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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.

A'ysha Callahan

Alabama A&M University
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.