Mondays, stating April 11 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Speakers from across a variety of food related sectors will offer presentations designed to increase knowledge about the make-up and workings of our DE/MD regional food system.
The health, heritage, economy, and culture of communities across the DE/MD region are all directly related to the production, distribution, preparation, and access to safe and healthy food. What are the connections that make up the regional “food system”? What are the links between how food is produced, processed, distributed, and sold across the region? How does our food system actually work?
Healthy Food System = Healthy People, Communities and Economies – The Complex Nature of Our Delaware/Maryland Food System
Rita Landgraf, Professor, Director of Partnership for Healthy Communities, University of Delaware Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition
An Overview of Our Delaware/Maryland Food System from an Agriculture Perspective
Nikko Brady, Deputy Principal Assistant Director Delaware Department of Agriculture and Cassie Shirk, Director of Legislation & Government, Maryland Department of Agriculture
Understanding Fruit and Vegetable Production in Within our DE/MD Food System
Gordon Johnson, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Fruits and Vegetables, University of Delaware, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
What’s in Your Basket – Chicken or Eggs? Exploring Poultry and Egg Production Within our DE/MD Food System
Georgie Cartanza, Extension Agent – Poultry, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
Knowing the Consumer in our Region and Increasing Food Accessibility
Gina Crist, Community Health Specialist, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and Instructor, University of Delaware Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition and Erin Norris, Planner (Natural Hazards) at Delaware Emergency Management Agency and Karen Shore, Founder and Principal of Upstream Strategies
Exploring Seafood and Aquaculture Production Within our DE/MD Food System
Chris Petrone, Extension Director, Marine Education, University of Delaware Sea Grant and Dennis McIntosh, Professor and Extension Specialist – Aquaculture, Delaware State University, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Ed Hale, Assistant Professor and Marine Advisory Service Specialist, University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy
How Agricultural Production and Consumer Markets are Intertwined
Nate Bruce, Farm Business Management Agent, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and Laurie Wolinski, Extension Agent – Agribusiness Risk Management, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
Will Climate Change Impact our Regional Food System?
Jenn Volk, Associate Director of Cooperative Extension & Extension Specialist – Environmental Quality, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and Emmalea Ernest, Scientist – Vegetables & Fruits, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
Grazing, Food Production, and the Environment
Susan Garey, Kent County Extension Director & Extension Agent Animal Science and State 4-H Animal Science Program Coordinator, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension