Blog Update
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If I’m honest, the bustling metropolis of Washington D.C. is not a place I once equated with effectively telling the story of sustainable agriculture. When I left the crowded airport to ride a crowded metro to find our hotel on a crowded city street, I thought to myself, “What does this have to do with agriculture?” No farms. No dirt. Definitely no cows.
Blog Update
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Think back to your grade school days: when someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, was it easy to reply with an answer? Maybe you were considering a career as a firefighter, doctor, nurse, teacher or an astronaut. As you grew up, did those dreams change?
About The Program

Professors and Mentors

“Every participant will leave the program with a new and expanded appreciation of agriculture, and awareness of the incredible career opportunities to impact the world.” - John Lumkes, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Academic mentors who take part in this purposeful program find it nearly as transformative as it is for the students. They:

  • Play a pivotal role in developing students’ understanding of food security and hunger issues;
  • Connect students with experts in related fields at their institution;
  • Support students’ research and development of three challenge assignments throughout the school year; and
  • Accompany students on a trip to Africa in June.

The 2016 – 2017 partner universities are Iowa State University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, The George Washington University, the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I'm hoping I’m able to bring a diverse perspective to the Land O'Lakes team and identify possible methods to innovate the Ag industry so that it can become more efficient.

- Alexander Fried, Emerging Leader, 2016-2017