Blog Update
 collaboration
When I received an offer to intern with Land O’Lakes, Inc., I had to stop and do a double take. For a guy who has grown up in the beef world, the idea of a “dairy thing” was a little out of my comfort zone to say the least. I accepted the offer because the program sounded great, but I was unsure of what all of my beef friends would think of me when I accepted a position to intern with “the butter people.” Growing up I had become accustomed to making jokes about dairy cows compared to beef cattle, and in my part of the world the dairy people were the “weird” ones.
Blog Update
 collaboration
When I share with people that I interned with Land O’Lakes this summer, their first comment is always “Oh yeah, the butter company!” While we are “the butter company,” that butter company is one that is a farmer-owned cooperative, which is something I have always found unique.
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Press Room

Welcome to the Global Food Challenge press room. Let us help you craft a compelling story with original images, student interviews, video clips and more.

Media Relations Contacts
Sara Erickson, Exponent PR
612-305-6367
sara.erickson@exponentpr.com

Brooke Dillon, Communications Manager, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
651-202-1670
BDillon@landolakes.com

I am so eager to collaborate with other uniquely talented young leaders sharing the passion to combat global hunger.

- Peri Warren, Emerging Leader, 2016-2017