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Global food security means that people everywhere have access to enough safe, nutritious food to eat every day. But it’s not a reality. And with 9 billion of us projected to live on the planet by 2050, feeding the world tomorrow won’t be possible unless we all start working together today. That’s why Land O’Lakes, Inc. is introducing Cultivate Community With the Global Food Challenge. It’s a new food security-focused competition open to college students in the United States who want to help devise solutions to the problem of food insecurity.
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Growing up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Deanna Zernicke was familiar with Land O’Lakes, Inc. and recognized the value of advocating for the agriculture industry. In college, she heard about an internship opportunity with the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge program. This piqued her interest, and she attended a career fair to find out more.
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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.

Logan Glassburn, Purdue University, Emerging Leader, 2019

“As an Emerging Leader, the opportunities are endless: the opportunity to learn and understand world hunger, to grow professionally and to lead on my campus.”

-  Logan Glassburn, Purdue University, Emerging Leader, 2019

Erik Ohman, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Emerging Leader, 2019

“I am passionate about producing food efficiently and in a way that conserves our environment for our posterity to continue.”

-  Erik Ohman, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Emerging Leader, 2019

A'ysha Callahan, Alabama A&M University, Emerging Leader, 2019

“I am excited to be working with a cross-functional team composed of unique individuals with a common goal: finding solutions to feed the world through the Global Food Challenge.”

-  A'ysha Callahan, Alabama A&M University, Emerging Leader, 2019

Riley Sleichter, Kansas State University, Emerging Leader, 2019

“I am ready to be a part of the Global Food Challenge so we can begin to search our diverse pool of agriculture to develop a more sustainable future and to feed human progress.”

-  Riley Sleichter, Kansas State University, Emerging Leader, 2019

Anna Jaspers, Iowa State University, Emerging Leader, 2019

“I’ve always had a passion for learning and problem solving. This is where my interest in the Global Food Challenge comes from – when I see a problem, I want to find a solution.”

-  Anna Jaspers, Iowa State University, Emerging Leader, 2019

Claire Lentsch, University of Minnesota, Emerging Leader, 2019

“I aspire to contribute to a dedicated team working together to find innovative food solutions because saving food means saving lives.”

-  Claire Lentsch, University of Minnesota, Emerging Leader, 2019

Make a Difference

What you can do.

Graduating from college in 2021?
Apply now for a Global Food Challenge fellowship –
and a chance to change the world.

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