Ankeny Students Invited to Youth Institute
Each student attending had written a research paper on a key issue; such as environmental volatility, soil degradation, nutrition, water scarcity or gender inequality, impacting hunger in a developing country. During the Youth Institute, the students proposed their solutions in small-group roundtable discussions facilitated by academic and industry experts. Students also engaged in interactive immersion sessions, covering topics like plant genetics, human nutrition, food insecurity in Iowa, sustainability, and the environment.
The World Food Prize Youth Programs were started by Norman Borlaug and John Ruan Sr. to inspire the next generation to become involved in our food system. Other World Food Prize youth programs also include the Global Youth Institute, the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship and the USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship.
Ankeny Students in attendance: