Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Career paths in agriculture and food supply are geared toward those who want to build sustainable, healthful, and accessible food systems domestically and around the world. Environmental, social, and economic sustainability and justice are often at the core of their work with food production, marketing, and distribution. Others have a passion for creating and advocating for sustainable practices in land use and natural resource management. Career paths for this community may include working in food access programming, agricultural policy analysis, sourcing and distribution systems management, responsible product labeling, environmental program evaluation, management and monitoring, land and water rights policy advocacy, sustainable practices consulting, farming, education, and research. Employers range from local, state, and federal governmental agencies to international and domestic NGOs, and from small and large-scale farms to schools and community organizations. 

AFE Career Discovery Session Recap: Cross-Disciplinary and Beyond

We had an AFE (Agriculture, Food and Environment) Career Discovery event at the beginning of February. Here are some highlights from the talk.

Professor Tim Griffin (TG) from the AFE program was at this event and provided us with a …

By Ingrid Zhou
Ingrid Zhou Student Ambassador
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Finding Your Passion — Takeaways from Nourish Café Panel Session with Lauren Abda

Lauren Abda founded Branchfood and built the largest food entrepreneurs and startups community in New England. She is also the Co-founder of Branch Venture Groups, a network of investors who support early-stage food start-ups. She graduated from Tufts Friedman School …

By Ingrid Zhou
Ingrid Zhou Student Ambassador
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February and March Food Conferences (Most Are Free!)

It is the conference season! We hope you’ve had an amazing start to this semester. Here are some free/low-cost conferences for this February and March.

Waste Management Forum

Join WM to hear from inspiring sustainability leaders and how we can …

By Ingrid Zhou
Ingrid Zhou Student Ambassador
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Webinar Series: Finding Your Future in Food Systems

With this series, the North American Food System Network aims to provide participants with connections and insights that will help them identify next steps for their careers. The four-part series (Feb 8, 23, Nov 8, 23, 2022) will highlight job …

By Beth Jameson, MA
Beth Jameson, MA Administrative Coordinator
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Resource of the Week: Devex

Devex is an independent news organization with offices are in Barcelona, London, Manila, and Washington, D.C. As a media source for the global development community, they offer news articles as well as a series of subscription newsletters; a Career Hub …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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