What: Free Webinar
When: On Demand Until November 18, 2022
Educating the Next Generation of Food System Leaders
The food system is currently facing incredible challenges including mitigating food waste, rising food supply chain and safety issues, and building the capacity to feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050. Challenges of this magnitude can only be tackled by transforming the food system and the way we educate the people who lead it. The questions are, how do we prepare future food system leaders to drive change and implement solutions effectively? What is the role of food safety professionals and how do we assure they receive the education to be successful?
After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the education needs of the next generation of food system leaders
- Explain there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to educating food systems leaders
- Evaluate the continuum of food systems training opportunities
- Promote the value of an integrated approach to food systems education
Deb Freedman, Ph.D., Curriculum Director, Integrated Food Systems Leadership Program, University of Minnesota
Debra Freedman, Ph.D., has been working in the curriculum field for over 20 years. She is an experienced educator, curriculum scholar, researcher, and learner. Her passions include education, learning, curriculum development, instructor/learner experience, and creative program design, development, and delivery. At the University of Minnesota, she serves as the Curriculum Director of the Integrated Food Systems Leadership program, the Education Manager of the Food Protection and Defense Institute, and a member of the CVM Office of Online Learning Team at the University of Minnesota.
Jennifer van de Ligt, Ph.D., Director, Integrated Food Systems Leadership Program, University of Minnesota
Jennifer van de Ligt, Ph.D., is the Director of the Integrated Food Systems Leadership program, Director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute, and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota. She has an extensive background in animal feed and human food production, nutrition, safety, and regulations. She uses this background to lead an online learning program dedicated to improving the leadership and systems thinking capabilities of early to mid-career professionals affiliated with any aspect of the food system. In addition, Dr. van de Ligt works to assure productive and effective public-private partnership and stakeholder engagement focusing on building multi-sectoral collaboration and perspectives to inform research design and implementation of extension and education activities.
Moderator: Stacy Atchison, Publisher, Food Safety Magazine