Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series

Please join us via phone/web!

We are thrilled to invite you to the spring 2020 Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series! This carefully curated schedule of events is solely dedicated to topics related to sustainability and the role of agriculture in environmental, social, and economic issues, with a heavy emphasis on the food we consume in our everyday lives. This series is part of our strategic initiative, Establish a Healthy Food System and Ensure Global Food and Nutritional Security.

Register for one of our upcoming events to join us remotely via phone/online. A link to join us will be emailed to you prior to the event starting. 

Recording of the 2/25 Lecture from Beth Brewster - The Chesapeake Food Connection: From Farm to Tray in Caroline County Public Schools

Recording of the 3/3 Lecture from John Erwin - Opportunities to Increase Nutritional Value, Access and Safety Through Controlled Environment Agriculture in a Changing Climate

Recording of the 3/10 Lecture from Manan Sharma - Romaine Was Not Built in a Day: A Sustainable Approach to Produce Safety

Schedule of Events for Spring 2020

March 31 from 6 - 7:30 pm

Jeanette Jeffrey, Healthy Living Educator at University of Maryland Extension 

Leads a discussion titled:

The Resilient Farmer: Managing Stress on the Farm

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May 5 from 6 - 7:30 pm

Sarah Dachos, Deputy Director of Farmer Veteran Coalition, and a panel of veteran farmers 

Leads a discussion titled:

Boots on the Ground: Stories from Military Veteran Farmers 

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May 12 from 6 - 7:30 pm

Allison Tjaden, Assistant Director of New Initiatives at UMD Dining Services

Leads a discussion titled:

Turning Research into Action: Combating Food Insecurity at the University of Maryland

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