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Matthew B. Hoffman

Email Address: 
mbhoffman@ucdavis.edu
Summary Academic Interest: 

Matthew studies social networks of knowledge sharing among farmers and outreach professionals. A farmer's position in the social network can have a positive or negative impact on his or her ability to access and spread useful knowledge. Knowledge networks can be leveraged to optimize the benefits of social learning through outreach activities designed to build social capital. His work focuses on California's viticulture and wine sector. Matthew is also the Grower Program Coordinator at the Lodi Winegrape Commission, where he puts his research into practice to designing innovative outreach programs for the Lodi winegrape grower community. Focal areas: agrifood system analysis, agrifood systems governance, place and practice, social network analysis, and sustainability science.

Education: 

B.S. Decidious Fruit Crops, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
M.S. Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture/Rural Sociology, Iowa State University

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Defining sustainable agriculture from the farmers' perspective1.07 MB
2011 Lodi Winegrowers Survey: Report of results8.65 MB
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.38 MB
Learning pathways for viticulture management203.16 KB
Practice Adoption and Management Goals of Lodi Winegrape Growers1.23 MB
Winegrower Perceptions of Sustainability Programs in Lodi, California774.61 KB
Sustainability Practice Adoption and Management Goals of Napa Valley, CA Winegrape Growers350.07 KB
Sustainability Programs in the Napa Valley Viticulture Region of California: Winegrape Grower Perceptions and Participation340.98 KB
Sustainability Practice Adoption and Management Goals of Central Coast, CA Winegrape Growers371.34 KB
Sustainability Programs in the Central Coast Viticulture Region of California: Winegrape Grower Perceptions and Participation332.96 KB
The Perceived Benefits and Costs of Sustainability Practices in California Viticulture470.44 KB