About the Institute for Food

Students sell Institute for Food salsa.

The Institute for Food is a Provost Interdisciplinary Innovation project, housed with the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, created to engage the Miami University community around issues of food, health, and sustainable agriculture.

Our mission is to foster healthy food, healthy eating, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.

To this end, the Institute for Food:

  • operates a sustainable farm on the historic Austin-Magie Farm and Mill District, which serves as a living laboratory for experiential learning, collaborative research, and community engagement
  • cultivates extensive partnerships with community organizations both in Oxford and the greater Cincinnati area — working to enhance food access and resilience within our region