4‑H Ag Innovators Experience
Population trends project the world population will grow by two billion in the next 40 years, requiring a 70 percent increase in food production to feed the world. To meet this demand, the future generation of farmers, scientists and other professionals will need to be Ag innovators. That’s where the 4‑H Ag Innovators Experience comes in.
The 4‑H Ag Innovators Experience is a program that helps young people develop the skills needed to feed a growing world population. The program drives youth awareness of, and interest in, agriculture innovation and agriculture careers by tying in relevant concepts like aquaculture and environmental stewardship with a hands-on activity that makes learning fun.
Coming Soon: Native Bee Challenge
The 2019 4‑H Ag Innovators Experience, Native Bee Challenge, teaches 4‑H youth about the importance of pollination to agriculture and its connection to a sustainable food supply, specifically as related to native bees. Through this experience, youth will understand the process of pollination, the role of pollinators in our food supply and the importance of creating habitat for native bees.
Past Ag Innovators Experience Resources
The Monarch on the Move Challenge teaches youth about the monarch butterfly, a flagship species representing many pollinators that contribute to our food supply and the health of our planet. Through this experience, youth will understand the challenges affecting the monarch butterfly’s survival rates and will learn how everyone can contribute to increasing the monarch habitat to support sustainable monarch populations.
The Healthy Soils Carbon Soil Investigation Challenge teaches youth about the importance of preserving and improving soil health through a variety of different methods to help create a sustainable ecosystem responsible for our food and fiber needs, environmental quality, and human health.