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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.

Claire Lentsch

University of Minnesota
Claire Lentsch, from Farmington, Minnesota, is studying agricultural and food business management in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. She moved off the family farm in South Dakota, eventually finding herself in the Greater Minneapolis Area in 2016. On campus, she is involved in a variety of agriculture-based organizations as well as student government specializing in policy. Through the Global Food Challenge, Lentsch is enthusiastic to explore her passion of agriculture, contribute her strategic intellect and discover innovative solutions to feed the world.