UFWH Summit 2020

UFWH Summit 2020 Zoom Agenda and Recordings

Download the UFWH Summit 2020 Zoom Agenda and check out the recorded videos from our three keynote speakers and super session presenters.

We opened the UFWH Summit 2020 with a video performance by AaronR of his poem, "Hunger Pains," which won the 2018 World Food Day Poetry Competition as sponsored by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization and Poetry X Hunger. See the PDF iconrecent call for poetry about pandemic-related hunger.

Keynote Speakers

Nikki Putnam Badding, Director of Human Nutrition Initiatives at Alltech, Inc.

Nikki Putnam Badding is a registered dietitian helping farmers and producers across the globe apply the lens of human nutrition to agricultural practices for the improved nutrition of plants, animals and consumers. She is actively advancing the vision of Planet of Plenty – producing enough safe, nutritious food for all, while caring for our animals and sustaining our land, air and water for future generations.

Nikki Putnam Badding

Dr. Esther Ngumbi, Author, Researcher and Educator

Dr. Esther Ngumbi is a champion for change for issues of hunger, gender, education, youth activism, agriculture, sustainability, and public service. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her founding organizations empower farmers and youth in Kenya. She uses her education as a voice for the voiceless, and has a deep commitment for developing Kenya and our global world.

Esther Ngumbi

Maria Rose Belding, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MEANS

Maria Rose Belding is the author of more than a dozen nationally published pieces on food security and poverty. She has spoken on the same issues in 25 states. Her work has received recognition from Points of Light, L’Oreal Paris, and the Obama White House with President’s Volunteer Service awards, along with being named a 2018 Glamour College Woman of the Year. In Dec. 2018 she became the youngest-ever female CNN Hero of the Year.

Maria Rose Belding

Super Sessions

Super Session 1: Campus - UFWH 101

  • UFWH History and a Comprehensive Approach to Campus Hunger, Alicia Powers & Kate Thornburg, Auburn University
  • University Leadership for International Development, Anne & Brady Deaton, University of Missouri
  • Seeing Solutions: Campus, Domestic, and Global Hunger, Janet Mullins & Kendra Oo, University of Kentucky

Campus Super Session

Super Session 2: Domestic - Hunger in the US

  • Southwest Rural US - A Glimpse of Utah, Heidi LeBlanc, Utah State University
  • Appalachia - Seeing Hunger in Kentucky, Katie Cardarelli & Dawn Brewer, University of Kentucky
  • Individual & Community-Level Strategies for Food Security in the Deep South, David Buys, Mississippi State University

Domestic Super Session

Super Session 3: Global - Feeding the World

  • Prosperity, Peace, and Stability: The Potential Dividends of Investments in Zero Hunger, Gary Karr, UN World Food Program
  • COVID-19 and Global Food Security, Chase Sova, World Food Program USA

Global Super Session