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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.

Alyssa Dougherty

Iowa State University
Alyssa, from Epworth, Iowa, is studying dietetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Alyssa’s connection to the dairy industry, passion for food security issues, and desire to create positive change has inspired her to contribute to finding solutions to solve global hunger. She hopes that her experience with the Global Food Challenge will strengthen her research, teamwork and leadership skills while growing her global perspective. She looks forward to learning about Land O’Lakes International Development programs and working closely with her team.