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Stewart completes Food Systems Leadership Institute program

Dr. Marshall Stewart was among the 20 fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) honored recently during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Denver.

Stewart serves as associate director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service as well as head of the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Stewart and the other fellows were recognized for completing the institute’s executive leadership development program and for contributions they have made to their organizations, to food systems and to higher education.

The FSLI is a 2-year program designed for experienced leaders in academia,
government and industry. Through three residential sessions, individual coaching, mentoring and personal projects, the FSLI seeks to enhance fellows’ leadership abilities, develop their skills for and knowledge of organizational change, and broaden their perspectives on integrated food systems.

The FSLI is a program of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, created with financial support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and operated in partnership with N.C. State University, The Ohio State University, and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. More information on the FSLI is available at

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