Since the Global Food Challenge program was launched in 2014, 31 students have walked through the doors of Land O’Lakes as sophomores curious about what the future will hold. It’s a similar and familiar feeling we’ve all had, whether it be your first day at school or your first day on a new job.
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.
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.