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. The program reaches more than 5,000 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.
Nebraska was selected as one of five states to deliver the 2019 Ag Innovators Experience. This year's Experience is about Native Bees and will include a variety of hands-on activities for teens to facilitate. Across the state, 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.
Teens are also encouraged to apply to be on the Nebraska State Led Team. This team consisting of three teens and an Extension Educator will attend the national training on February 8-10, 2019 in Ames, IA. Applications are due by January 3, 2019.