Bayer Youth Ag Summit 2021


About the conference

Applications are now open for the 2021 Youth Ag Summit! Apply now!

Youth Ag Summit, a global forum and biennially organized conference where young leaders collaborate to develop sustainable solutions for food security and global agriculture as they work toward becoming global instruments of change. While this is the 5th biennial Youth Ag Summit, it will be the first virtual YAS event. This year’s cohort will also benefit from another exciting YAS first. As an official global partner with Bayer for this year’s forum, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), in partnership with technology company Babele, will also provide a virtual idea incubator called YAS University where delegates will continue to learn entrepreneurship and leadership skills, receive coaching from mentors, and improve their own “Thrive for Change” project concepts throughout a 10-week period following the November summit.

Deadline of registration

30 June 2021


  • Bayer will collaborate with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Babele on a 10-week Youth Ag Summit (YAS) University following the forum with online mentoring from industry leaders and YAS alumni
  • 100 chosen delegates will be invited to a virtual global forum on November 16-17
  • At the most recent Youth Ag Summit, three delegates were selected to receive €5000 bursary funding from Bayer for their individual projects


The Youth Ag Summit is open to applications from-

  • Young people aged 18-25, who are passionate about agriculture, food security, environmental stewardship, world hunger, biotechnology, farming, or animal husbandry
  • Applicants are not required to be farmers. Applicants should be personally, professionally, and academically interested in agriculture, international development, environmental stewardship, food security, biotechnology, and/or farming