Monday, March 6, 2017

Career Panel and Discussion
The Food System: from Farm to Table

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, by the year 2050 the world's population will reach 9.1 billion people. A growing concern is, how do we produce food for this larger, more urban population. Growers, distributors, policy makers, food scientist, quality control agents and many others, all play a vital role in the food system to ensure that food makes it from the farm to your table. Come learn from and network with alumni and professionals about careers within the food system and how you can use your knowledge and skills to feed the world.

Panelist Include:
  • Rick Bernstein with First Fruit Farms (Ag Production)
  • Bill Gwynn with Whole Foods (Buyer)
  • Jason Lambros with Coastal Sunbelt (Distribution)
  • Caitlin Hickey with FDA (Food Defense)
  • Marcia DeLonge with United Concern Scientist (Policy and Legislation)
  • Shelby Watson- Hampton with Maryland Department of Agriculture (Food Access)