Minnesota Youth Institute names 2014 Borlaug Scholars

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, the Minnesota Youth Institute, and the World Food Prize would like to honor seven students who were selected to represent the state of Minnesota at the Global Youth Institute held in Des Moines in conjunction with the World Food Prize.

Selected students and their teacher mentors travel to Des Moines, Iowa, in mid-October to attend this exciting three-day event at which they interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts. 

At the Global Youth Institute, student delegates present and discuss their findings with international experts and their peers, connect with other students from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and take part in symposium discussions with global leaders in science, industry and policy.

2014 Borlaug Scholars:
Emily Amundson-Dassel Cakota High School (Teacher: Eric Sawatzke)
Emily Blosberg- Academy for Sciences and Agriculture Sciences (Teacher: Laura Nelson )
Eva Henningsen-Mahtomedi High School (Teachers: Jim Lane)
Jane Hulse-Trinity School at River Edge (Teachers: Abbey Von Gohren)
Emma Kangas-Eden Valley-Watkins (Teachers: Tracy Huhn)
Alyssa Storkamp- Matomedi High School (Teachers: Jim Lane)
Elizabeth Weyer- Academy for Sciences and Agriculture Sciences (Teacher: Laura Nelson)

The Minnesota Youth Institute is a research youth development program that challenges students to focus on global issues impacting food security. See more information about how to participate in the Minnesota Youth Institute.