The Ag Innovators Experience, sponsored by National 4-H Council and Monsanto, helps develop critical workforce skill in young people and show that agriculture can be relevant and fun. This annual interactive activity challenges young people to apply critical thinking and STEM skills to a real-world agricultural challenge. The program reaches more than 7,000 youth in five select states with an annual interactive activity that challenges youth to apply critical thinking and STEM skills to address a real-world agriculture challenge.
The 2020 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, Water Connects Us All Challenge, teaches 4-H youth about the valuable services ecosystems provide, especially how these services connect to water quality. By exploring watersheds and wetland models, youth will learn how engineered conservation practices support the benefits of natural ecological systems.
Nebraska was selected as one of five states to deliver the 2020 Ag Innovators Experience. More than 7,000 youth in the selected states will be challenged to learn about how Water Connects Us All. This year's experience will include a variety of hands-on activities for teens to facilitate. Across Nebraska, teen teachers will help deliver the educational experience to 1,000 youth through a variety of delivery modes. Teens interested in facilitating Ag Innovators Experiences should contact their local Extension office.