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24th annual Global Youth Institute

24th annual Global Youth Institute

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture will select and send two Saskatchewan students and their teacher/mentor to represent the province at the 24th annual Global Youth Institute from October 17-20, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.  Each year, more than 200 exceptional high school students from around the world are selected to participate in the four-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation.

The Global Youth Institute provides delegates with the opportunities to connect with other students and teachers from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and take part in symposium discussions with global leaders in science, industry and policy.  Selected students will interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts.  Visit the Global Youth Institute website for more information about the event.

Selected students prepare a guided research paper on the theme of global food security prior to the event.
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Saskatchewan students currently in grade 8 to 11, with a keen interest in agriculture and food security, are eligible to apply.  Students must have a teacher/mentor who is willing to support their application and accompany them to the event, if selected.

Note: Ministry of Agriculture and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.

How to Apply

To apply, students must complete and submit an application form by May 1, 2018. Winners will be selected and notified by May 11, 2018, and must complete a research paper, with the support of their teacher/mentor, and finalize their registration by June 26, 2018.

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