World Food Prize participants in 2015

World Food Prize
Nebraska Youth Institute

Food is the moral right
of all who are born into this world. Dr. Norman E. Borlaug

2017 World Food Prize
Nebraska Youth Institute March 13, 2017 UNL East Campus

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE: Essays Due online by midnight, Feb. 28, 2017

Click Here to Submit Your Essay

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Earn a $500 scholarship each year you submit a paper and attend the event!

High School Freshmen through Seniors are eligible.

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Essay Instructions Packet 1.4 MB
Nine Week Assignment Guide for Teachers 53 KB
Student Flyer 319 KB
Teacher Flyer 684 KB
$2,000 Maunder-Borlaug Scholarship 188 KB
Further Opportunities 221 KB

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Uehling Ready, State Coordinator at: or 402-472-9782

Teachers: Liz know how many of your students will write!

Our Sponsors

The Nebraska Youth Institute is made possible with the generous support of The World Food Prize Foundation, The Malaika Foundation, and Bruce and Kathy Maunder with the Maunder-Borlaug Food Security Scholarship.

This program is organized by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication.

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