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Organizers: Miguel Gmez, Brad Rickard and Todd Schmit November 29, 2011

Summary: Organizers: Miguel Gómez, Brad Rickard and Todd Schmit
November 29, 2011
Attendance: Miguel Gómez, Brad Rickard, Todd Schmit, Antonio Bento, David Kay, Mike Hoffman,
Wayne Wilcox, Tim Martinson, Lauren Chambliss, Jonathan Russell-Anelli, Heidi Mouillesseaux-
Kunzman, Brian Caldwell, Rod Howe, Marvin Pritts, Frank DiSalvo, Mark Lawrence, Helene Schember,
Lauren Chambliss.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Exploring Contemporary Policy Issues
Recently, a University-wide committee was appointed to develop and implement a plan for a School of
Public Policy (SPP) at Cornell. Based on the preliminary work of the committee, there are three potential
pillars of such a school: Social and Welfare Policy, Environment and Energy Policy, and Sustainable
International Development. The committee is interested in identifying ways in which the future SPP may
connect with CALS's important extension, outreach and applied research programs in the areas of food
and sustainable agriculture. The committee wants to devise strategies to highlight our unique strength
in sustainability of food systems and agriculture. This topical lunch started with a brief description of the
initiative to launch a SPP at Cornell, followed by a guided group discussion among participants to
provide feedback to the committee regarding the potential role of extension and outreach programs in
the SPP initiative.
Antonio Bento provided an overview of the initiative for a SPP in Cornell. A central component of this
initiative is offering a MPS degree in Public Policy. There are opportunities for CALS faculty and
researchers working on the area of food, agriculture and sustainability to link with the proposed MPS


Source: Angenent, Lars T. - Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University


Collections: Renewable Energy; Engineering