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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.

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.