Missouri S&T will celebrate Extension and Engagement Week 2022 from Monday, Oct. 10, through Thursday, Oct. 13, in partnership with the University of Missouri System. This year’s theme is “All Things Food.”
All four UM System campuses will showcase resources, expertise and perspectives they bring to the table to work toward a shared vision of an improved food system.
Dr. Daniel Oerther, professor of environmental health engineering at Missouri S&T, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Food, Health and Environment” at 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, via Zoom. Oerther is an expert in community health care systems and engineering, access to safe drinking water, nutrition security in Missouri, and effective hygiene in developing communities around the world.
Oerther and other panelists will discuss the intersection of food, health and environment from a global perspective, as well as the importance of local extension activities. “Think global and act local” is the mantra at the intersection of the food we eat, the impact of food production on the environment and the role of food in promoting health and wellness.