To create a shared agenda for Ohio’s food system while establishing a resilient network.


  • Develop the infrastructure of the network of food system partners in Ohio
  • Establish relationships that build resiliency
  • Identify opportunities for collective impact
  • Identify research gaps
What to expect:
2017 Ohio Food Policy Summit
Monday, November 6, 2017
10 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Nationwide & Ohio 4-H Farm Bureau
The Ohio State University

Cost: $10
No charge for students with valid ID. Scholarships are available. Parking and lunch are included.

Registration Deadline
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Miss the deadline? You can still register for the summit on Monday, November 6th at Nationwide & Ohio 4-H Farm Bureau

The Ohio Food Policy Summit is an annual event geared toward collaboration and conversation. Any stakeholder involved in food system work in our state is encouraged to attend. Whether you are a member of your local Food Policy Council, involved in a farmers' market or farm-to-school food hub program, or a concerned consumer, this gathering is meant for you.

Each year our summit inspires action by fostering awareness of food policy activities at the local and state level. Please join us to learn about what is happening across the nation and how we can work together on policy initiatives and programs that strengthen Ohio's future food system.

Conference Highlights:
  • Results of Networking Mapping Project: Identifying who we are, what our priorities are, and how we're communicating
  • National Food Policy Perspectives: Mike Hamm (Michigan State University) and Emily Broad Lieb (Harvard Law School)
  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration on statewide projects.

  • 10:00 a.m. Gather
  • 10:05 a.m. Welcome
  • 10:15 a.m. Introductions and Overview
  • 10:30 a.m. Developing a National Food Policy Emily Broad Lieb, Harvard University Law School
  • 11:30 a.m. Our Network: Mapping & Visioning Report
  • 12:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. Networks in Action: Examples from Michigan Mike Hamm, Michigan State University
  • 1:45 p.m. Our Network: Stories from Ohio
  • 2:15 p.m. Interactive Reflective Exercise
  • 3:15 p.m. Wrap Up
  • 3:30 p.m. Conclusion

Funding by the Ohio State University’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultral Transformation

How to Get Involved

Contact: Amy Baskes, amybaskes@gmail.com

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