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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.

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.