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Peri Warren’s grandfather and great-grandfather were farmers. But as she got older, the distance between her and agriculture grew. However, she got another taste of ag during her time as a 2017 Emerging Leader with the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge. This internship included spending time on a smallholder coffee farm in Tanzania; visiting blueberry, hazelnut and hop operations in Oregon; and having a discussion with a USDA official in Washington, D.C., about food deserts and food injustice.
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Everyone knows that agriculture doesn’t look the way it did 100 years go. But, even in the past 10 years, technology has changed the way food is grown —if not at the speed of light, then at a speed nobody quite anticipated.

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.