Global Food Summit

July 20, 2015 to July 22, 2015
1994 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108

This course has been canceled due to low registration.

This two and a half-day workshop focuses on the concepts highlighted in MCEE's Global Food Challenge curriculum: food markets, trade, security, and safety. The workshop will dig deep into the teacher and student curriculum which provides for classroom and student-led activities in understanding economics through the lens of food. Several guest presenters in the food industry and from the University of Minnesota will visit the class in addition to a site visit to Cargill headquarters.

Part A: Monday, July 20 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & Tuesday, July 21 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ($25 registration fee to attend Part A only)

Part A will focus on food markets and food trade. Learn how to teach the basics of supply, demand, and price determination through simulations. Also, explore comparative advantage, specialization, currency exchange, and benefits and barriers to trade through engaging, hands-on activities. Visit Cargill headquarters on Tuesday, July 21.

Part B: Tuesday, July 21 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & Wednesday, July 22 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ($25 registration fee to attend Part B only)

Part B will begin with a visit to Cargill headquarters on Tuesday, July 21. The rest of the summit will focus on food security and food safety. The food security curriculum, newly designed last year, focuses on the critical issues of hunger, famine, and nutrition from an economic lens. The food safety unit will address food safety and how economics around the globe impact the safety of the food on our table.

Instructors for the course include Professor Donald Liu, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota, and MCEE Master Teachers Emily Anderson, Blaine High School, and Jamie Shaw, Champlin Park High School.


This workshop is made possible through the generous support of Cargill.