Since the Global Food Challenge program was launched in 2014, 31 students have walked through the doors of Land O’Lakes as sophomores curious about what the future will hold. It’s a similar and familiar feeling we’ve all had, whether it be your first day at school or your first day on a new job.
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.
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.