Saturday, June 16, will mark a life-changing day for the 2018–19 class of Emerging Leaders in the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge program. At that time, the 10-member group of college sophomores will travel to Lilongwe, Malawi, for the first leg of its 10-day trip to Africa. The group will travel to South Africa for the second half of the trip.
Katie Enzenauer knew in high school that she wanted to see the world and help people in developing countries overcome challenges such as food insecurity. “When the Global Food Challenge program came along,” she recalls, “I remember thinking it was a perfect fit.”
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.