Links and References to Value-Added Agriculture

The Michigan State University Product Center:

Michigan Cheese Makers Cooperative:

Vinifera program at SupAgro in Montpellier:

Zach Paskiet, Rich Pirog. “A Geography of Taste: Iowa’s Potential for Developing Place-based and Traditional Foods.”

Ginger Hentz. May 8, 2012. “Food Speaks: Integrating Local Culture and Contributing to Economic Vitality Through Food.”

Dr. Ron Perry’s “Exploring Wines & Vines” course:
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The regional daily newspaper in Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Libre,published report of the 2011 visit by Michigan State University students and Extension Educators:,400929.php

Rob Sirrine. 2012. “Ag Forum: GT Market Moves Forward.” Traverse City Record July 14, 2012.

Yvonne (Bonnie) Wichtner-Zoia. May 8, 2012. “New Economy Tourism is About Authenticity, Green Practices and Sustainability.”


French visitors Jean-Francois Pouget and Jean Poudevigne (April 14, 2010) reporting on their observations of value-added agriculture and agritourism in Michigan. Video
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General References:

Nicholls, S., and Walk, M. (2011). Visioning the Future of Agri-Tourism in Michigan: Lessons from Hérault, France. 2011 National Extension Tourism Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, March 9-11.

Nicholls, S. (2012). Promoting Agri-Tourism in Michigan and Beyond. 14th Annual National Value Added Conference, Traverse City, Michigan, June 24-26.

Geographical Indication References:

Allaire, Gilles, François Casabianca, and Erik Thévenod-Mottet. 2011. “Geographical Origin: A Complex Feature of Agro-food Products.” Pp. 1-12 in Labels of Origin for Food. Local Development, Global Recognition, edited by Elizabeth Barham and Bertil Slyvander. Oxfordshire, UK: CABI International.

Babcock, Bruce A., and Roxanne Clemens. 2004. “Geographical Indications and Property Rights: Protecting Value-Added Agricultural Products.” Ames, Iowa: Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research and Informaiton Center, Iowa State University.

Barham, Elizabeth (Ed.). 2010. American Origin Products (AOPs): Proetecting a Legacy. Versoix (Geveva), Switzerland: oriGIn, Organization for an Interanational Geographical Indications Network.

Bérard, Laurence, Marie Cegarra, Marcel Djama, Sélim Louafi, Philippe Marchenay, Bernard Roussel, and François Verdeaux (Eds.). 2005. Biodiversity and Local Ecological Knowledge in France. Paris: INRA, CIRAD, IDDRI, IFB.

Dev, Gangjee. 2012. Relocating the Law of Geographical Indications. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Giovannucci, Daniele, Jim Josling, William Kerr, Bernard O’Connor, and May T. Yeung. 2009. “Guide to Geographical Indications. Linking Products and Their Origins.” Geneva, Switzerland: International Trade Centre.

Jacobsen, Rowan. 2010. American Terroir. Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields. New York, New York: Bloomsbury USA.

Kurlansky, Mark. 2009. The Food of a Younger Land. A Portraint of American Food. New York, New York: Riverhead Books.

Lovenworth, Stanton J., and Mark Shiner. 2008. “Protecting Geographically Unique Psroducts. Some Think the US System Needs Fixing.” New York Law Journal.

Torsen, Molly. 2005. “Apples and Oranges: French and American Models of Geographic Indicastons Politics Demonstraste an International Lack of Consensus.” The Trademark Reporter 95(6):1415-45.

van de Kop, Petra, Denis Sautier, and Astrid Gerz (Eds.). 2006. Origin-Based Products. Lessons for Pro-Poor Market Development. Amsterdam and Montpellier: KIT and CIRAD.

Vandecandelaere, Emilie, Filippo Arfini, Giovanni Belletti, and Andrea Marescotti. 2009-2010. “Linking People, Places and Products. A Guide for Promoting Quality Linked to Geographical Origin and Sustainable Geographical Indications.” Rome, Italy: FAO and SINER-GI.