Agriculture in the Classroom

Global Youth Institute

Des Moines, Iowa, October 19 to 21, 2017.

Every year, Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba (AITC-M) and 4-H Manitoba (4-H MB) send two high school students with an interest in global food security and agriculture to represent Manitoba at the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa in October. The selected students and their teacher/mentor representatives receive airfare, accommodation and all GYI conference expenses paid for the three-day event.

About the Global Youth Institute:

The Global Youth Institute (GYI) is held concurrently with the World Food Prize and the Borlaug Dialogues International Symposium. The GYI gives high school students and their teachers/mentors the opportunity to meet with their peers from around the world and gain insights into the challenges and opportunities for agriculture and food security in different countries.

How to apply: 

Students must apply by completing the form below (please note that the student must be in either Grade 10, 11, or 12 during the 2017-18 school year). AITC-M will then interview applicants and select the two students who will represent Manitoba at the GYI. Both students are required to research a global issue and write a five-page paper under the supervision of their teacher/mentor and submit the paper to the World Food Prize Foundation on or before August 1, 2017. 

At the GYI, each student will present a brief overview of their paper to a group of peers and experts. Selected students and teachers or mentors will be required to share their experience upon return with their high school, a sponsor and two other organizations.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017.

Click here and check out the box labeled 'How to Participate' for more detailed information about the research paper including links to:

  • 2016 Paper Instructions
  • Sample Paper
  • Paper Evaluation Rubric

Check out the papers written by the two students who attended GYI 2016:



With financial support from Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Monsanto and Viterra.


Contact Organizer

For more information contact:
Karen Hill

Linda McRae-Walker
Manitoba 4-H Council

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