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While she was growing up, Ariel Garsow developed a number of interests by participating in hobbies and extracurricular activities. She especially loved cooking with her grandmother. In high school, she was naturally drawn to science. These interests, combined with her attendance on church mission trips, sparked Ariel’s passion for helping feed the hungry.
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In her high school advanced placement (AP) biology class, Tara Mittelberg learned about Norman Borlaug, the renowned scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted his career to battling hunger and poverty across the globe. This sparked her interest in agriculture and prompted her to pursue the opportunity to be an Emerging Leader in the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge during the 2014–2015 academic year.

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.