Summer Course at Smithsonian

Virginia Food System Leadership Institute

June 3-29, 2018

Conducted by 4-VA: GMU, JMU, VT, UVA

Hosted by: George Mason University

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

CONS 497 & CONS 597: Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute (VFSLI)

The Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute (VFSLI) fosters rising leaders in the area of sustainable food systems by combining pertinent content knowledge in food systems, competency development in leadership, and a means for students to gain practical skills and hands-on experience related to job opportunities and infrastructure improvement in local and regional food systems. The course is aimed at graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and food system practitioners looking for a professional development opportunity.

VFSLI is an interdisciplinary program delivered by a faculty team representing four public universities in Virginia: George Mason, James Madison, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The course is a project of the Virginia Sustainable Food Coalition (VSFC), whose mission is to harness the intellectual, human, and economic capital of colleges and universities to foster the emerging local food economy in the Commonwealth.

For more info, please see flyer. Only six students from each university can enroll. Please let Mike Ellerbrock (mebrock@vt.du) know if you are interested.

See AAEC VFSLI GMU Info for more info.

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