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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.

Anna Jaspers

Iowa State University
Anna Jaspers hails from Steamboat Rock, Iowa, and she is studying supply chain management and international business at Iowa State University. When not in the classroom, you can find her volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, practicing yoga or cheering on the Cyclones. Her interest in food security was spark on her family farm and has grown since her time at Iowa State. She is excited to spend her summer exploring her passion for hunger, sustainability and agriculture.