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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.

Julia Loudenburg

The George Washington University
Julia, from Spencer, South Dakota, is studying international affairs with a concentration in Latin America in the Elliot School for International Affairs. She began her journey in agriculture by growing up on a cattle farm and participated in the FFA in high school, receiving her American Degree in 2017. During college, she has interned for the Cocoa for Peace Project within the USDA. She also works with her school's bipartisan political club to promote compromise on campus, and she serves as the recording secretary for her Alpha Delta Pi chapter.