Blog Update
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If you have been keeping up with the Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders, you know that we are seasoned globe trotters. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but we have experienced many facets of agriculture this summer. From Africa to Washington D.C., we’ve learned a lot of food security.
Blog Update
 collaboration
Politics have always been my passion, which is why I was so excited to travel to Washington D.C. with the Global Food Challenge emerging leaders to learn about agricultural policy this July.
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 challenge assignments throughout the school year; and
  • Accompany students on a trip to Land OLakes International Development locations in Africa in June.

 

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