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Peri Warren’s grandfather and great-grandfather were farmers. But as she got older, the distance between her and agriculture grew. However, she got another taste of ag during her time as a 2017 Emerging Leader with the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge. This internship included spending time on a smallholder coffee farm in Tanzania; visiting blueberry, hazelnut and hop operations in Oregon; and having a discussion with a USDA official in Washington, D.C., about food deserts and food injustice.
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Everyone knows that agriculture doesn’t look the way it did 100 years go. But, even in the past 10 years, technology has changed the way food is grown —if not at the speed of light, then at a speed nobody quite anticipated.
Meet The Emerging Leaders

Students 2018-2019

They come from America’s heartland and from cities coast to coast.
They study agronomy, food science and mechanical engineering.
They volunteer at food shelves and advocate for agriculture.

They are our inspired and talented Emerging Leaders for Food Security, 2018 – 2019.

 

Meet the college students who are out to change the world for the better.

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.

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Anna Jaspers

Iowa State University

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.

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Logan Glassburn

Purdue University

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.

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A'ysha Callahan

Alabama A&M University

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

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Claire Lentsch

University of Minnesota

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

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Erik Ohman

University of Wisconsin – Madison

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.

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Riley Sleichter

Kansas State University

Interested in applying for the Global Food Challenge fellowship program?
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