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 "New Thought for Food" November Newsletter

Stay informed in the world of Food and AgriCultural Transformation with the November edition of the monthly newsletter.

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Food and Agricultural Transformation

InFACT Hosts "A Farm-to-Fork Farm Bill" Webinar Viewing and Discussion on Dec. 7

Join InFACT on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Smith Lab 3150 for a Union of Concerned Scientists webinar titled "A Farm-to-Fork Farm Bill" and a discussion of the possible impacts of the 2018 Farm Bill and Local FARMS Act.

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Discovery Themes

New Project Links Datasets to Improve Food Systems

A unique collaboration between the Translational Data Analytics Institute and the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation is helping to answer the questions people may have about their food.

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Food and Agricultural Transformation

Snyder Takes InFACT to UCLA's Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy

InFACT Executive Director Brian Snyder recently attended the annual meeting of the advisory board of the Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy, a think tank at UCLA that seeks legal and policy solutions in support of food systems that yield improved health and sustainability outcomes for all.

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