Food Innovation Center

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Kent "Kip" Curtis, PhD

Assistant Professor
Environmental History
College of Arts and Sciences

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419-755-4380
curtis.457@osu.edu

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Food Security, Foods for Health
Areas of Expertise: Local food economic development models, environmental history, environmental studies, sustainable urban agriculture, garden-based education, farm-to-school

As an affiliate member of the Ohio State Discovery Theme focus area Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformations (InFACT), I am the Principal Investigator in a community-led food system intervention project in Mansfield, Ohio. In addition to coordinating development for the initiation of an urban microfarm production system for the small city, I have developed, constructed, and continue to work with students and alumni to grow food on a demonstration urban microfarm built atop a former parking lot on the Ohio State Mansfield campus.  This model small-plot, high-yield microfarm currently produces food for the campus cafeteria, the campus community, local restaurants, and specialty food stores.

 

 

 

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