The Institute for Food empowers the Miami University community to imagine, engage, and enact a sustainable, equitable, healthy food future. The Institute seeks to offer a national model for interdisciplinary food-centered education, emphasizing integrative approaches to sustainable agriculture and resilient food systems. To this end, the Institute for Food is working to:
- Develop a co-major in Food Systems and Food Studies, including courses that address the fundamentals of sustainable agriculture; food, health and nutrition; and food, society and culture.
- Establish and expand a sustainable farm on the historic Austin-Magie Farm and Mill District, which serves as a living laboratory for experiential learning, collaborative research, and community engagement.
- Cultivate extensive partnerships with community organizations both in Oxford and the greater Cincinnati area–working to enhance food access and resilience within our region