Nathan Stoner, a senior at Morgan Township High School and 10-year member of the Morgan Sodbusters 4-H Club, has been selected to represent Indiana as a delegate to the 2021 World Food Prize Global Youth Institute (GYI). To be selected, Nathan researched food security challenges in Kyrgyzstan, wrote a paper, presented his findings, and made recommendations to a panel of experts at the Purdue Youth Institute last April.
The Global Youth Institute is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is held in conjunction with the awarding of the World Food Prize and the Borlaug Dialogue, the premier international symposium on global food security. The World Food Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize for food and agriculture, is the highest international honor recognizing the achievements of those who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity and availability of food in the world. This year’s virtual institute will be held October 15-22, 2021 with a variety of programming including workshops and roundtables both live and on-demand.
Global Youth Institute delegates have a unique opportunity to connect with other student leaders from around the world to discuss global challenges, share ideas, identify solutions to these problems, and build lasting friendships. Nathan will have the opportunity to present his paper during the institute and his paper will be published on the World Food Prize Foundation website.
Learn more about the World Food Prize and the Global Youth Institute at https://www.worldfoodprize.org/.