The Institute for Food empowers 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 food systems. To this end, the Institute for Food is working to:

  • Develop a co-major in Food Studies and Food Systems, including courses on food issues from a wide range of academic divisions and departments.
  • Establish and expand a sustainable farm on the historic Austin-Magie farmland, 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.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about our work:


Developing – Cultivating – Expanding the Knowledge of our Future Leaders