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4-Hers presenting solutions to community problems at State Fair PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 11 July 2013 16:34

Nebraska 4-H is excited to announce the second annual Great Question Challenge Competition occurring at Nebraska State Fair. The Great Question Challenge inspires youth to develop entrepreneurial skills through the process of finding solutions to community needs. Prizes include $1,000, $700, and $450 for the top three teams in each division to put their plans into action.

In partnership with the Engler Agribusiness Program and DuPont Pioneer, the Great Question Challenge will take place Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, from 9:00-12:00 p.m. in the 4-H/FFA Building. In teams of two to four, 4-Hers will present their unique ideas regarding hunger prevention in their communities. In preparation for the contest, youth are encouraged to present their ideas to community leaders and refine their strategy based on community suggestions.

Nationally about 15 percent of all U.S. households are food insecure. In Nebraska, nearly 100,000 children are unsure where their next meal will come from. The presence of “food deserts” within low income and rural areas make it difficult for those without personal transportation to access the wide variety of affordable, nutritious foods typically found in a traditional super market. The teams will have five minutes to present their solution to the judges.

More information can be found at 4h.unl.edu/nebraskastatefairbook. Registration will close Aug. 10, to register, please contact your local extension office.