During the summer of 2014, the Outreach Team launched a learning community around the topic of food system modeling. The purpose of this virtual community is to build and share knowledge, skills and tools related to food systems modeling.

As these researchers share their work with each other, we will post links to recordings of their presentations here:

Food Systems Modeling: An Approach with Ecological Roots

Presented on July 15, 2015 by Casey Hoy, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management and Professor of Entomology, Ohio State University. Watch Hoy's recording via Adobe Connect.

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System

Presented on June 10, 2015 by Kate Clancy, a food systems consultant who described her work for the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies that resulted in a report titled A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System. Watch Clancy's recording via Adobe Connect.

Food Systems Modeling and New Ways To Think About Local: The Eastern Broccoli Project

Presented on March 25, 2015 by Miguel Gómez, Associate Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economic and Management, Cornell University. Watch Gómez's recording via Adobe Connect.

Framing Different Phases of Assessing Economic Implications of Local and Regional Food Systems

Presented on January 21, 2015 by:

  • David Conner, Associate Professor of Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont
  • David Hughes, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of Tennessee
  • Becca Jablonski, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University
  • Dawn Thilmany, Professor and Agribusiness Extension Economist, University of Colorado

Watch the group's recording via Adobe Connect.

Valuing Michigan's Local Food System: A Replicable Model for Valuing Local Food

Presented on December 3, 2014 by Steven R. Miller, Assistant Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. Watch Miller's recording via Adobe Connect.

Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Policies Supporting Alternative Food Systems

Presented on September 17, 2014 by Becca Jablonski, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at Colorado State University. Watch Jablonski's recording via Adobe Connect.