Last time, we explored what participants in the 2019 Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders Program learned and how they planned to put those learnings into practice. Here, the Emerging Leaders talk about what made the biggest impressions on them during their travels.
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.