Growing Food Connections director to speak at MSU this week

The director of Growing Food Connections will visit Mississippi State this week and deliver a public lecture on food systems development.

Samina Raja's presentation will be held on Friday [Jan. 13] from noon to 1 p.m. in the north auditorium at Bost Extension Center on the Starkville campus.

Raja is founder of the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Her research focuses on the use of planning and policy to promote health and food equity. Growing Food Connections is a national project on the use of local government planning to connect small-scale farmers with low-income consumers in the U.S.

Her visit is co-sponsored by the university's Department of Sociology, the MSU Local Food Systems Research Group, and the UMMC-MSU Myrlie Evers Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For additional information, please contact Leslie Hossfeld at or 662-325-7868.

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