Blog Update
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As participants in the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge during the 2017–18 academic year, we learned a great deal about how business can have a positive effect on advancing agriculture, helping mitigate food insecurity and turning something that seems insignificant into something transformative. Our roles as Emerging Leaders in the program changed us forever and helped us further guide our career paths to an agricultural focus.
Blog Update
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When she started college, Elizabeth Alonzi never imagined a career in agriculture. Now, having been a Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader and, years later, in a full-time position with WinField United, it seems as if ag has been a happy landing.

Erik Ohman

University of Wisconsin – Madison
From Plymouth, Wisconsin, Erik Ohman is studying microbiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and pursuing a certificate in business management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Having grown up on a small beef and cattle swine farm in rural Wisconsin, has bred his passion for agriculture and food production. He hopes that his work with the Global Food Challenge will strengthen his background in Genetic Engineering and how its transformative technologies can be used to feed an ever-growing population while preserving natural resources.