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.
Peyton, from Long Grove, Illinois, is studying biological systems engineering with a focus in food engineering and food science. His passion for food motivates him to make a global impact in the fight against food insecurity. Although the global food challenge is immense, Peyton believes that with strong teamwork, dedication and confidence, we can ensure the well-being of all. Peyton is mentored by Kurt Rosentrater in the department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering.