Feb. 15 deadline to apply for 4-H youth summit

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Young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 have the chance to be one of the 40 Canadians to attend the Global 4-H Youth Ag-Summit in Calgary, Aug. 19-25.

Twenty of these participants will be 4-H members and/or 4-H alumni.

To be eligible, they can submit an application by writing an essay (maximum 2,000 words) or filming a video (up to seven minutes) about the challenges of feeding a hungry planet. It should address the challenge of feeding two billion more people in the next 40 years.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 15.

With sponsorship from Bayer CropScience, the Canadians will be among 120 youth selected from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Kingdom and the U.S.

More details and application information are available online.