Blog Update
 collaboration
I drink skim milk, occasionally pay $5 for a specialty cup of coffee and am a loyal consumer of organic vanilla bean granola. Growing up in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota, the only time I stepped foot on a farm was to get lost in a corn maze.
Blog Update
 collaboration
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.
Meet The Emerging Leaders

Students 2016-2017

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, 2016 – 2017.

 

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

I’m excited to collaborate with others who share my same passion. This is the experience of a lifetime. I look forward to gaining knowledge and skills that I can use to make a difference.

READ MORE

Rachel Anderson

University of Minnesota

Bringing together a team of motivated students willing to work to solve problems is truly inspiring. I’m hoping we can bring new ideas and passion to creating a more sustainable world.

READ MORE

Jessica Wendt

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Agriculture is the center of our lives in many ways, even more so when you grow up on a farm. The ability to improve food security for others is important as I look to make a difference.

READ MORE

Travis Troendle

Iowa State University

I know young people, like myself, can find answers as ‘game-changers’. We have the ability to work together to create innovative solutions to one of the world’s most pressing challenges.

READ MORE

Margaret Hegwood

Purdue University

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

READ MORE

Peri Warren

University of Minnesota

By empowering students with tools to address food insecurity, Land O’Lakes is creating leaders who can influence its industry to feed a growing population with sustainability in mind.

READ MORE

Erica Timmons

Purdue University

I believe no one should have to question access to such a fundamental human need. I feel food becomes less appealing knowing people in the world lack consistent access to it.

READ MORE

Peyton Russell

Iowa State University

I am most excited about being a part of something larger than myself. The issues and solutions I will work on will impact the lives of those here in my community and around the world.

READ MORE

Katie Atkins

University of Minnesota

I am most excited about the opportunity to work with so many different individuals from very diverse backgrounds to solve a universal problem the world is facing.

READ MORE

Deanna Zernicke

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.

READ MORE

Alexander Fried

The George Washington University

I hope to take quantitative steps toward increasing food security throughout the world and spread the word about the importance of agriculture and its role in feeding the world.

READ MORE

Audrey Sebastian

University of Minnesota

Interested in applying for the Global Food Challenge fellowship program?
get started