Covid-19 & the Food System

Webinar Series – Spring 2021 – February 18, March 18, and April 15

Covid-19 & the Food System: Understanding Impacts & Exploring Solutions will feature experts in the areas of emergency food systems, emergency planning, and supply chains. Our speakers will help us delve into the ways that Covid-19 has affected these different sectors. Importantly, discussion will focus on what we can learn from these experiences and how we can make improvements in each of these areas.

Series Schedule

Emerging Issues in Emergency Food (Recording)
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 3:30-4:30 p.m. CST
Speaker: Darren Chapman, Ph.D., Project Coordinator, University of Missouri, Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security

Covid-19 Brought Us Together: Building new collaborations between Ohio’s food and agriculture sector and State Emergency Management (Recording)
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 3:30-4:30 p.m. CST
Speaker: Shoshanah Inwood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, School of Environmental and Natural Resources

The Next Normal: Restructuring Food Supply Chains (Recording)
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 3:30-4:30 p.m. CST
In cooperation with the MU Deaton Institute Within Reach: Zero Hunger conference, April 12-15
Speaker: Michelle Miller, M.S., Associate Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

For more information about this series, please contact Bill McKelvey at

This series is sponsored by the University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security and the University of Missouri Extension Community Economic Development Food Systems Team.
Recordings and slides will be available after each event.