Monthly Meetings are 1-2pm CST. Join our email listserv for the Zoom link.
February 1, 2023: Kelly Wilson, Assistant Director of the MU Center for Regenerative Agriculture. Kelly will be talking about the center and their new project funded by a grant from the USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program.
March 1, 2023: Mallory Rahe, Associate Extension Professor and Education Director for the MU Extension Agricultural Business and Policy Program, will be speaking about the new Missouri Agriculture, Food and Forestry Innovation Center (MAFFIC).
April 5, 2023: Jenny Melo, PhD student in the MU Division of Applied Social Sciences. Jenny will be speaking about the implications of digital technologies for farmers and Extension professionals.
May 3, 2023: MU Extension Interdisciplinary Food Systems Project Mini-grant awardees will share information about their projects. (click HERE for details)
June 7, 2023: Annette Kendall, Assistant Extension Professor – Business and Innovation with MU Extension and the Division of Applied Social Sciences. Annette’s presentation is titled “The impact of the structure and role of cheesemaker networks within the U.S. artisanal and specialty cheese industry.”
July 5, 2023: No meeting
August 2, 2023: Mallory Rahe, Associate Extension Professor and Education Director for the MU Extension Agricultural Business and Policy Program, will be speaking about new resources available through the Missouri Agriculture, Food and Forestry Innovation Center (MAFFIC).
September 6, 2023: Carrie Gartner, Executive Director of The Loop, will share information about the origins and operations of the CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen and Packing House that recently opened in Columbia, Missouri.
October 4, 2023: Nina Prater, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist and Outreach Coordinator with the Southeast Regional Office of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), will share information about NCAT’s sustainable agriculture resources.
November 1, 2023: Rial Carver, Program Leader of the Rural Grocery Initiative at K-State Research and Extension, will share an overview of the Rural Grocery Initiative and discuss ways the program is providing training and support to those outside of Kansas.
December 6, 2023: No meeting
For information about MU Extension food systems resources, click HERE.