Food Security Takes Center Stage at Dean's Spring Dinner

June 6, 2016
Panel discussion of food security

Food security, along with its impact on families, was the theme of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences annual Dean’s Spring Dinner on May 26.

Building upon The Ohio State University’s recent Buckeye Summit and its focus on food security, the college explained to 225 guests how CFAES is partnering with community and governmental organizations statewide to end food deserts.

Those in attendance learned more about the challenge from a video from Buckeye Summit and a panel discussion with Joni Dickinson, Vinton County mother, Dr. Roger Rennekamp, Ohio State Extension director, and Mike Hogan, Franklin County agricultural educator.

In addition, guests heard from Dr. Bruce A. McPheron, executive vice president and provost for The Ohio State University, and Dr. Lonnie J. King, interim vice president for agricultural administration and CFAES dean.

During its spring dinner, the college recognizes donors who support research, faculty, facilities, 4-H, Extension and other unrestricted funds. This year’s event was held inside Miranova’s Ivory Room. More dinner photos can be found here.