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Growing up on my family’s hobby farm in rural southeast Wisconsin, I developed my passion for agriculture at a young age. My summers were dedicated to prepping show pigs and cattle for our county fair, and the rest of the year I cared for my family’s home-farrowed swine and beef herd. Through long hours of work, often after a tiring sports practice or late at night when I wanted to be doing just about anything else, I gained an appreciation for agriculture and the responsibility farmers have for the people they feed.
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Nestled between the Nsere and Weruweru rivers and on the high mesas surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro lies Two Bridges Farm. Fields sprawl a vast 316 acres, with tall, proud coffee plants swaying in the breeze. As we walked into the main office, we were greeted by the sight of women in bright skirts carrying giant bags of coffee beans on their heads.

Riley Sleichter

Kansas State University
Riley hails from his family’s sixth generation farm outside of Abilene, Kansas, and he is now studying Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University. Growing up, Riley traveled the Midwest with his family, showing cattle at livestock shows and advocating for food production, which has fed his passion for agriculture. As the global population continues to rise, Riley views agriculture technologies as the way to feed, fuel and clothe the world. Riley is excited to work with the other Emerging Leaders to begin developing a brighter future for the generations to follow.