I drink skim milk, occasionally pay $5 for a specialty cup of coffee and am a loyal consumer of organic vanilla bean granola. Growing up in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota, the only time I stepped foot on a farm was to get lost in a corn maze.
If you have been keeping up with the Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders, you know that we are seasoned globe trotters. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but we have experienced many facets of agriculture this summer. From Africa to Washington D.C., we’ve learned a lot of food security.
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.