2024 Rhode Island Food System Summit

From Seed to Shore: Powering Environmental Stewardship Through Innovative Food System Practices

2024 Virtual R.I. Food System Summit

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024

The University of Rhode Island hosted the eighth annual Rhode Island Food System Summit on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event was attended by government, academic, business, and community partners to discuss how we can employ innovative practices within our food system to support greater environmental stewardship.

This year’s event was virtual and featured a range of speakers, including Janet Coit, the assistant administrator for fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (and former director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management); Julianne Stelmaszyk, director of food strategy for Rhode Island at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation; and Beth Alaimo and Sara Wuerstle from Ocean Hour Farm, a farm in Newport that serves as a living example of sustainable agriculture and land stewardship.

Following the summit, the Rhode Island Food Center at URI and our partners will be hosting several follow-on events focusing on different topics discussed at the 2024 Food System Summit. You can view this information below.



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For more information, contact Katie McGwin at kmcgwin@uri.edu.