I drink skim milk, occasionally pay $5 for a specialty cup of coffee and am a loyal consumer of organic vanilla bean granola. Growing up in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota, the only time I stepped foot on a farm was to get lost in a corn maze.
If you have been keeping up with the Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders, you know that we are seasoned globe trotters. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but we have experienced many facets of agriculture this summer. From Africa to Washington D.C., we’ve learned a lot of food security.
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.