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As members of Team 1, our group of Emerging Leaders for Food Security shares a vested interest in making sustainable changes to the food system. Together, we’ll spend the summer rethinking the way the world eats. But how will we accomplish this? Each of us is approaching the challenge from a different angle.
Blog Update
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A couple years ago, the Los Angeles Times featured a recent story about Tom Barcellos, a California dairy farmer and Land O’Lakes member who had no choice but to leave one-fourth of his 1,200 acres idle because of the state’s prolonged drought.
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Let’s put an end to global hunger.

Wanted: Inspired college students to create a more hopeful future.

Global hunger, meet your match.

The Global Food Challenge

By2050

9 Billion+ People
- Will Need -
70% More Food

The Program

What we're doing to help.

Emerging Leaders for Food Security™. A yearlong program.

10 college students (From 5 Leading Universities)

Finding new ways to feed the world using fewer resources.

Learn more about the program

Meet the Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders for Food Security, 2015 - 2016

Meet 10 inspired college students who are working with Land O’Lakes experts to find new ways to nourish a hungry planet.

Abby Adair

“I may not come from an agricultural background, but I do have a place in food security.”

-  Abby Adair, Purdue University, Emerging Leaders, 2015-2016

Abby Adair

“What excites me the most about the experience I will have in the next year is just the ability to learn.”

-  Addison Bidwell, Iowa State University, Emerging Leader 2015-2016

Abby Adair

“It’s really a once-in-a-lifetime chance … to learn a lot about where your food comes from and how you can have an impact on the world.”

-  Ayse Muratoglu, George Washington University, Emerging Leader, 2015-2016

Abby Adair

“With Land O’Lakes and the team I’m on … we all have the means to make a difference. We are set up for success.”

-  Blake Schweiner, University of Minnesota, Emerging Leader, 2015-2016

Abby Adair

“Food security matters to me because it’s not just one nation’s problem – it’s a human issue, a global issue.”

-  Diana Fu, Northwestern University, Emerging Leader, 2015-2016

Abby Adair

“I want to make sure every single day I’m making a difference with my work.”

-  Elizabeth Alonzi, University of Minnesota, Emerging Leader, 2015-2016

Abby Adair

“Food security is more than just feeding the world – it’s also about making sure people get the right nutrients and the right foods to eat.”

-  Katie Enzenauer, University of Minnesota, Emerging Leader, 2015-2016

Abby Adair

“My idea is not to gain more land, but to gain more from our land … more calorie content from the crops we are producing.”

-  Leah Ellensohn, Iowa State University, Emerging Leader, 2015-2016

Abby Adair

“It’s so important to have different minds come together to try to solve this problem.”

-  Megan Schnell, Iowa State University, Emerging Leader, 2015-2016

Abby Adair

“This isn’t just something that’s only happening to a certain part of the world … it’s going to affect every single one of us in the long term.”

-  Sydney Gray, Purdue University, Emerging Leader, 2015-2016

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What you can do.

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