Thursday, 20th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

Bayer CropScience and the Future Farmers Network (FFN) have partnered to provide Australia’s agricultural youth the opportunity to participate in the Youth Ag Summit hosted by 4-H Canada, a rural youth organisation, from August 19 to 25, 2013 in Calgary, Canada.


Bayer and FFN encourage young Australians to apply for the chance to join young adults from around the world “at the table” to share ideas and develop a plan of action on how to feed a hungry planet.

“The Youth Ag Summit is a unique way to stimulate interest in Australian agriculture as a career of global importance,” Mr Dickmann, Head of New Business Development at Bayer CropScience, said.

From now until 31 January 2013, Australians between the ages of 18-25 can submit a 2,000 word essay or film a seven minute video about the challenges and opportunities of feeding a hungry planet. Two successful applicants from Australia will receive an expenses paid trip to the global Youth Ag Summit with 120 youth from 20 countries. They’ll participate in a week-long event where ideas will be shared and opportunities will be explored with other young people, business leaders and scientists about this global agricultural challenge.

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