Crop Science, a division of Bayer, is pleased to announce that five millennials in agriculture have been selected to represent the U.S. at the third Youth Ag Summit to take place in Brussels, Belgium, from October 9-13, 2017. The young leaders are part of a delegation of 100 people from 49 countries selected to participate in a week-long think-tank focused on identifying innovative, sustainable and actionable solutions to address global food security challenges
The theme for this year's summit is "Feeding a Hungry Planet" and the goal is to find ways to end hunger, food security and promoting sustainable agriculture. Five delegates were selected to represent the U.S. They include Anna Gomes from Ferndale, California, Ben Carson from Plant City, Florida, Emily Buck from Gallatin, Tennessee, Julie Greenwald from Boston, Massachusetts and Noah Hamlish from Chicago, Illinois.
All five delegates submitted an essay that outlined how they would address global hunger while taking into account the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
They were selected by a panel of judges representing 4-H, FFA, academia and Bayer.