2015 Youth Ag Summit Delegates to Help Feed a Hungry Planet

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Youth Ag Summit 2013 student group

By: Ashley Holland, Senior Communications Representative, Bayer CropScience


By 2050, there will be 9 billion people living on this planet, and less farmland and resources to provide safe, nutritious food for everyone.  So how can we feed our growing population?


At Bayer CropScience, we are committed to developing long-term ideas and strategies to help solve this challenge, while helping younger generations learn more about sustainable agriculture and science innovation. That is why Bayer CropScience, in collaboration with Future Farmers Network, has chosen 100 young thought leaders to attend this year’s Youth Ag Summit on August 24th-28th, 2015 in Canberra Australia.


We are happy to announce that Edward Silva, Isha Jog, Katelyn Mann, and Beverly Flatt will be representing the United States as the 2015 delegates. Under the theme “Feeding a Hungry Planet,” these thought leaders will engage in constructive, forward-looking dialogue about opportunities and solutions in farming to help solve this challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.


Congratulations, delegates! I look forward to travelling with you to Australia this summer!


Edward SilvaEdward Silva, age 25 from Davis, California, is passionate about developing technology that will help create a more food secure world.

Isha JogIsha Jog, age 20 from Schaumburg, Illinois, is committed to raising awareness and understanding how developed nations can create innovative solutions to distribute food to other countries without resources readily available.

Katelyn MannKatelyn Mann, age 18 from Alexandria, Virginia, has a passion for environmental science and activism and has discovered the connection between the two within the sustainable agriculture movement.  

Beverley FlatBeverly Flatt, age 25 from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, is a young farmer who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people.

Be sure to check back in the coming months as we spotlight Edward, Isha, Katelyn and Beverly on the Bayer Connect Blog. Stay connected with us on Twitter at @Bayer4CropsUS and share your ideas for Feeding a Hungry Planet by using #youthagsummit.





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