Blog Update
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As participants in the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge during the 2017–18 academic year, we learned a great deal about how business can have a positive effect on advancing agriculture, helping mitigate food insecurity and turning something that seems insignificant into something transformative. Our roles as Emerging Leaders in the program changed us forever and helped us further guide our career paths to an agricultural focus.
Blog Update
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When she started college, Elizabeth Alonzi never imagined a career in agriculture. Now, having been a Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader and, years later, in a full-time position with WinField United, it seems as if ag has been a happy landing.

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.