MSU Extension, Michigan 4-H, Michigan FFA, the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the World Food Prize partner to provide opportunities to inspire and prepare the next generation of global leaders to end world hunger and poverty.
World Food Prize programs
The World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute is an opportunity for students in grades 8-12 to explore and propose solutions to the interconnected issues contributing to food security.
The annual event provides Michigan youth with the opportunity to share their ideas related to global food security with MSU experts and other Michigan youth while learning how MSU faculty, staff, researchers and students are working to address issues related to food security and hunger.
Top-performing students are selected to attend the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute event.
"I became aware of how ensuring food security is integral to providing access to education, eliminating poverty, and ensuring a more equitable future for millions of people across the world."
Published on January 16, 2019
Addy Battel receives $5,000 scholarship, sponsored by Bayer, and will serve as 4-H’s national youth spokesperson for Agriculture
Published on March 2, 2018
The fourth annual World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute, held May 10, 2018, seeks to inspire and prepare the next generation of global leaders to end world hunger and poverty.
Published on December 22, 2017
The 2017 Michigan Youth Institute selected three outstanding youth leaders to represent Michigan at the Global Youth Institute where they shared their global hunger fighting research and ideas. This series highlights their stories.
Published on November 16, 2016
Six outstanding youth leaders were selected to represent Michigan at the Global Youth Institute, where they shared their global hunger fighting research and ideas. This series highlights their stories.
Published on July 14, 2016
Meet the 2016 World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute delegates who will be representing the state at the Global Youth Institute this fall.
Published on November 6, 2015
Reflections from two of Michigan’s World Food Prize Global Youth Institute delegates.