Diversified Food and Farming Systems

  • This dynamic website tracks the change in food consumption (by group and item) from 1970 to 2013.
  • The Atlantic’s new article on USA local farms explains what’s wrong with agriculture policy at the federal level.
  • Get to know the leaders of the USDA Extension system.
  • This series of workshops is all about how farmers can work together to manage risk across the emerging organic industry.
  • Research shows that small farmers located closer to city centers have a geographic advantage in transportation over their long distance, conventional food supply chain competitors.
  • The Land Connection has a new grant for organic grain training.
  • This article explains how farmers can benefit from social media.
  • This Huffington Post story is all about the growing problem of food waste and how people are working to reduce the loss.

dffs-info-graphThe Diversified Food and Farming Systems (DF2S) is a an Extension program made up of an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, Extension Educators, students, practitioners and partners. We work to connect programming, research and learning focused on Urban Agriculture, Community Wellness, Local Food, Beginning Farmers, Small Farms, Organic Agriculture, and the Purdue Student Farm.

Our mission is to increase scientific and public understanding of the diversification of locally grown foods and farming systems to improve the health of people, create economic opportunities for families and communities, and promote environmental stewardship.

Our vision is to create a long-standing, vital resource for Purdue University and facilitate collaborations across academic disciplines. Practitioners, researchers, students and Educators will be able to engage in interdisciplinary activities around the core topics of urban agriculture, local foods, small farms, beginning farmers, student farmers and organic agriculture.

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