Olds College will host 2013 international 4-H summit
Olds College has partnered with 4-H and Bayer CropScience to host an international 4-H summit, which will be held in August 2013, during the college’s centennial year.
“This is the hundredth anniversary of Olds College in 2013. It’s also the hundredth anniversary of 4-H,” said Kerry Moynihan, Centennial general manager.
“We decided that, given our similarities in our brand, we should do an event together.”
More than 90 4-H leaders from 30 different countries will spend a week at Olds College immersed in all things agriculture. The summit’s theme will be how to feed the planet.
“On October 31, 2011, the seven billionth person was born in the world. By 2050, the planet will have nine billion people,” said Moynihan.
“Our big issue will be how we are going to feed this planet of 9 billion people in 2050.”
To be selected for the summit, 4-H leaders will have to write an essay on how to feed the world.
“We hope that, at the end of the summit, we will have some solutions that can go back and be put in force all over the world,” said Moynihan.
The summit programming committee is already hard at work to put together the program.