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.
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.