Madison Jones

Harrington School faculty member Madison Jones was part of a team of researchers at URI, led by Tolani Olagundoye, Kate Hardesty, and Sejal Lanterman, that were awarded $749,950 by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop the Rhode Island Agriculture and Food Systems Fellowship Program (AFSFP).

The goal of this program is to train students passionate about careers centered on food – as producers, processors, policymakers, educators, advocates or communicators. The AFSFP serves as a premier talent pipeline for entry- to mid-level professionals with a comprehensive understanding not only of food-related science, but also food-related social science – how humans interact with food, where inequities with food access and security exist, and how they can contribute as professionals to build a safer, healthier, more sustainable and just food system for all.

The program aims to engage undergraduate students interested in pursuing agriculture and food system-related careers and incorporates a multi-faceted suite of training in leadership and professional skills, inclusive science communication and community-led engagement, industry-led training and networking opportunities, and agricultural science and policy practice through intern- and externships.

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