As I sit down to write this farewell blog, I feel overwhelmed with emotion because of the amazing experiences the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge has given us 10 Emerging Leaders. However, this blog isn’t meant to dwell on our farewell, but rather to highlight the learning experiences we encountered.
Dane, from Brookston, Indiana, is studying agribusiness, international studies in agriculture and supply chain management in the College of Agriculture. With his entrepreneurial mindset and love for travel, Dane has founded two businesses, one a South African Boer goat livestock operation, and has spent time learning about agriculture practices internationally. Those experiences have intensified his interest in finding solutions to make the agriculture industry more sustainable by decreasing waste in the food chain. Dane is excited for the opportunity to find innovative ways to make a difference in the lives of others through agriculture.