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.
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.