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“Is this an agricultural co-op or a tech company?” This was a question recently posed by “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl in a segment about Land O’Lakes, Inc.
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Last time, we explored what participants in the 2019 Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders Program learned and how they planned to put those learnings into practice. Here, the Emerging Leaders talk about what made the biggest impressions on them during their travels.
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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 unique summer program.

College students from select 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, 2019

Meet inspired college students who are working with Land O’Lakes experts to find new ways to address food security.

Alexander Hall, Alabama A&M University, Emerging Leader, 2020

“I’ve always had the desire to propose innovative solutions to better the world we live in through agricultural disciplines. ”

-  Alexander Hall, Alabama A&M University, Emerging Leader, 2020

Brooke Beinhart, Iowa State University, Emerging Leader, 2020

“I’ve always aspired to leave the world a better place than I found it and I am excited to take on challenges with my team to shape a better future for those to follow.”

-  Brooke Beinhart, Iowa State University, Emerging Leader, 2020

Katie Krick, Purdue University, Emerging Leader, 2020

“Through the Global Food Challenge, I hope to gain knowledge that will aid my understanding of the processes of food production in order to help sustainably feed our exponentially growing population.”

-  Katie Krick, Purdue University, Emerging Leader, 2020

Emma Nelson, University of Minnesota, Emerging Leader, 2020

“Many aspects of the Global Food Challenge excite me, but knowing that we are all here and passionate to work on a project that is larger than all of us, for people we do not even know: that truly amazes me. ”

-  Emma Nelson, University of Minnesota, Emerging Leader, 2020

Rachel Grober, Iowa State University, Emerging Leader, 2020

“I love the challenge of being innovative, and I’m excited to use my curiosity to activate success by ensuring we, as agriculturalists, are integrating environmentally-sound choices.”

-  Rachel Grober, Iowa State University, Emerging Leader, 2020

Scuyler Zenger, Kansas State University, Emerging Leader, 2020

“I am excited to foster productive discussions on how we can better utilize the resources at hand for a healthier, sustainable and food-secure future.”

-  Scuyler Zenger, Kansas State University, Emerging Leader, 2020

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What you can do.

Graduating from college in 2022?
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and a chance to change the world.

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