This session will provide an overview of the food production 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.
The Green St. Louis Machine (GSM) is an educational initiative focused on promoting healthy eating, engaging students in STEM practices, and developing skills in urban agriculture, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.
The Missouri Youth Institute is a program of the World Food Prize that connects outstanding high schoolers with leaders in the fight to end world hunger.
Grow Well Missouri partners with food pantries, local organizations, and volunteers to establish food gardening programs that reach out to food pantry customers.