Blog Update
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As participants in the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge during the 2017–18 academic year, we learned a great deal about how business can have a positive effect on advancing agriculture, helping mitigate food insecurity and turning something that seems insignificant into something transformative. Our roles as Emerging Leaders in the program changed us forever and helped us further guide our career paths to an agricultural focus.
Blog Update
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When she started college, Elizabeth Alonzi never imagined a career in agriculture. Now, having been a Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader and, years later, in a full-time position with WinField United, it seems as if ag has been a happy landing.

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.