Farmers Market Leadership: A Qualitative Exploration of the Influence of Leadership on the Success and Failure of Farmers Markets in Virginia

dc.contributor.authorCoartney, Jama S.en
dc.contributor.authorKaufman, Eric K.en
dc.coverage.countryUnited Statesen
dc.coverage.stateVirginiaen
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-29T11:58:54Zen
dc.date.available2022-07-29T11:58:54Zen
dc.date.issued2022-06-26en
dc.date.updated2022-07-29T03:21:50Zen
dc.description.abstractFarmers markets play an important role within local food systems and short food supply chains (SFSCs); they create community connections. While the number of farmers markets has increased dramatically since 1994, many markets fail, and it is unclear why. Little is known about the influence of leadership practices on their success and decline. This qualitative case study explored how leadership influences factors contributing to success and failure. The first objective explored patterns contributing to the success and failure. The second objective analyzed markets through different lenses of leadership. The study applied a leadership hexad (Jackson et al., 2018); adaptive leadership (Heifetz et al., 2009); and good-to-great leadership principles (Collins, 2011). Findings revealed surging operational changes, strong support in the SFSC, and the need for stabilizing forces. The six lenses of Jackson et al.’s leadership hexad generated nuanced findings about the influences of vendors, champions, and partnerships; the role of managers in supporting the community and entrepreneurship; confusing nature of ownership; planning for succession; surviving the startup phase; professionalizing farmers market management; co-constructing leadership with the community and vendors; evolving the purpose; and leveraging the purpose of farmers markets. Recommendations for future practice include professional development leadership pipelines.en
dc.description.notesPoster Presentationen
dc.description.notesYes, full paper (Peer reviewed?)en
dc.description.versionPublished versionen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.orcidKaufman, Eric [0000-0001-8009-0066]en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/111398en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAssociation of Leadership Educatorsen
dc.relation.urihttps://www.leadershipeducators.org/resources/Documents/Conference%202022/ALE%202022%20Program_FINAL.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.titleFarmers Market Leadership: A Qualitative Exploration of the Influence of Leadership on the Success and Failure of Farmers Markets in Virginiaen
dc.typeConference proceedingen
dc.typePosteren
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
pubs.finish-date2022-06-29en
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Techen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciencesen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences/Agricultural Leadership and Community Educationen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/All T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences/CALS T&R Facultyen
pubs.start-date2022-06-26en
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