Integrated Food Systems Leadership program launched

November 13, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership (IFSL) program launched their inaugural class on September 4. Blending on-campus and online learning, the cohort will be challenged with a 13-month comprehensive curriculum that helps each participant develop their leadership skills. The participants will work collaboratively across food system disciplines, sectors, and diverse cultures as well as broaden their food system competencies and viewpoints to more effectively address today’s—and tomorrow’s—business and food issues.

The 2020 cohort is comprised of a myriad of food system working professionals, including people from government, academic, and industry. The cohort represents a diverse set of roles including R&D, safety, marketing and sales, quality control, primary production, manufacturing, distribution, construction, nutrition, food equality and justice, and education. 

Meet the IFSL Class of 2020 and browse IFSL News for more updates and publications supporting the program.

For more information about the launch, please see the Media Advisory. More information on the program may be found on the Integrated Food System Leadership (IFSL) program website


Photo by Bennett Graham Abrahamson