4-H Ag Innovators Experience Addresses Food Production

Projecting a possible need for a 70 percent increase in food production over the next 40 years, the National 4-H Council and Monsanto collaborated on a 4-H Ag Innovators Experience challenge. The challenge is proposed to stimulate interest of youth, ages 12-24, in agriculture. Challenge participants will engineer a food-distribution system to evenly dispense soy-based fish food over a 3’ x 3’ vinyl mat. The design may then be transferred to an aquaculture tank on a tilapia farm ensuring farm-raised fish have equal access to food. For more information on the challenge, call Emily at 314-236-6955.

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