G-R student to Global Youth Institute
May 30, 2014
Gladbrook-Reinbeck student Margaret (Meg) Edler recently was invited to represent the state of Iowa as a delegate to the 2014 Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, October 16-18, 2014. Held in conjuction with the World Food Prize events week and the Borlaugh Dialogue, the Global Youth Institute is a unique education and opportunity. Edler and G-R teacher Madonna Wilson will have a chance to attend the Borlaug Dialogue, package food to be sent to developing nations, visits research facilities, participate in an Oxfam Hunger Banquet, and present research findings in Roundtable DIscussions comprised of students from other states and countries. 1200 people from 65 countries will be in attendance. Edler submitted research dealing with Haiti at the Iowa Youth Institute in April at Iowa State University. “Improving animal agriculture in Haiti will not only help farm families, but will help the country’s economy and improve the quality of the diet of Haitians. Increasing a family’s herd of goats to three more could give more product for the farmer to sell and make a profit to spend, as well as improve nutrition.” 230 high school students from across Iowa participated and submitted their research and papers. Only the top students from the state institute were invited to the Global Institute in October. Edler will present her research findings to peers and global leaders. In recognition of participating in the 2014 World Prize Iowa Youth Institute, Edler received a $500 Dean of Ag International Agriculture Development Scholarship to Iowa State University.
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