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World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute is May 12, in-person or virtual

World Food Prize

The World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute challenges high school students with opportunities to present research and recommendations for solving global food issues.

The World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute is a free, one-day event coordinated by Michigan State University that challenges participants to address global food issues. Those taking part will:

  • Present research and recommendations on how to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with MSU faculty, staff, students, peers and other experts. 
  • Connect with student leaders from across the state to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships. 
  • Interact with global leaders in science, agriculture, industry and policy. 
  • Take part in educational sessions to explore current research and issues in food, agriculture, natural resources, international development and life sciences. 
  • Meet innovative professionals, researchers, professors and college students working to end hunger and poverty and improve food security in Michigan and around the world. 

This year’s World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12. Participants can participate in person on MSU’s campus or remotely via Zoom. 

Click here for a basic conference overview; a final schedule, including details about joining remotely, will be emailed directly to participants.

Eligible participants (students in grades 7-12 during the 2021-2022 academic year) can register by submitting a 3-5 page paper no later than March 15; find helpful resources online here. Online registration for youth participants and their adult teachers or mentors is open Feb. 1 to March 15.

Complete details of the event and the 2022 Michigan Youth Institute Global Challenge guidebook can be accessed now from the World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute.

Contact Deb Barrett or Katie Eisenberger for more information.

Date Posted: January 13, 2022