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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Announcing our new director, M. Jahi Chappell!

We are thrilled to share that Dr. M. Jahi Chappell will be the next director of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and W.K. Kellogg Foundation Endowed Chair in Food and Society. 
Jahi is an internationally-recognized scholar, organizer, son of social workers, and grandson of Michigan farmers.

Over the past 20 years, Jahi has researched and advocated at international, national, and local levels for participatory, socially just, and ecologically sustainable agrifood systems that center the voices of farmers, laborers, and the communities they serve.

Jahi understands the complexity of food systems work as it intersects with community, policy and sovereignty. He has a deep understanding of outreach in communities and the role Extension plays in developing equitable food systems. And he brings unique applied research skills and an eye for collaboration across disciplines.

“The outreach experts and action researchers at CRFS have made it an international name in food systems analysis and service. Along with colleagues in the Department of Community Sustainability and Michigan State Extension, the Center is poised to help Michigan’s communities bring the sustainable and just food systems of tomorrow into being today,” said Chappell.

Jahi will officially start at MSU in November of 2022.

We look forward to Jahi’s leadership at CRFS! Please join us in welcoming him to Michigan State University.
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