Encompasses scholarship on the functioning and sustainability of the agricultural and food system, the ways in which it both influences and reflects food choices and health outcomes, and presents opportunities for entrepreneurial and innovative activities.

Initiative 1: Food, Behavior, and Health

  • Goal: Become a center of excellence for scholarship on food, behavior, and health.

Initiative 2: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Goal: Grow and disseminate the Entrepreneurship and Innovation body of knowledge in food, agriculture and bio-renewables.

Initiative 3: Food Security and Food Systems Sustainability

  • Goal: Assume a leadership role in consolidating, coordinating and catalyzing social science centered scholarship, policy and action on food security and the sustainability of complex food systems.

Research Projects

Faculty Working in this Area

Researchers in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Penn State working in the area of Agriculture and Food Systems.