of middle school children. The Physical Educator.

Farmer, J. & Knapp, D. (2008). Interpretation programs at a historic preservation site: a mixed methods study of long-term impact. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2(4), 340-361.

Farmer, J., Knapp, D., & Benton, G. (2007). A qualitative analysis of the long-term impact of an elementary environmental education field trip on ecological/environmental knowledge and attitude development. Journal of Environmental Education, 38(4), 33-42.

Farmer, J., Knapp, D., & Benton, G. M. (2006). Effects of primary sources and field trip experience on the knowledge retention and impact of multicultural content. Multicultural Education, 14(3), 27-31.
 

Professional/Community Based Service:
 
Service:
Community Service and Membership
Huntington Urban Forestry Advisory Committee 2009-present
• Volunteer
Sycamore Land Trust 2006-present
• Environmental education committee & property steward
West Virginia Land Trust 2009-present
• Board of Directors
• Land conservation committee
Whitewater Valley Land Trust 2008-present

Institutional Service
Marshall Sustainability Committee (MU) 2009-present
Mission Statement Committee, School of Kinesiology (MU) 2009-present
Parks and Recreation Organization for Students, Advisor (MU) 2009-present
Undergraduate Program Curriculum Comm., College of Education (MU) 2009-present
HPER Renovation Committee (IU) 2007-2008

Professional Service and Membership
Journal of Mixed Methods Research 2008-present
• Reviewer of manuscripts
Society and Natural Resources: An International Journal 2009-present
• Reviewer of manuscripts
Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Research 2008-present
• Associate Editor
• Reviewer of manuscripts
National Association for Interpretation 2007-present
• Reviewer for the Journal of Interpretation Research
Natural Areas Association 2009-present
North American Association for Environmental Education 2006-present
• Reviewer for annual conference presentation
The Nature Conservancy 2008-present
• Contributor to local publication (Brown County, IN)
 

Awards:
 
Awards
2008 Garrett Eppley Scholarship- $7,000
2007 Garrett Eppley Scholarship- $5,000
2007 Indiana University Fellowship, School of HPER- $2,200
2007 Lebert H. Weir Award: Outstanding Doctoral Student
2006 Indiana University Fellowship, School of HPER-$1,000
 

Other Achievements:
 
Invited Talks / Workshops:
Mak, J., Farmer, J., & Abel, R. (2009). Bridging the practitioner academy divide: how stakeholders can work together. West Virginia Recreation and Park Association state meeting.

Farmer, J. (2009). Campus sustainability panel. Power Shift 2009. Appalachian Regional Conference. Huntington, WV.

Farmer, J. & Fischer, B.C. (2007). Understanding conservation easements users: next steps in the inquiry. Presentation to the Indiana Land Protection Alliance. Ft. Benjamin Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, IN.

Strevel, C. & Farmer, J. (2006). Promoting staff retention. American Camp Association (ACA) National Conference, Chicago, IL.
 

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