U of A student chosen for Youth Ag Summit

Amanda Hardman from Stony Plain is one of two Canadians chosen to participate in the global Youth Ag Summit, although this year’s event will be a virtual affair. 

More than 2,000 youth from almost 100 countries applied for the January event, “a community of global young leaders championing sustainable agriculture and food security” by submitting project ideas on the theme ‘Feeding a Hungry Planet.’ 

Hardman’s project was on biodegradable food packaging created using nano-crystals derived from wood and wheat byproduct. She is majoring in sustainable agriculture systems at the U of Alberta.

“Apart from my packaging initiative, I’m passionate about sharing the great stories coming out of Canadian agriculture,” Hardman said in a release from Bayer, which sponsors the summit. 

The summit gives delegates a chance to learn and collaborate with others, and further develop their project ideas. 

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