2018 Youth Summit

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 The 2018 Summit was open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth, ages 15-18 (including recently graduated high school seniors).

This year’s Summit was built on previous Summits, but was more intensive. The 2018 Summit was skills-development focused event that gave attendees an opportunity to do a deep dive in a particular area of food and agricultural production or policy. These four subject matter areas are:

1) Agricultural Business and Finance;

2) Conservation Practices and Planning for Agricultural Production;

3) Agricultural & Food Law and Policy; and

4) Nutrition and Health.

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While at the Summit, participants were led by experts in these areas and spent their time at the event learning and working on these topics with a small group of their peers. In addition to learning the critical skills they need to be the next generation of Indian Country food and ag leaders in each of these topic areas, all students who attended also received a full Food Safety Modernization Act training on the Produce Safety Rule during their time at the Summit.