Center for Regional Food Systems


  • Ciasha Hickerson reflects on Clarence Banks’ legacy

    Published on March 13, 2020

    Clarence Banks majored in dairy science and received his bachelor’s of science degree in 1926 from Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. Ciasha Hickerson follows in his footsteps majoring in animal science.

  • Titus Awokuse reflects on Clifton R. Wharton’s legacy

    Published on February 24, 2020

    Former Michigan State University President Clifton R. Wharton was the first black president of a major U.S. university. Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics Chair Titus Awokuse reflects on Wharton’s example of leadership.

  • Kimberly Carr reflects on Mabel Jewell Lucas' legacy

    Published on February 13, 2020

    Mabel Jewell Lucas was one of the first African American women to earn a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from MAC in 1927. Kimberly Carr reflects in that legacy and her work in the MSU Center for Regional Food System as a food sovereignty and racial equity post-doctoral research associate.

  • Talesha Dokes reflects on Myrtle Craig Mowbray's legacy

    Published on February 10, 2020

    Myrtle Craig Mowbray was the first African American woman to graduate from Michigan Agricultural College in 1907. Talesha Dokes, the first African American woman to earn a doctorate degree in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University, reflects on that legacy.