Blog Update
 collaboration
While she was growing up, Ariel Garsow developed a number of interests by participating in hobbies and extracurricular activities. She especially loved cooking with her grandmother. In high school, she was naturally drawn to science. These interests, combined with her attendance on church mission trips, sparked Ariel’s passion for helping feed the hungry.
Blog Update
 collaboration
In her high school advanced placement (AP) biology class, Tara Mittelberg learned about Norman Borlaug, the renowned scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted his career to battling hunger and poverty across the globe. This sparked her interest in agriculture and prompted her to pursue the opportunity to be an Emerging Leader in the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge during the 2014–2015 academic year.

Sierra Williamson

University of Minnesota
Sierra, from Sherburn, Minnesota, is studying agriculture and food business management in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences. Having grown up in rural Minnesota, she became interested in agriculture through hands-on experience in the field and holding leadership roles in her local FFA club. Her participation with community service organizations like From the Ground Up and Cooking Matters provided a solid foundation for her to learn more about creating food security and driving change in agriculture. Through the Global Food Challenge, she hopes to contribute to solutions that alleviate food insecurity here and around the world.