Thursday, August 27, 2015

Urban Food Hubs Concept selected for Landgrant National Innovation Showcase

The Urban Food Hubs Solution to Food Security has been selected for the National Innovation Showcase at the National Extension Directors and Administrators meeting held this October in St. Louis, Missouri.  The concept was selected as the result of a highly competitive process.

The Urban Food Hubs concept was chosen from a field of 151 entries that were reported to a research team at Ohio State University. The team was charged with developing a Cooperative Extension Innovation Inventory; the basis for the 2015 meeting designed to illustrate how Cooperative Extension is positioned for excellence in its second 100 years of existence.

The original urban food hubs publication authored by Dr. Sabine O'Hara in the Solutions Journal. Dr. O'Hara is Dean and Director of Landgrant Programs for the University of the District of Columbia.The Urban Food Hubs are now being implemented across the 8 Wards of the District of Columbia, including at the University's Van Ness, Bertie Backus, and PR Harris campuses.  

The Urban Food Hubs Solution to Food Security was also one of four national entries selected for the Cooperative Extension Innovation Twitter Town Hall. Directed by the USDA Communications and Marketing Committee partners at kglobal, this fast-paced event will be held 9:15-10:00 a.m. Central on Wednesday, October 14. We encourage you to follow along and join us at @UDC_CAUSES!

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