Scanning the Breadth of Michigan State University Food Systems Research and Outreach
Keeping current with the breadth of food systems work at MSU can be a challenge because there is so much happening! To make getting up-to-date easier and more engaging, the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Extension, and AgBioResearch hosted a special one-morning snapshot session on December 1, 2016.
This event provided research and outreach highlights that span the broad range of expertise that MSU is bringing to food systems work. The goal is to increase awareness of food systems work at MSU, spark ideas, and catalyze university-community conversations on the direction and scope of new food systems research and outreach.
In the following, you can watch eleven Spartans present ten-minute snapshots of their current research, outreach, and ideas for collaboration in a mini "TED talk" type format.
Rich Pirog, Director, Center for Regional Food Systems
Ron Hendrick, Dean of MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jeff Dwyer, Director of MSU Extension
Research and outreach briefings from:
Katherine Alaimo, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Matt Raven, Department of Community Sustainability
Rich Pirog, Center for Regional Food Systems
Dave Ivan, MSU Extension Greening Institute
Dave Weatherspoon, Dept of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
Sieg Snapp, Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences
John Norder, Native American Institute
Ruben Martinez, Julian Samora Research Institute
Brent Ross, Dept of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
Thomas Lyons, MSU Product Center
Rick Sadler, Department of Family Medicine – MSU Flint
Date: December 8, 2016