The food manufacturing industry links producers to consumers and provides over 48,000 jobs in Missouri. This session will provide an overview of this important industry and major statewide trends. In addition, panelists will discuss some of the macro forces, research and work throughout the four University of Missouri System universities related to this industry, including changing food prices and consumer preferences, location decision-making and supply chain limits.
Mallory Rahe, assistant extension professor, University of Missouri, session lead
Scott Brown, associate extension professor, University of Missouri
Karl Guenther, assistant vice chancellor, economic and community development, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Haitao Li, Professor and Chair of Supply Chain & Analytics Department, University of Missouri St. Louis.
Sarah Low, associate professor of regional economics, University of Missouri
Alan Spell, assistant extension professor, University of Missouri