About Us

Food, Environment, Communities

The Metropolitan Food and Environmental Systems program is leading the effort to create sustainable food systems in metropolitan environments that are healthy for the environment and community. Our students receive a well balanced education that includes research based courses in environmental, food, and agricultural sciences, as well as leadership training.

University of Illinois students in one of the Urbana campus greenhouses
Interested in MFST?

We're happy to speak with you about our program and help coordinate a visit to either the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus or to the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago. Just reach out to learn more.

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Support from alumni and friends helps us fund students through scholarships, give students access to experiential learning activities, and ensures we have the best lesson materials available for our students and teachers.