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Buckeye Summit

April 29, 2016

Ohio State Convenes Buckeye Summit to Tackle Hunger and Food Insecurity

Hundreds gather for effort to harness the power of Buckeye Nation and make a difference

Columbus, Ohio – Approximately 600 members of Buckeye Nation convened for change at the inaugural Buckeye Summit on April 14. Delegates from 17 states and as far away as London and Bejing engaged in an interactive town hall focused on one of the most complex and important issues of our time: food security.

Despite the fact that the global farming community is producing enough food, thousands of Ohio families, 17.4 million U.S. households and nearly 1 billion people around the world don’t have enough to eat. Buckeye Summit is part of a new model for engagement connecting Ohio State researchers, alumni and passionate students to discuss real solutions to such global problems as food security.