Feeding the Future: A Panel Discussion on Educating Youth to Shape the Future of Food

November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Cade Museum
811 S Main St.,


Access to healthy, nutritious food is essential. Join the conversation on how we can educate the next generation to help feed a growing population. Panelists will share how they are helping to educate youth on health, nutrition, agriculture, and food production, as well as identifying the work that still needs to be done in this area.

Moderator: Jennifer Sirangelo, President & CEO, National 4-H Council


Dr. R. Kirby Barrick, Professor Emeritus and Former Dean of UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Michelle Curts, Leadership Programs Coordinator, Florida Farm Bureau
Dr. Christopher DeCubellis, UF/IFAS Florida 4-H State Specialized Agent- Dairy and Animal Sciences
Travis Mitchell, Food Systems Specialist, UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program
Shelby Sumner, Florida 4-H State Officer, Okeechobee County 4-H
Hunter Williams, Florida 4-H State Officer, Union County 4-H
Doors open at 6:00 pm and Panel Discussion begins at 6:30 pm.

Following the panel, attendees are invited to mingle & network, explore related curriculum on display and visit the Cade Museum’s Creativity Lab. This event is ideal for educators, parents, anyone in a food-related profession or with an interest in food-related issues.

Hosted by the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, and UF/IFAS Florida 4-H