Last time, we explored what participants in the 2019 Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders Program learned and how they planned to put those learnings into practice. Here, the Emerging Leaders talk about what made the biggest impressions on them during their travels.
A'ysha Callahan is from Waukegan, Illinois, and she is studying food science at Alabama A&M University. She grew up in a relatively urban area, so wasn’t exposed directly to agriculture – this prompted her to start asking questions about how the food we eat is produced. Through high school she volunteered at soup kitchens and food banks, which exposed her to how prevalent food insecurity is in U.S. communities. These experiences intensified her interest in agriculture and helped her grow a passion for finding a solution to feed the world.