The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation is teaming up with Solutions from the Land on a multiyear project to help Ohio farmers lead the way to an agriculture that preserves the land and adapts to a changing climate, and a food system that takes care of all Ohioans.
The project launched in April with the inaugural meeting of the 34-member steering committee.
One of the first steps will be to address the challenge of food security in Ohio. One in six households struggle with keeping nutritious food on the table, and nearly one in four children face days without adequate, nutritious food.
InFACT co-leads Casey Hoy and Brian Snyder will be joined on the steering committee by Ohio State colleagues Bobby Moser, David Hanselmann and Jill Clark. Solutions from the Land is a national collaboration led by a group of active farm, forestry and conservation leaders. It is coordinating the three-year first phase of a longer term project with the support of a $500,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.