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While she was growing up, Ariel Garsow developed a number of interests by participating in hobbies and extracurricular activities. She especially loved cooking with her grandmother. In high school, she was naturally drawn to science. These interests, combined with her attendance on church mission trips, sparked Ariel’s passion for helping feed the hungry.
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In her high school advanced placement (AP) biology class, Tara Mittelberg learned about Norman Borlaug, the renowned scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted his career to battling hunger and poverty across the globe. This sparked her interest in agriculture and prompted her to pursue the opportunity to be an Emerging Leader in the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge during the 2014–2015 academic year.
Meet The Emerging Leaders

Students 2017-2018

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, 2017 – 2018.

 

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

My connection to the dairy industry, passion for food security issues, and desire to create positive change has inspired me to contribute my best effort as a Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader for Food Security.

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Alyssa Dougherty

Iowa State University

I am looking forward to exploring food security and sustainability through the Global Food Challenge to round out my agriculture degree.

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Bailee Cook

Purdue University

My experience with international agriculture has intensified my interest in finding solutions to make the agriculture industry more sustainable and decrease waste in the food chain.

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Dane Chapman

Purdue University

I am very optimistic about the future of agriculture thanks to the innovative and sustainable efforts taking place on a global level.

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Izaiah Bokunewicz

Penn State

Growing up in a small ranch town has shown me the impact agriculture can have on local families. I want to find practical, sustainable solutions that make an impact on local and global hunger.

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Jansen Penny

Kansas State University

I wanted to work on the Global Food Challenge because since I came to college I have seen the astounding amount of food waste that occurs, even though there are people in my community who are food insecure, and I want to do my part to help.

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Julia Loudenburg

The George Washington University

In my work with the World Food Prize I saw the benefit of agricultural improvements for all people. I hope to bring together multidisciplinary solutions to advance food security.

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Katriel Marks

Purdue University

I am excited to find new ways to meet the demands of the growing world with the Global Food Challenge.

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Kinnidy Coley

North Carolina A&T State University

What I hope to learn through this internship is how to pursue and achieve goals in a company setting, more about the reality of world food problems, and how to build strong leadership skills.

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Sarah Vater

University of Minnesota

Growing up in rural Minnesota, my family and community ingrained in me a strong appreciation for honesty, respect, responsibility and generosity in agriculture and community participation. I believe my rural background will provide a solid foundation for me to drive change in agriculture.

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Sierra Williamson

University of Minnesota

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