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On the Road with UNM's Summer Foodshed Field School

UNM students will showcase five original media pieces and lead a brief panel discussion regarding research projects they developed during their month studying New Mexico's food systems. Join us for this special opportunity to gain insight into the state's flourishing foodshed!
 
A diverse group of UNM students, including aspiring farmers, architects, teachers, biologists and nutritionists, came together this summer to explore New Mexico's unique cultural and agricultural landscape and gain firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of the state's foodshed. The inaugural class, supported by a two-year grant from the USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions program, consisted of 14 students and four instructors traveling across the state during the month of June to visit and learn from farmers, ranchers and communities committed to building and maintaining a thriving foodshed. The field school is based on a multidisciplinary, experiential approach; through observation and interaction with numerous agricultural mentors students strive to identify and invent career paths that will support the local food network.

For more information visit the UNM Foodshed Field School website: http://unmfoodshedfieldschool.wordpress.com/ 
 

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