Applications invited for international 4-H youth summit

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4-H Canada is inviting young adults from around the world to “come to the table” for the global 4-H Youth Ag-Summit in Calgary on Aug. 19-25, 2013. There will be 40 youth from across Canada selected to participate in this event.

Until February 15, 2013, young adults between the ages of 18-25, from over 20 countries have the chance to submit an application by writing an essay (max. 2,000 words) or filming a video (max. seven minutes) about the challenges of feeding a hungry planet.

Entrants have the chance to be one of 120 of the successful applicants to receive an expenses-paid trip to the summit, where ideas will be shared and opportunities will be explored with other young people, business leaders and scientists about this global agricultural challenge.

Bayer CropScience is the title sponsor of the Youth Ag-Summit and is committed to inspiring youth from around the world to see how they can make a difference and bring agriculture to the forefront of this global challenge. Countries currently involved include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom and U.S.

Young adults between the ages of 18-25 can find out more details and apply online by visiting www.YouthAgSummit.com.

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