Agenda and Presentations


The 2017 OSU Food Waste Collaborative Conference and Webinar was held Friday, September 15, 2017.  Our program, Food Waste Policy:  Present and Future, featured an overview of federal, state and local policy trends that impact our ability to reduce the amount of wasted food at the household as well as the population level.  Several speakers have shared their slide presentations below.

8:30 -9:00 am

Registration, Coffee and Networking

9:00 – 9:15 am

Special video welcome from Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and opening remarks from FWC Director Brian Roe

9:15 – 10:30 am

Panel Discussion:  Opportunities to Reduce Waste in the 2018 Farm Bill

Christina Rice (Harvard Food Law Policy Clinic) and Marc Bellemare (University of Minnesota)

Link to Marc Bellemare’s paper On the Measurement of Food Waste, American Journal of Agricultural Economics

10:30 am Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion:  Innovation and the State and Local Level

Speakers and panelists:  Roni Neff (John Hopkins University), State & Local Government Action to Address Food Waste

Daniel Brown (Rust Belt Riders), Rust Belt Riders

Jaclyn Hochreiter (Addison County VT SWMD) Ways to Engage Under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

2:45 – Closing Comments