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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.

Dane Chapman

Purdue University
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.