Ohio Survey of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Issues, Department of Human and Community Resource Development

Food System Publications

Public Reports

Bean Smith, Molly, and Jeff S. Sharp. 2008. A Current and Retrospective Look at Local Food Consumption and Support Among Ohioans. Topical Report from the 2008 Ohio Survey of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Issues. Columbus, OH: Department of Human and Community Resource Development. 5 pages.

Bean Smith, Molly, and Jeff S. Sharp, and Melanie Miller. 2006. A Comparison of Attitudes about Local and Organic Foods, Health and Farming. Topical Report from the 2005 Motivated food Consumer Study. Columbus, OH: Department of Human and Community Resource Development. 8 pages.

Rauch, Andrew, Molly Bean Smith, and Jeff S. Sharp. 2005. "Ohioans' Attitudes about Local and Organic Foods." Topical Report from the 2004 Ohio Survey of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Issues. Columbus, OH: Department of Human and Community Resource Development. 8 pages.

Sharp, Jeff S. 2003. "Ohioans' Attitudes about Local and Organic Foods." Topical Report from the 2002 Ohio Survey of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Issues. Columbus, OH: Department of Human and Community Resource Development. 2 pages.

Academic Publications

Tucker, Mark, Sherrie R. Whaley and Jeff S. Sharp. 2006. Consumer perceptions of food-related risks. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 41(2): 135-146.

Teratanavat, Ratapol. 2004. Essays on Consumer Purchase Decisions and Health and Nutrition Information on Functional Foods. Ph.D. Dissertation. Ohio State University.

Whaley, S.R., and Tucker, M. 2004. The influence of perceived food risk and source trust on media system dependency. Journal of Applied Communications, 88(1): 9-27.

Presentations

Sharp, Jeff S. 2007. "The Case for Local Foods." Presentation at the Mid-Ohio Valley: Ag. Opportunities Conference.

Sharp, Jeff S. 2007. "Ohioans Views of Agriculture & Local Foods." Presentation at the 28th Annual OEFFA Conference.

Smith, M.B. 2006. "The Diversity of Alternative Food System Supporters." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Louisville, KY.

Sharp, Jeff S. 2006. “The Case for Local Foods: A Global (and local) Perspective. Presentation to Garden Club of America Zone X Horticulture Symposium. Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH

Shang, Wenjing and Neal H. Hooker. 2006d. Scales or Stars? Consumer Preferences for Food Quality Signals. Selected paper presented at AAEA Summer Meeting, Long Beach, CA. July 23-26, 2006. This paper uses survey data to determine consumer preferences among a set of four alternative labels messaged reporting hypothetical plant level food safety performance scores.

Sharp, Jeff S. 2006. "The Case for Local Foods: Roots, Profiles & Action.” Keynote Address, Social Responsibility Initiative Conference. Columbus, OH.

Disla, Elba Y. and Jeff S. Sharp. 2005. “Determinants of Consumers’ Diet-Health Consciousness and its Influence on Consumer’s Choice to Buy Functional Foods in the State of Ohio.” Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Tampa, FL.

Sharp, Jeff S. and Molly Bean Smith. 2005. “Citizen Support for Local versus Organic Food System Research: Results from a Survey of Ohioans.” Paper presented at the Joint 2005 Annual Meetings of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. Portland, OR.

Sharp, Jeff S. 2005. “Understanding Ohio Organic and Local Food Consumers.” Presentation at Second Annual Tri-State Diversity Conference. Cincinnati, OH.

Sharp, Jeff S., Molly Bean Smith and Shoshanah Inwood. 2005 (March 5). "Characterizing Local and Organic Food Consumers." Presentation at the 2005 Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association annual conference. Johnstown, OH.

Sharp, Jeff S. 2005. “Characterizing Local and Organic Consumers.” Presentation to Ohio River Valley Farm Marketing Conference. Mason, OH.

Jeff S. Sharp. 2005 (February 23). "Characterizing Local and Organic Food Consumers." Presentation to Ohio River Valley Farm Marketing Conference. Mason, OH.

Jeff S. Sharp. 2005 (January 20). "Characterizing Local and Organic Food Consumers." Presentation to Ohio Agricultural Direct Marketing Assocaition. Toledo, OH.

Smith, Molly Bean and Jeff S. Sharp. 2004 Factors Associated with Support for Local and Organic Foods in Ohio. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Sacramento, CA.

Teratanavat, Ratapol P. and Neal H. Hooker. 2004. Understanding Factors Affecting Consumer Purchase Decisions for Functional Foods. Paper presented at IFT Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.