Posted: January 6, 2017

The Northeast Center's signature food system project, Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast (EFSNE), was recently granted a seventh-year no-cost extension by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Having achieved a number of objectives already, team members remain fully engaged as they collaborate on many concurrent writing projects.

The EFSNE team has held annual in-person meetings since 2011.

The EFSNE team has held annual in-person meetings since 2011.

Recent project accomplishments include:

  • A national conference convened more than 100 stakeholders in Greenbelt, MD last December.
  • More than 650 community members engaged around regional food system topics at six location-based events.
  • Several students have graduated and moved on in their careers, including several long-time team members profiled here.
  • Team members have been busy sharing what they've learned, delivering 13 presentations and publishing two manuscripts in the last year.

To learn more about EFSNE or to sign up for the project newsletter, visit:
http://agsci.psu.edu/research/food-security