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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.

Jansen Penny

Kansas State University
Jansen, from Burlington, Colorado, is studying agricultural economics and finance in the College of Agriculture. Having grown up on a farm and ranch in a small town, he has seen the impact agriculture has on local families. His knowledge in agricultural production, and first-hand experience helping at-risk families and students, fuels him to find practical, sustainable solutions that range from farm to fork to make an impact on local and global hunger.