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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.

Bailee Cook

Purdue University
Bailee, from Walkerton, Indiana, is studying agribusiness and agronomy in the College of Agriculture. She grew up on a family farm with a variety of animals, including goats, chickens and horses, and is excited to explore agriculture and food security abroad. Food security and sustainability are not areas that many agriculture students get the opportunity to explore. She hopes this tangible experience through the Global Food Challenge will open her eyes to the opportunities in this sector of agriculture so she can make a difference with her career.