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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.

Izaiah Bokunewicz

Penn State
Izaiah, from Norristown, Pennsylvania, is studying plant sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Growing up in suburban Philadelphia, he developed an interest in how we feed our cities and educate people about food production. Izaiah is co-director of Penn State’s Student Farm Club and has completed undergraduate research involving indoor hydroponic systems. He is very optimistic about the future of agriculture, thanks to innovative and sustainable efforts taking place on a global level.