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."

— Neha Middela, 2017 World Food Prize Global Youth Institute participant from Michigan