Caroline Brock
Associate Teaching Professor
322 Middlebush

Ph.D. Environment and Resources (2010). University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A. Agricultural and Applied Economics (2006). University of Wisconsin-Madison M.S. in Land Resources (2003).

University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI. B.A. in Biology (1996). Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA.

Academic Appointments

Assistant Teaching Professor. Division of Applied Social Sciences. University of Missouri-Columbia. (Fall 2012-Summer 2020).

Senior Research Associate. Stakeholder Engagement & Participatory Research Methods and Food Systems. Research Associate Position. The Ohio State University. (While on research leave from above position-Jan. 2018-Summer 2019).

Research and Teaching

Caroline Brock teaches a variety of interdisciplinary writing intensive classes. The most well known is a large writing intensive class, Amish Communities. She also teaches Sociology of Food and Socioeconomic Perspectives of Science and Technology among others.

Her research falls under three broad categories that complement each other, agricultural sustainability, participatory research in scientific and practitioner understandings, and education research to enhance diversity and inclusion in formal and non-formal educational settings

Select Publications

Brock, C., D. Jackson-Smith, S. Kumarappan, S. Culman, C. Herms and D. Doohan. 2021.  Organic Corn Production Practices and Profitability in the Eastern U.S. Corn Belt. Sustainability 13(16): 8682

​​​​​Brock, C., D. Jackson-Smith, S. Culman, D. Doohan and C. Herms. 2021. Soil balancing within organic farming: negotiating meanings and boundaries in an alternative agricultural community of practice. Agriculture and Human Values 38(2): 449-465.”

Brock, C. C., J. A. Pempek, D. Jackson-Smith, K. Weaver, L. da Costa and G. G. Habing. 2021. Organic dairy producer experiences and decisions related to disease prevention and treatment.Journal of Dairy Science 104(5): 5867-5880.

Brock, C., D. Jackson-Smith, S. Kumarappan, S. Culman, D. Doohan and C. Herms. 2021. The prevalence and practice of soil balancing among organic corn farmers.  Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 36(4): 365-374.

Culman, S. W., C. Brock, D. Doohan, D. Jackson-Smith, C. Herms, V. N. Chaganti, M. Kleinhenz, C. D. Sprunger and J. Spargo. Base cation saturation ratios vs. sufficiency level of nutrients: A false dichotomy in practice. Agronomy Journal n/a(n/a).

Chaganti, V. N., S. W. Culman, C. Herms, C. D. Sprunger, C. Brock, A. Leiva Soto and D. Doohan. Base cation saturation ratios, soil health, and yield in organic field crops. Agronomy Journal n/a(n/a).

Sprunger, C. D., S. W. Culman, L. Deiss, C. Brock and D. Jackson-Smith Which management practices influence soil health in Midwest organic corn systems? Agronomy Journal n/a(n/a).

Dijak, J., L. McCann and C. Brock. 2020. Horse Manure Management by Commercial and Old-Order Amish Equine Operators: Economic and Conservation Implications." Sustainability 12(20): 8723.

Brock, Caroline, Ninive Sanchez, and Deanna Sharpe. 2019 (June). The Pen as a Bridge: Instructor perspectives on incorporating diversity and inclusion in writing intensive courses. Teaching in Higher Education. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2019.1628733

Brock, Caroline, Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad, and Linda Prokopy. 2018. Bridging the divide: Agricultural and conservation support for Amish and Old Order Mennonite Producers. Environmental Management. 61(5). 756-771. DOI 10.1007/s00267-018-0998-5

Schewe, Rebecca, and Caroline Brock. 2018. Stewarding dairy herd health and antibiotic use on U.S. Amish and Plain Mennonite farms. Journal of Rural Studies. 58. 1-11. Open Access link

Ulrich-Schad, Jessica D., Caroline Brock* and Linda Stalker Prokopy. 2017. A comparison of awareness, attitudes, and usage of water quality conservation Practices Between Amish and Non-Amish Farmers, Society & Natural Resources. 30 (12). DOI:10.1080/08941920.2017.1364457 * Ulrich-Schad and Brock shared equal work in this publication.

Qin, Hua, Elizabeth Bent*, Caroline Brock*, Yassine Dguidegue, Elizabeth Achuff, Meghan Hatcher, and Ojetunde Ojewola. 2017. Fifteen years after the Bellingham ISSRM: An empirical evaluation of Frederick Buttel’s differentiating criteria for environmental and resource sociology. Rural Sociology. 83 (1). 6-23.DOI: 10.1111/ruso.12154 *Please note Bent and Brock contributed equally to the article.

DOI: 10.1111/ruso.12154 *Please note Bent and Brock contributed equally to the article. Brock, Caroline, and Bradford Barham. 2013. 'Milk is Milk': Organic dairy adoption decisions and bounded rationality. Sustainability; 5(12):5416-5441. DOI:10.3390/su5125416

Brock, Caroline. 2013. What do college students have to learn from the Amish? Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 01/2013; 1(2):69-89.

Brock, Caroline, and Bradford Barham. 2009. Farm structural change of a different kind: alternative dairy farms in Wisconsin- graziers, organic, and Amish. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 24 (1): 25-37.