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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.

Katriel Marks

Purdue University
Katriel, from Carmel, Indiana, is studying plant genetics, breeding and biotechnology in the College of Agriculture. Through involvement with the World Food Prize, she traveled to China where she conducted genetic research on hybrid rice and saw the benefits of agricultural improvements for people in all walks of life. As a part of the Global Food Challenge, she hopes to bring together multidisciplinary solutions for advancements to food security around the world.