Meet the Youth Ag Summit Delegates

J’adore l’agriculture - I LOVE AGRICULTURE!

The 2017 Youth Ag-Summit took place in Brussels from October 9 to 13. Here’s what Nepalese delegate Pramisha Thapaliya took away from her YAS experience in Belgium.

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Jemima from New Zealand

From New Zealand to Indonesia: Zeroing in on industry, innovation and infrastructure in agribusiness

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Shu from Japan

Rice paddies and drones: Can Japan fix food insecurity?

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Rikiya Ueno, Japan

Winning hearts and minds: Upping the appeal of Japanese farming

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Beth Hampton, New Zealand

‘Mum, does milk come from the supermarket?’ Improving Agricultural Education in schools

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Alexis Wagner, Canada

Alexis Wagner (25) is a bioprocess engineer who recently finished a master’s degree in Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Chevening Scholar, focussing on agricultural supply chain sustainability. Back in Canada, she is now the assistant brewmaster at Mill Street Brewery in Toronto.

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Where they are now: YAS Alumni James Craig and the “Perspectives Potluck”

One of the goals of the Youth Ag-Summit is to build a long-term, global community of passionate and engaged “agvocates” who use the Summit as a launchpad for future success. We caught up with James Craig, who attended the first ever Youth Ag-Summit in 2013, to hear what he’s been up to recently, and what advice he has for this year’s cohort of delegates.

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“Why our country needs to do more to encourage innovative farming techniques”

“The craftsmanship and knowledge of crops built over centuries of farming remain important, but the use of new technologies is indispensable to take a step forward in our agriculture,” writes Louis Verstraete in the run-up to the Global Youth Agriculture Summit.

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Brandon Hebor, Canada

“I turn fish poop into farm food”: Farming in Toronto’s concrete jungle (or Farming in Toronto’s ‘concrete jungle’)

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Kelly Hodgins from Canada

How YAS13 kickstarted my drive for change

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