Refereed Publications:

Rossi, James, Thomas G. Johnson, and Mary Hendrickson. 2017. “The Economic Impacts of Local and Conventional Food Sales.” Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics DOI:

Jablonski, B., M. Hendrickson, S. Vogel and T. Schmitt.  2017.  “Local and Regional Food Systems Driving Rural Economic Development.”  Chapter 3 in Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities. USDA and Federal Reserve System Collaboration Joint Publication.

Murakami, C.D., M. K. Hendrickson and M. A. Siegel. 2016. Sociocultural tensions and wicked problems in sustainable agriculture education. Agriculture and Human Values. doi:10.1007/s10460-016-9752-x.

Hendrickson, M.K. and H.S. James, Jr. 2016.  Power, Fairness and Constrained Choice in Agricultural Markets: A Synthesizing Framework. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.

Hendrickson, Mary K. 2015. Resilience in a concentrated and consolidated food systemJournal of Environmental Studies and Science 5:418–431. DOI 10.1007/s13412-015-0292-2

Hendrickson, Mary, Harvey James  and William D. Heffernan. 2014. “Vertical Integration and Concentration in US Agriculture.” Pp. 1791-1799 in Thompson, P.B., D. M. Kaplan, K. Millar, L. Heldke, L., and R. Bawden, R. (eds), Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. Dordrecht: Springer Science and Business Media.

Constance, Douglas, Mary Henrdickson, Philip H. Howard and William D. Heffernan. 2014. “Economic Concentration in the Agrifood System: Impacts on Rural Communities and Emerging Responses.” Chapter 1 in Conner Bailey, Leif Jensen and Elizabeth Ransom (eds), Rural America in a Globalizing World: Problems and Prospects for the 2010s.  Morgantown WV. West Virginia University Press.  Published August.

Hendrickson, Mary K., Jere L. Gilles, William H. Meyers, Kenneth C. Schneeberger and William R. Folk.  2014. “Choice and voice: creating a community of practice in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.” Agriculture and Human Values DOI 10.1007/s10460-014-9532-4. Accepted July 22.

Constance, Douglas H., Mary Hendrickson and Philip H. Howard. 2014. “Agribusiness concentration: Globalization, market power and resistance.” Pp. 31-58 in William D. Schanbacher (ed) The Global Food System: Issues and Solutions. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

James, Harvey S., Mary K. Hendrickson and Philip H. Howard. 2013. “Networks, power and dependency in the agrifood industry.” Pp. 99-126 in Harvey James (ed) The Ethics and Economics of Competition. Springer.

Lorenzen, Carol L., Mary K. Hendrickson, Kristi L. Savage-Clarke, and Robert M. Torres. 2013      “Impact of adding food defense modules to three different undergraduate curricula.” NACTA Journal 57.2 (June):68-71.

James, Harvey S. and Mary K. Hendrickson. 2010 “Are Farmers of the Middle Distinctively ‘Good Stewards’? Evidence from the Missouri Farm Poll, 2006.” Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics 23(6):571-590.

Weaber, RL, CL Lorenzen, MK Hendrickson, AD Clarke, MC Shannon, RM Torres, KL Savage-Clarke. 2010.  “Evaluation of attitudes, knowledge gained and anticipated behaviors of extension clientele completing food defense training conducted regionally in Missouri.” Journal of Dairy Science 93:189-189.

Mary Hendrickson. 2009. “Creating Alternatives: A Participant Observer’s Reflections on the Emerging Local Food System in Kansas City.”  Southern Rural Sociology Vol. 24(2):169-191.

Lorenzen, C. L.,  M. K. Hendrickson, A. D. Clarke, M. C. Shannon, R. M. Torres, R. L. Weaber, and K. L. Savage-Clarke.  2009 Integrating a food defense educational program across an animal science curriculum.  Journal of Animal Science (87, e-Suppl. 3.):96.

Hendrickson, Mary and Mara Miele, Coordinating Lead Authors. 2009. “Changes in Agriculture and Food Since 1950.” Pp. 20-78  in Agriculture at a Crossroads: North America and Europe. Vol. IV of the International Assessment of Agriculture Science and Technology. Washington DC: Island Press.

Hendrickson, Mary K., Harvey S. James, Jr. and William D. Heffernan. 2008.  “Does the World Need U.S. Farmers Even if Americans Don’t?”  Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics 21(4):311-328.

Hendrickson, Mary, William Heffernan, David Lind and Elizabeth Barham. 2008. “Contractual Integration in Agriculture: Is There a Bright Side for Agriculture of the Middle?” Pp. 79-100 in T. A. Lyson, G.W. Stevenson and R. Welsh (eds) Food and the Mid-Level Farm. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

James, Jr. H.S. and M. K. Hendrickson. 2008. Perceived Economic Pressure and Farmer Ethics. Agricultural Economics 38(3):349-361.

Archer, David W., Julie Dawson, Urs P. Kreuter, Mary Hendrickson, and John M. Halloran.  2008. “Social and Political Influences on Agricultural Systems.”  Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 23:272-284.

Carey, Edward, Katherine Kelly, Mary Hendrickson, Dan Nagengast, James Quinn, Craig Volland and Lala Kumar.  2009. “The Growing Growers Training Program: An Apprenticeship Program for Market Gardeners Serving Kansas City.”  HortTechnology 16:439-443.

Hendrickson, Mary K. and Harvey S. James. “The Ethics of Constrained Choice: How the Industrialization of Agriculture Impacts Farming and Farmer Behavior. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics Vol. 18: 269–291.

Hendrickson, Mary K. and William D. Heffernan. 2002. “Opening Spaces through Relocalization: Locating Potential Resistance in the Weaknesses of the Global Food System.” Sociolgia Ruralis 42(4):347-369.

Thomas W. Gray, William Heffernan and Mary Hendrickson. 2001.  “Agricultural cooperatives and dilemmas of survival.” Journal of Rural Cooperation, Vol. 29(2):167-192.

Hendrickson, Mary, William D. Heffernan, Philip H. Howard and Judith B. Heffernan. 2001. “Consolidation in food retailing and dairy.”  British Food Journal Vol.103 (10):715-728.

Hendrickson, Mary K.. 1997. “The Kansas City Food Circle:  Challenging the Global Food System.”  Unpublished dissertation.  University of Missouri-Columbia.

Hendrickson, Mary K. 1995. “Post-Fordism and the NAFTA Debate.”  Critical Sociology Vol. 21(2): 7-18.

Alessandro Bonanno, Douglas Constance and Mary Hendrickson. 1995 . “Global agro-food corporations and the State:  The case of Ferruzzi.” Rural Sociology, Vol. 60(2):274-296.

Alessandro Bonanno, Andrei Kuznetsov, Simon Geletta, and Mary Hendrickson 1994. “To farm or not to farm? Rural dilemma in Russia and Ukraine.”  Rural Sociology, Vol. 60(2):274-296.

Hendrickson, Mary K. 1994. The NAFTA Waltz: Competing Discourses about a Global Problem.  Unpublished thesis.  University of Missouri-Columbia.


Peer Reviewed Extension Publications

C. Lorenzen, M. Hendrickson, R. Weaber, A. Clarke, M. Shannon and K. Savage-Clarke. 2009. Food Defense: Protecting the Food Supply from Intentional Harm. Agriculture Guide MP914. University of Missouri Extension. Columbia, Missouri.

McKelvery, Bill, Mary Hendrickson and Crystal Weber. 2009. Starting and Operating a Farmers’ Market: Frequently Asked Questions. Guide Sheet G6223. University of Missouri Extension Publications. Columbia, MO.

McKelvey, Bill, Mary Hendrickson and Joe Parcell. 2007. Selling Strategies for Local Producers. Guide Sheet G6222. University of Missouri Extension Publications. Columbia, MO.

Jett, Lewis and Mary Hendrickson. 2006. Marketing Vegetables in Missouri. Guide Sheet G6221. University of Missouri Extension Publications. Columbia, MO.

Technical Publications:

Hendrickson, Mary. 2014. “The Dynamic State of Agriculture and Food: Possibilities for Rural Development?” Farm Credit Administration Symposium on Consolidation in the Farm Credit System. McLean, VA. Published online at

Hendrickson, Mary and Mark Porth. 2012. Urban Agriculture – Best Practices and Possibilities.  Report developed for the Urban Sustainability Directors’ Network on behalf of the cities of Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis.

Mary K. Hendrickson. 2011. Foreword. In K. Peacock, Global Issues: Food Security. Infobase Publishing: New York.

Mary Hendrickson. 2010. “It’s the Relationship! Building Relationships in Community Food Systems.”  Pp. 138-142 in D. Ebodaghe, R. Brown, R. Brumfield, S. Elliot, S. Hardesty, R. Jones, and D. Mellion-Patin (eds), Proceedings of the 5th National Small Farm Conference. USDA: Washington.

Carol L. Lorenzen and Mary Hendrickson. 2009. Why Should I Attend a Food Defense Training for Meat Facility?. Newsletter of the Missouri Association of Meat Processors. November/December.

Hendrickson, Mary. 2009. “What if we really planned our food system?”  Urban Grown, the newsletter of the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture. April.

Hendrickson, Mary, John Wilkinson, William Heffernan and Robert Gronski.  2008. “The Global Food System and Nodes of Power.”  Report prepared for Oxfam America. August.  Posted at

Mary Hendrickson. 2005.  “Can Consolidated Food Systems Achieve Food Security?”  Pp. 21-24 in “New Perspectives on Food Security – Conference Proceedings.”  Published by the Glynwood Center. Cold Springs, NY.

Mary Hendrickson and William Heffernan. 2004. “Lessons for Public Breeding from Structural Changes in the Agricultural Marketplace.” Pp. 11-22 in “Proceedings from the Summit on Seeds and Breeds in the 21st Century” edited by Michael Sligh and Laura Lauffer. Rural Advancement Fund International – USA. Pittsboro, NC.

William D. Heffernan and Mary Hendrickson. 2003. “Vertical Integration from Seed to Shelf.” Proceedings of the 2003 American Seed Trade Association’s Corn and Sorghum Seed Research Conference. Alexandria, VA.

Hendrickson, Mary. 2003. “Book Review: Invisible Giant: Cargill and Its Transnational Strategies.” Reviewed for, internet news service and reprinted in World Hunger Year’s newsletter. June.

Hendrickson, Mary. 2002. “Concentration in the Food System: What does it Mean for You?” Invited article for Thinking Outside the Box Sustainably 1(1):4-5.

Hendrickson, Mary. 2001. “The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.” Review of the book, Fast Food Nation, in Community Food Security News, Spring.

Mary Hendrickson, William D. Heffernan, Philip H. Howard and Judith B. Heffernan.  2001. Consolidation in Food Retailing and Dairy: Implications for Farmers and Consumers.  Report prepared for National Farmers Union. January.

Hendrickson, Mary. 2000. “Community Food Security in a Global Food System.”  Invited editorial.  Community Food Security News, Spring.

William Heffernan, Mary Hendrickson and Robert Gronski. 1999. Consolidation in the Food and Agriculture System.  Report to National Farmers Union.  February.

William Heffernan and Mary Hendrickson.  1997. “Creating Justice in the Food System:  Build Just Relationships.”  Catholic Rural Life Vol. 38(2):17-19.