Food and AgriCULTURAL Transformation


All of humanity depends upon safe, sufficient, affordable, accessible and nutritious food – but environmental, political, economic and cultural challenges pose threats to our food supply.  Ohio State’s interdisciplinary focus on food security is addressing these interdependent and complex problems – locally and globally.

Today, more than 250 diverse food and food-related experts are connecting to the ingenuity of our students, devote communities of farmers and engaged global partners to accelerate discovery and translate new thought into practical solutions.  We are forming and scaling teams to pioneer multi-faceted physical, ecological, cultural and social models of food systems that promote health while balancing technology, ecological capacities, economics, justice and equity. Through public-private partnerships, we are expanding capacity to implement new food systems amidst environmental change and constraints.

Ohio State is leading new thought for food to create resilient and sustainable food systems.

Program Leads

Faculty Director

Casey Hoy, PhD

Executive Director

Brian Snyder


Food and Agricultural Transformation

InFACT "Food for Thought" February Newsletter

Stay informed in the world of Food and AgriCultural Transformation with the February edition of the "New Thought for Food" newsletter.

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Food and Agricultural Transformation

Follow the Tomato: Exploring Community Food Security Strategies to Address Social and Environmental Justice

In collaboration with Franklinton Farms, Social Work's Michelle Kaiser, an InFACT Executive Committee member, will offer a summer 2018 service-learning course in thinking critically and engaging in hands-on experiences related to social justice, public health, and environmental sustainability issues in our global food system.

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Food and Agricultural Transformation

Seeding Community Conversations about Healthy Food Access

Funded by an InFACT Linkage and Leverage Grant, the Food-mapping for Empowerment, Access, and Sustainable Transformation (FEAST) team is researching how the lived experience of food insecurity differs based on community typology, race and ethnicity, and level of food security.

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Food and Agricultural Transformation

Ohio State Mansfield Holds Food Symposium

The Ohio State University at Mansfield held the 2018 Food Systems Symposium March 1 at Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield. Over 100 people attended the event. The goal of the meeting was to discuss how all in the community could work together to create a community-based vision to improve access to safe, affordable and nutritious food.

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