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" January Newsletter

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

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Food and Agricultural Transformation

Food Systems Seminar with Kate Clancy (Jan. 31)

The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation invites you to join Kate Clancy, who is hosting two seminars focused on building successful interdisciplinary systems projects and building a career in food systems research and practice.

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Food and Agricultural Transformation

Ohio State’s InFACT hosted A.G. Kawamura: Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance

A.G. Kawamura, former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010), addressed a group of OSU faculty, staff and students, and external partners on January 18, 2018 on OSU’s main campus.

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Food and Agricultural Transformation

April Conference Promotes Healthy Local Food in More School Cafeterias

Ohio State University Extension will serve as the local host for the National Farm to Cafeteria conference in Cincinnati, April 25-27, for school districts, consumers, farmers and producers looking to start, expand or contribute to a Farm to School program.

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