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Hydroponics is derived from two Greek words: “hydro,” meaning water, and “ponics,” meaning labor. The concept of using an aerated nutrient solution and additional lighting to provide energy for photosynthesis is both interesting and promising. Today, complex hydroponic systems can grow highly nutritious foods in rapid amounts of time, with customized lighting and controlled growing environments.
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When I think about food insecurity, generally I think about people in the community who are not able to afford fresh food, about people who need the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food and nutrition service; and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). I think about people who don’t have access to clean water and who live on less than one dollar a day.

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.