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With less than one month to go until applications close for the fourth Youth Ag Summit, here are 4 reasons why you should consider applying for a trip of a lifetime to spend a week in Brazil with some of the top young Ag innovators in the world.

  1. Expand your horizon and represent the UK in a week of innovation 

 It’s not every day that an opportunity to travel to Brazil expenses-free, in a year of significant change for UK agriculture, comes along.  The UK is renowned for its centre of scientific and innovative excellence, partnering with innovation hubs worldwide. The Youth Ag Summit is an incredible opportunity to represent and develop your ideas as a UK delegate on the world stage.

  1. Be an active participant in global policy-making for sustainable development

Brexit has been dominating national conversation, but outside this bubble is a huge interconnected and complex food system that deserves your attention as a future Ag leader. In an increasingly globally aware profession, the Summit offers a week of talking about the topics that matter to you, with people all over the world framed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. You’ll be surprised how similar the challenges are!

  1. Become a member of a global community of all ages, with a youth movement at the core of it

Although the youth movement is the core of the Summit, being an Agvocate isn’t just for young people. With nearly 1,000 people having experienced the Summit (delegates, mentors, journalists, speakers) and an increasing presence online, now is a great time to be joining this growing and evolving community.

  1. Dream big, work small – do you have an idea that you think could help out?

‘If only I had time’, ‘If only I had the resource’, ‘If only I had the support’

An idea has to start somewhere, and the Summit is shaped for people who seek to have time, resource and support to kick-start a project and set some foundational work in place for it to flourish. Taking time out of your everyday life to have space to think could be exactly what you need to launch that idea you’ve been dreaming of implementing for years!

Whatever your vision, if you’re aged 18-25 and an ‘ideas person’ who wants to get stuck in with some of the big challenges facing agri-food whether that’s in your local village right through to presenting at the FAO, the Youth Ag Summit is built to support people like you who want to see your ideas come into fruition and positively impact the world around you.

Click here for more information on how to apply, and follow the Summit on twitter and Instagram.

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