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There are many agricultural related issues impacting our local communities, including food insecurity/food deserts, agriculture technology, food waste, agriculture advocacy, food growth initiatives (such as hydroponics, aquaponics, etc.), pollinator populations, urban agriculture, and much more. What ag-related issues are you hearing about or experiencing in your community that need to be addressed? What are you uniquely positioned to support? This is your chance to make a real difference.
We are asking county and tribal programs to take action with action learning to solve a local ag related challenge. Action learning is a powerful problem-solving process that builds successful leaders and teams; it involves a small group working on a real problem, taking action, and learning together. Action Learning Project participants will research, plan, implement, and evaluate a group-initiated, community-engaged project that addresses a specific agriculture need.
To help you be successful, the accepted action learning project’s 4-H youth & adults will be awarded a generous investment towards participation in the 2024 Ignite Conference in Washington, DC– March 13-17, 2024. In addition, participants will be invited to showcase their action learning projects at the 2024 Summer Academy (registration cost will be significantly reduced).
If you are interested in taking action on an ag related issue in your community, please reach out directly to your local 4-H educator to inquire about the application process.
Applications are due December 15, 2023.