2017 Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative Conference - Food Waste Policy: Present and Future

A significant portion of food we grow and produce is never consumed, either left in the field or thrown in a landfill. Research indicates that as much as 40% of our food supply is wasted, with collateral damage that includes economic loss, unnecessary food insecurity as well as climate and environmental issues. Major contributors to the issue include confusion about food expiration labels, local composting rules, and liability surrounding food donations. The Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative Conference and Webinar will explore current trends in food policy that both help and hinder our ability to reduce this alarming amount of loss in the food system. National, state and local experts will join us live and via webcast for compelling conversations on policy-driven solutions.

Participants can join us for a full day of programming in person at the 4-H Center for a registration fee of $20.00, which includes lunch. Registrants will receive a follow-up email about lunch preferences.Students may attend for free but registration is required. OSU faculty and staff can register using an internal transfer - please provide details in the custom information fields during the registration process. A complimentary live stream will be available for those that cannot join us in person. Live stream participants must register in advance.

We thank our event Gold Level sponsors, OSU InFACT, Nationwide Insurance and the Ohio Farm Bureau. These organizations share our commitment to building a sustainable food system. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please review the optional items during the event registration process.


  • When

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Nationwide 4-H Center at the Ohio State University
    2201 Fred Taylor Drive
    Columbus, Ohio 43221

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