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CALS Faculty/Staff/Students Encouraged to Participate in World Food Prize Wisconsin Youth Institute

On Monday, April 9th, 2018, UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will host the 4th Annual Wisconsin Global Youth Institute as part of The World Food Prize. This day offers a unique opportunity for high school students to explore food security solutions through natural and social sciences lenses.

We are writing because we need your help. There are a couple of ways to be involved:

  1. Students will be submitting papers detailing research on food related issues from another country. Students selected to attend the WI Youth Institute will present a summary to a panel of faculty/staff/students who will then help select the students to attend the World Food Prize in Iowa. We are looking for panel facilitators to serve during the discussion sessions.
  2. As part of the day, students will be participating in interactive educational experiences that will expose them to areas of research related to the work we do in CALS. We are looking for hands on learning activities that expose these students to research and insights happening here at UW-Madison.  If you are interested in providing an immersion experience for the students who will be on campus, please let us know.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the survey below and indicate which choices of the program you would like to be involved. Please share with anyone who you think might be interested. For more information about the paper and the WI Youth Institute visit: or contact WI Youth Coordinator Tom Browne at 608-262-3288 or

The attached flyer shares additional program and paper guidelines.