On Wednesday, October 17, ADM High School was proud to host World Food Prize Guest Laureate, Bettie Kawonga. ADM students taking World Language and Agriculture courses were in attendance for this special event. Bettie Kawonga, a Lecturer at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi and a doctoral candidate at the University of Kentucky shared a lecture titled “Youth and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Community Business Incubator.”
Bettie Kowonga shared her own experiences and passion for agriculture education and provided a message for students on how to get started when approaching a large project. A key portion of Kownga’s message was that Africa is empowering their youth to create innovative solutions for their own economy, unemployed youth, and enticing youth to reconsider the value of agricultural education. Africa is encouraging their youth to develop their own entrepreneurial experiences, do market research, and implement a plan to have a successful small agricultural business. Kownga challenged ADM students to ask what they could do for their community, for ADM, for Iowa, for the country, and for the world.