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.

Sarah Vater

University of Minnesota
Sarah, from Osceola, Wisconsin, is studying supply chain and operations management and Spanish studies at the Carlson School of Management. Having participated in a three-day poverty simulation through the nonprofit Heifer International, Sarah was inspired to become informed about the global food crisis and what she could do to help. She feels that working with Land O’Lakes to solve this issue is an amazing opportunity to learn about how an organization comes together to solve a goal and deal with an issue that is tough to define. She is excited to be part of the Global Food Challenge and work toward finding meaningful and sustainable ways to combat hunger and food insecurity in our world.