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Four young Canadians heading to Youth Ag-Summit

Apr. 14, 2015 - Four young Canadians have been selected to attend the second Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra, Australia, in August 2015.

These four Canadian delegates were chosen from nearly 2,000 potential candidates worldwide, based on their position and ideas on the underlying causes of food insecurity and its effect on a growing population.

Attending on behalf of 4-H Canada are Courtney O'Neill (Erinsville, ON) and Andrea Soesbergen (Dundee, QC). They are joined by Brennah McKirdy (Kingston, ON) and Vigneswari Sridharan (Guelph, ON).

The Summit, which is themed "Feeding a Hungry Planet," takes place in Canberra, Australia, on August 24-28, 2015.

One hundred delegates from 33 countries will meet in Canberra to network, hear from guest speakers and participate in debates, discussions, group work and industry tours. The purpose of the Summit is to generate innovative, sustainable and actionable solutions which will be driven by their leadership.

During the Summit, the delegates identify, connect and create ideas to progress agriculture around the world. This collaborative approach aims to leave them with actionable ideas they take back to their home countries to embed into their personal operations and careers.

Visit the website www.youthagsummit.com to meet the delegates and for more information on the Youth Ag-Summit.