We hold a monthly brownbag lunch each month during the academic year, and one social event each fall and spring. We are always eager to hear your ideas, and to have members present at our montly brownbags!

Unless otherwise noted below, brownbags are 12:00pm-1:00pm on the first Fridays of the month, in South Murray 148, the History Department Seminar Room, on the south end of the building. 

 Spring 2019

Past events

  • September 1, 2017: Brownbag--General introductions and brainstorming
  • October 6, 2017: Brownbag--Discussion of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups (the OSU library has online access)
  • October 12, 2017, 5:30 to 8 PM: Potluck social at Four Points Farm
  • November 3, 2017: Brownbag--Staff from the new food and resource center, Our Daily Bread, will talk to the group about the new center, including their experiences after running it for two months, their plans for the future, and how the Food Studies group might be able to help.
  • December 1, 2017: Brownbag--Rodney Holcomb from OSU's Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) will come to chat with us about how FAPC helps small food producers and processors.
  • Friday, January 26, 2018: Tour of Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center -- meet at FAPC, corner of Farm and Monroe on campus at 11:50, for a noon tour. May take 90 minutes.
  • Friday, March 2, 2018: Anna Zeide on her new book from University of California Press, Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry. The talk will be held at Noble Research Center 108 at 2:30 PM.
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018Virtual visit with author Jonathan Safran Foer on Eating Animals (reading will be pre-circulated). NOTE TIME and LOCATION: 11 am - 12 pm in Classroom Building 302. 
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018: 11:30 AM to 1 PM, Hal Smith Demonstration Classroom in Human Sciences. Chef Tiffany Poe, Director of Culinary Operations, Executive Chef and Clinical Instructor at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will be giiving a cooking demonstration for us and talking about 2018 food trends.
  • September 7, 2018: Brownbag--General introductions and brainstorming ideas for local food festival
  • October 5, 2018: Brownbag--Colby Bennett, owner of Blue Spruce gelato and sorbet, will share his experiences with permaculture and his work to build a garden at Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center 
  • November 8, 2018: Group visit to Food Product Innovation Competition, 1:30-4:30 pm, Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Processing Center
  • December 8, 2018: Closing event at Bailey Norwood's house