A portal to food systems research, teaching, outreach, and extension programs at UK.

As a cross-college group of faculty and staff, the FSI strengthens and creates University-level programs; provides leadership and support for various food-related scholarship at UK; promotes formal and informal education about food systems; and mobilizes resources to address food-related issues.

Caption: The 2018 CSA Crew poses with freshly picked snap peas before the storm rolls in

Food Systems at work

(FSI) The Food Systems Initiative

Sustainable Produce

The Food Systems Initiative:

  • Promotes food-related educational programs and events and seeks to raise awareness of and interest in food-related issues on campus
  • Encourages research on food-related topics 
  • Provides opportunities for local, regional, and international engagement
  • Fosters linkages among UK, the Commonwealth, and institutions and peoples who are actively engaged in food-related issues.