Land-Grant Institutions and Food Systems: Acknowledging historical disparities and exploring present-day equity initiatives
April 23, 2019 Author: Rich Pirog
What are organizations and administrators working with land-grant institutions across the country doing to address inequities present since the inception of these institutions?
This webinar discusses historical disparities between 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant institutions as well as current efforts to create a more equitable food system through food and agricultural programs for historically marginalized groups.
- President Barry H. Dunn, South Dakota State University
- Dr. Robert Zabawa, Research Professor of Agricultural and Social Sciences at Tuskegee University (Alabama)
- Dr. Jodi Williams, National Program Leader, Food Safety at USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
This webinar aired on April 17, 2019.
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