Taglauer at World Food Prize institute
Fairfield High School student Trent Taglauer joined other top students from across Iowa last month to explore scientific, agricultural and global career opportunities at the World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute at Iowa State University.
The day was filled with interactive workshops. Students, who had all researched and written a five-page paper on a global food security topic, presented their innovative solutions to global problems and also saw how their interests intersect with real-world careers during interactive activities and lab tours on campus.
Taglauer presented on expanding the use of PUR water purification packets to improve health in Sudan.
Taglauer was accompanied at the event by FHS agriculture teacher Ann Johnston.
Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, ISU President Steven Leath, Dupont Pioneer President Paul Schickler and World Food Prize President Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn spoke at the event.
During lunch, while students rubbed elbows with the state’s business leaders and other experts, teachers spanning multiple disciplines from around the state collaborated and discussed how to integrate global issues and food security into their curricula.
More information is available online at www.worldfoodprize.org.