Mike Hamm

Senior Fellow; C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture

Mike Hamm

Mike Hamm is the C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and CRFS Senior Fellow. Mike is affiliated with the departments of community sustainability; plant, soil and microbial sciences; and food science and human nutrition. His appointment encompasses teaching, research and outreach. Community food security and community, regional, and sustainable food systems are research interest areas. Mike founded the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Agriculture in 2003 and was founding director of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems from 2011-2015. Prior to moving to MSU, he was Dean of Academic and Student Programs for Cook College, Rutgers University. As a faculty member at Rutgers University, he was co-founder and director of the New Jersey Urban Ecology Program and founding director of the Cook Student Organic Farm. He was also facilitator for the New Jersey Cooperative Gleaning Network and a board member/board president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey.

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  • Uganda: from the Garden to the School

    Bigodi Secondary School and the Bigodi community in Western Uganda has found a sustainable way to work together to form a community-based food system, incorporating agricultural education as well.