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The Journal of Rural Social Sciences (JRSS) disseminates research on rural issues inclusive of a broad range of disciplines, theoretical perspectives, and research methodologies. JRSS is refereed and published in open access online format.

ISSN: 2151-4178

SCOPE: The Journal of Rural Social Sciences (JRSS), formerly Southern Rural Sociology (SRS), is designed to disseminate research on rural issues inclusive of a broad range of disciplines, theoretical perspectives, and research methodologies. JRSS is refereed and published in open access online format. JRSS is international and interdisciplinary in scope and content. JRSS welcomes original submissions from disciplines and specialty areas including, but not limited to: Rural Sociology; Agricultural Economics; Natural Resource Sociology; Demography and Immigration; Community Sociology; Sociology of Agrifood; Rural Health; Agricultural Education; Cultural Anthropology; Cultural Geography; Rural Policy, and Rural History. JRSS also welcomes proposals for guest-edited special volumes.

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Current Issue: 2015 Volume 30 Number 1

ARTICLES

The Impace of Rurality, Community Attachment, and Community Involvement on Health Among Rural Texans
    Jin Young Choi, E. Miranda Reiter, and Gene L. Theodori

Toward Engagement in Climate Training: Findings from Interviews with Agricultural Extension Professionals
     David C. Diehl, Nicole L. Sloan, Sebastian Galind0-Gonzalez, Wendy-Lin Bartels, Daniel R. Dourte, Carrie Furman, and Clyde W. Fraisse

An Overview of Health and Occupational Hazards of Rural Women in Nigeria
    Taiwo Grace Odeleye

Community Leaders' Perspectives on Shale Development in the New Albany Shale
    Ryan G. Ceresola and Jessica Crowe

RESEARCH NOTE

The Impact of the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program on Participating Florida Farmers: A Research Note
     Nicole Owens and Amy Donley

EDITORIAL NOTE

Outgoing Editor's Concluding Comments
     Douglas H. Constance

Editor-in-Chief:  Douglas H. Constance, Sam Houston State University
Co-Editor: Jin Young Choi, Sam Houston State University
Managing Editor: D. Clayton Smith, Western Kentucky University
Editorial Assistant: Jessica C. Burk, Sam Houston State University
Copy Editor: Brooklynn Wynveen, Clemson University

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