The World Food Prize challenges Iowa high school students to put their minds and leadership toward combating global hunger. How? Research food security in a developing country. Write your findings in an essay. Discuss your findings with experts in the field from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, ISU Extension and local industry. Discover your role in the fight against hunger.

Mark your calendar for April 30, 2012. Learn more about how to participate at

All Iowa high school Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors are welcomed to participate.

Participating students are eligible for selection to attend the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines during the World Food Prize events week. These students may apply for the pretigious Borlaug-Ruan International Internship.

For more information on how to participate in the Iowa Youth Institute, contact the World Food Prize Director of Iowa Education Programs Catherine Swoboda at or at (515) 245-3727.