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.
If you have been keeping up with the Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders, you know that we are seasoned globe trotters. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but we have experienced many facets of agriculture this summer. From Africa to Washington D.C., we’ve learned a lot of food security.
Travis, from Lanesboro, Minnesota, is studying agricultural and biological systems in the College of Engineering. Growing up on a dairy farm, he developed a passion for agriculture at a young age. Travis served as a state officer for the National FFA Organization and has continuously advocated for the future of agriculture. He is excited for the opportunity to help provide safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way. Travis is mentored by Kathy Wieland in the College of Business.