USDA fellowship provides professional experiences in agricultural communications, science, economics and public policy for outstanding university students
Unique program inspires high school students to embark on career paths in science, agriculture and global development.
Outstanding students selected to receive 2018 John Chrystal and Elaine Szymoniak Awards
By: Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn
Research scientist at the USDA is named the seventh recipient of the most prestigious global agricultural award for scientists under the age of 40
Exceptional college students to work with leading scientists and policy makers nationwide to improve our food system
Statement by Foundation President Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn
As Prepared for Delivery by Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn
Since the inception of the program, the World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute has engaged over 1,000 students from more than 225 schools across Iowa and continues reaching and inspiring students across our state to fight hunger at home and abroad and to explore STEM career paths. Students were immersed into the world food insecurity and interacted with Governor Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Acting Chief Scientist & REE Deputy Under Secretary of USDA, world-renowned faculty experts and business leaders.
The World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute has engaged over 1,000 students from more than 225 schools across the state and has served as a national model for 24 other state youth institutes across the country, working to spark students’ interests for STEM and career paths in agriculture. This year IYI students will participate in unique interactive labs and network with Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, President of Iowa State University Wendy Wintersteen and faculty and business leaders.