Professional Stories

Kyle Bohrer

Profession: Student

His Story: Kyle Bohrer is a globe-trotter. As a high school student, he traveled from Medford, Minnesota to Beijing, China where he worked on a team to develop new rice varieties that could withstand drought and extremely dry climates. Kyle's work plays an important role in fighting hunger because rice and other crops that can withstand crazy weather and climate conditions have a higher chance of surviving and feeding more people. This past summer, Kyle worked at the United States Department of Agriculture researching corn plant development to find ways to grow more corn on less land.  He is currently a student at Beloit College in Wisconsin, majoring in Political Science and Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biology.  

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, November 2009.