Warren wins once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Mia Zanzucchi

“Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.”
-Normal Borlaug
Jessamine County 2013-2014 FFA President and West Jessamine High School junior Sarah Warren is one of 22 students worldwide selected to intern for the prestigious Borlaug-Ruan Internship. Borlaug-Ruan is an eight week international experience for visionary high school students dedicated to ending hunger in third world countries through agricultural and nutritional research and development. Warren is one of two interns traveling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to work with scientists and policymakers at the International Livestock Research Institute. In October of 2012, Sarah attended the World Food Prize with Jessamine County FFA advisor Mary Jennings. The World Food Prize, held annually in Des Moines, Iowa, is dedicated to providing people all around the world with food, an issue very prevalent in third world countries like Ethiopia. World Food Prize sponsors the Borlaug-Ruan Internships.

In addition to her work with the Jessamine County FFA and the World Food Prize, Sarah owns and shows goats and has a miniature pony named Emmy. She is also the junior class reporter, a Colt Nation contributor, and a marketing/social media committee member of the 2013 Kentucky State Fair Young Adult Program. “I hope to be able to make an impact on the global agricultural community. It doesn’t matter if you’re here in Jessamine County or half way around the world; where there’s fertile land and animals to be found, there’s people who need help,” Warren said.

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