Public is invited to join discussion about food sustainability systems at UK April 7; will help shape UK’s food-systems studies

The public is invited to a discussion about sustainable food systems at the 2016 Food Studies Symposium at the University of Kentucky April 7 to “share current learning, build collaborations, identify opportunities, stimulate research and envision an interdisciplinary foods program,” a UK news release says.

The panel discussion, “Building a Campus-wide, Multi-stakeholder Initiative/Program on Sustainability and Food Systems Studies: Learning from Our Leaders in the Field,” will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in the E. S. Good Barn, followed by a reception.

“Participants will help shape the future of food systems studies at the university,” says the release.

Invited speakers include Peggy Barlett, faculty liaison to Emory University‘s Office of Sustainability Initiatives; Tom Kelly, founding executive director of the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire; and Jane Kolodinsky, former chair of the University Food System Initiative Steering Committee and chair of the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Sustainability Challenge Grant, The Food Connection at UK and the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment. Click here for more information.

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