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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.

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.