Show Me the Money: The Economic Reality Behind Sustainable Food and Agricultural Decisions

Monday, October 19
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 157603

Food is at the center of our existence and our conflicts. With the projected population growth globally of nearly 10 billion by 2025, the race is on to find sustainable solutions to feed more with less–more nutritious food with less land, water and human manpower. For some, this means viewing sustainable food systems from an environmental or social welfare perspective without evaluating the economic viability throughout the food value chain. If we as a society are committed to the “Zero Hunger“ goal of the UN Sustainable Goals, we will need to balance our decisions through an economic lens to find solutions on ending hunger and improving food security while making food choices and production costs viable for achieving a resilient and sustainable food system globally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Critically assess how decisions made throughout the food value chain impact the economic viability of farmers, rural communities, and ultimately, the food supply
  • Identify how the global economy is intertwined with local decision-making on sustainable agriculture practices
  • Describe the potential economic implications of consumer food choices and food security in creating a sustainable, resilient food system

Performance Indicator:

  • 4.2.6 Analyzes and synthesizes information and
    identifies new information, patterns and findings.
  • 8.2.2 Applies knowledge of health determinants
    when planning, developing and implementing
    services, programs, meal plans and menus.
  • 7.2.3 Communicates the role of sustainable food
    practices and food insecurities for populations.

    Moderator(s)

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    Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, FAND

    The AgriNutrition Edge

  • Speaker(s)

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    Jayson Lusk, PhD

    Distinguished Professor and Head

    Purdue University

  • Show Me the Money: The Economic Reality Behind Sustainable Food and Agricultural Decisions -

    Danita Rodibaugh, Farmer

    Partner

    Rodibaugh & Sons, Inc

  • Show Me the Money: The Economic Reality Behind Sustainable Food and Agricultural Decisions -

    Charlotte Rommereim, RDN, LN, LD

    Founder/Owner

    Farm to Fork Communications