Take a deeper dive into the topic of food security with leading experts from the field. This session will explore food security issues on multiple levels and from various perspectives using an adapted “Ignite” session format.
Goals for the session include:
· gaining a better understanding of how data-informed actions can impact the food system
· highlighting how public and private food assistance programs help people in need
· sharing ideas for building a more food-secure Missouri
Speakers: Bill McKelvey, Senior Project Coordinator, University of Missouri Extension and the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security
Jamie Kleinsorge, Assistant Director, Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems, University of Missouri Extension
Rob Russell, Senior Program Director, Business and Community, University of Missouri Extension
Erica Williams, Founder and Executive Director of A Red Circle, North St. Louis County
Michelle Chapman, Associate Director, Family Nutrition Education Program, University of Missouri Extension
Meredith Knopp, Board President, Feeding Missouri and President & CEO, St. Louis Area Foodbank
Stephanie Femrite, Assistant Director, Missouri 4-H Youth Development, University of Missouri Extension.
Session lead: Bill McKelvey, Senior Project Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security