What We Do

“Food Systems are complex networks that include all the inputs and outputs associated with agricultural and food production and consumption.  Food systems can vary substantially from place to place and over time, depending on location specific conditions.”

-United States Department of Agriculture

 

The Food Systems Coordinator supports small, diverse farms and value-added food businesses in Indiana. We are also involved in local food in terms of food safety, economics, and education.

Contact Us

Sarah Hanson

Food Systems Coordinator
sspeedy@purdue.edu

615 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-8483

Producer

Producer

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Producer

Farmers/producers can learn more about community organizations and resources.

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Food Safety

Food Safety

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Food Safety

Learn more about resources related to food safety.

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Consumer

Consumer

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Consumer

Learn more about organizations and resources to help consumers navigate our food systems.

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Food Business and Entrepreneurship

Food Business and Entrepreneurship

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Food Business and Entrepreneurship

Learn more about resources related to Food Business and Entrepreneurship

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