Michigan State Professor to Speak on Regional Food Systems, Sustainability

Michael Hamm

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Michael Hamm, Michigan State University’s C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, presents “Why Are Regional Food Systems Important to a More Sustainable Future?” from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 8 in Research Services Building, Room 130, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, and by video link to Kottman Hall, Room 333C, 2021 Coffey Road, at Ohio State University in Columbus. Admission is free and open to the public and reporters.

OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Hamm holds a Ph.D. in human nutrition from the University of Minnesota, is the director of Michigan State’s Center for Regional Food Systems and is a member of the governor-appointed Michigan Food Policy Council.

Before going to Michigan State, he was dean of academic and student programs for Rutgers University’s Cook College, was co-founder and director of the New Jersey Urban Ecology Program, and was founding director of the Cook Student Organic Farm.

The program is presented by OARDC’s Agroecosystems Management Program.

For more information, contact Ben Kerrick, kerrick.4@osu.edu.

Hamm will also speak Nov. 9 at the Situating Food: Planning and Design for New Urban Food Systems symposium on Ohio State’s Columbus campus.

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Ben Kerrick