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Growing up on my family’s hobby farm in rural southeast Wisconsin, I developed my passion for agriculture at a young age. My summers were dedicated to prepping show pigs and cattle for our county fair, and the rest of the year I cared for my family’s home-farrowed swine and beef herd. Through long hours of work, often after a tiring sports practice or late at night when I wanted to be doing just about anything else, I gained an appreciation for agriculture and the responsibility farmers have for the people they feed.
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Nestled between the Nsere and Weruweru rivers and on the high mesas surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro lies Two Bridges Farm. Fields sprawl a vast 316 acres, with tall, proud coffee plants swaying in the breeze. As we walked into the main office, we were greeted by the sight of women in bright skirts carrying giant bags of coffee beans on their heads.

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.