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You wouldn’t really think IT plays a pivotal role in feeding the world. But we do.
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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

Make a Difference

What you can do.

Graduating from college in 2019?
Apply now for a Global Food Challenge fellowship –
and a chance to change the world.

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