College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Fight against Hunger Heads to UMD

HungerU tour to visit College Park campus October 7 & 8

Hunger is the world's #1 killer. With the global population projected to expand to 9 billion people by 2050, it will be up to the leaders of tomorrow – students right here at the University of Maryland – to create innovative, sustainable solutions that meet the challenge of feeding our world.

That’s why the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is teaming up with HungerU, to host the HungerU Tour on the College Park campus October 7 & 8. HungerU is a special project of the Farm Journal Foundation’s Farmers Feeding the World effort that enlists students to join in the conversation about global hunger issues and the essential role modern agriculture has to play in solving them. The HungerU Tour travels to university campuses across the country, raising awareness among students about the devastating impact of hunger, while empowering them to take action in their own communities.

“The College of AGNR is excited to form this partnership with HungerU and to broaden the discussion on campus about how to get involved in solving the world food crisis,” says AGNR Dean Cheng-i Wei, Ph. D. “Global hunger is an issue many faculty and students in our College are studying and discussing on a daily basis but it’s a problem we all need to pay more attention to and work together to overcome.”

HungerU’s mobile education classroom will be outside of Cole Field House (at the Farmers’ Market location) from 9am – 5pm, October 7 & 8 featuring a mobile education exhibit with digital displays and interactive kiosks. This mobile classroom is designed as a space for discussion and engagement on global food and hunger issues and the critical role modern agriculture must play in solving them. Stop by and join the conversation, become empowered and be a part of the solution about how to meet the world’s growing demand for safe, nutritious and affordable food.

Join the fight against hunger October 7 & 8! See you there!

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