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Minnesota 4-H asks youth to solve ag issues in their community

Today, like never before, ag leaders are needed to creatively solve the ag and food challenges of worldwide population that is projected to double in the next 40 years. A survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows a shortage of youth studying and pursuing careers in agriculture. To meet this critical need, Minnesota 4-H has developed a new program to ignite excitement and passion about agriculture professions and expand their preparedness to study agriculture in high school and college.

The 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge asks teams of Minnesota youth to identify agriculture-related issues in their communities and collaborate with local ag experts to find science-based solutions. In June 2015, teams will present their results at a two-day event at the University of Minnesota, which will include judging presentations, workshops on interviewing and resume building, campus tours to explore agriculture and science resources at the University, and a challenge fair to share the…