Business as usual. It’s been a while since any of us have uttered these words. Our world is in flux, challenging our global food system in ways it has never experienced before. But I don’t need to tell you this. You are living this every day.
It’s times like these we look for support, for guidance, and for inspiration. It’s times like these that we need to lean on each other as a global profession and as a collective dedicated to feeding our planet safe, nutritious, and sustainable food. It’s times like these that we need IFT.
I have been a member of IFT since 1973. I can’t help but reflect on how much IFT has been there for me throughout the years, and there has not been a time when this has been more evident than now. Our global pandemic has stretched and challenged our profession in extraordinary ways and IFT and its volunteer community have consistently risen to the challenge. Here are just a few recent examples:
Networking is as essential to career health as fruits and vegetables are to physical health, so we consulted with an adult education expert to gain some tips on how to build a professional network and why you should start today.
As the global pandemic continues to stretch and challenge our profession in extraordinary ways, IFT and its volunteer community has consistently risen to the challenge, offering support, guidance, community, and inspiration.
At SHIFT20, IFT’s virtual event and expo, attendees will be challenged to think bigger and bolder to solve some of the world’s biggest food issues and make better food for the future, without leaving their home or office.