The Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 9 (2021), 2

Titel der Ausgabe 
The Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 9 (2021), 2
Weiterer Titel 
Agriculture, the Environment, and Plain People

Akron, Ohio u.a. 2021: Selbstverlag
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237 S.
Open Access (online)



The Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies (JAPAS)
United States
Cory Anderson 7010 State Route 241 Millersburg, OH 44654 United States of America 1-330-473-4774
Martin Lutz, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften/ Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

This issue of the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies (JAPAS) contributes to a dearth of literature on ways to understand how plain Anabaptist culture influences agri-environmental beliefs and practices and how it informs outreach and research. Only a few studies currently focus on outreach with plain Anabaptist growers (e.g., Brock, Ulrich-Schad, and Prokopy 2018; Bergefurd 2011; Jepsen and Mann 2015; Stoltzfus 2019; Hoorman and Spencer 2001/2002). This issue of JAPAS is the first comprehensive publication to include research articles and service provider reports focusing on plain people and agriculture. This issue addresses the history of Anabaptist agriculture and environmental practices; complications of applying agrarian ideals; collaboration with and within the community; and extension programming, communication, and collaborations. These research articles and service provider reports highlight insights from past outreach efforts and opportunities for future improvement.



Guest Editor’s Introduction: Outreach and Applied Agriculture Research with Plain Anabaptists: Lessons Learned and Future Directions 107
Caroline Brock

Original Research Articles

Caring for the Land and the Livestock: Anabaptist Agricultural Practices in
Europe and Colonial Pennsylvania 111
Rebecca Shenton

Performing Amish Agrarianism: Negotiating Tradition in the Maintenance of
Pennsylvania Dairy Farms 125
Nicole Welk-Joerger

Methodological Considerations for Amish-Focused Opinion Research:
Lessons from a Study of Beliefs and Practices about Agriculture and the
Environment 141
David Hockman-Wert

Farm Food Safety Training for Amish Produce Growers Covered under the
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 151
Luke F. LaBorde, Jeffrey H. Stoltzfus, and Kaila Thorn

Research Notes and Service Provider Reports

Ohio’s Amish and Mennonite Produce Growers: Farm Trends, Information Needs, and Agricultural Communication Preferences 165
Brad Bergefurd

The Success of Plain People’s Produce Auctions and Partnership with
Missouri Extension 177
James Quinn, John Kruse, Londa Nwadike, Jaime Piñero, and David

Effective Communication and Programming When Working with Amish
Farmers: Reflections from a Wisconsin Agriculture Educator 191
Vance Haugen

Providing Agricultural Information to Amish and Mennonite Farmers:
Creative Adaptations to Wisconsin Extension Programs and Communications 197
Richard Halopka

Hotline Number to Reach and Offer Agricultural Information to Plain
Anabaptists during the COVID-19 Workplace Closures 201
Emily Shoop, Carly Becker, Nathan Glenn Briggs, and Danielle Smarsh

Agricultural Support for the Old Colony Mennonites of Belize: A
Collaborative Effort between North American Old Order Mennonites and a
Cornell Extension Educator 211
Judson Reid

Research from Plain People
Penn State Extension Services and Plain People: An Inside Perspective on a Trust-based Relationship 221
Phillip L. Martin

Book Reviews

Amish Women: Work and Change- An Investigation into the Lives of Amish
Women in Pennsylvania and Ohio—Frances M. Handrick 232
Reviewed by Amy Schlabach

Blessings and Burdens: 100 Years of Hutterites in Manitoba— Ian Kleinsasser 235
Reviewed by Martin Lutz

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Bestandsnachweise Online-ISSN: 2471-6383, Print-ISSN: 2471-6391