In February, we launched the Cultivate Community competition. Open to all college students in the United States, it tasked students and student groups with submitting an idea that and helps feed the surrounding community, no matter how big or small.
Wheels up for Africa! The 2019 class of students chosen to participate in the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security™ Program depart Friday, June 14, to learn more about agricultural practices in Tanzania and South Africa. The prime focus of the trip is to learn more about the challenge of global hunger and to share the program’s mission of ending food insecurity.
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.