Applications now available for the Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is giving 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2014 Missouri Agribusiness Academy - a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers.

The 2014 Missouri Agribusiness Academy will be held in June and marks the program's 27th year. Students may apply to participate through Feb. 1.

This year, the students selected have the opportunity to learn about the many unique opportunities for careers in northwestern Missouri. The 2014 schedule will be finalized in the spring and will include visits with industry leaders and agribusinesses specializing in animal health, communications, sales and financial management.

Since 1988, the Missouri Agribusiness Academy has awarded more than 780 academy memberships through a competitive application and interview process. Applications for students interested in becoming part of the 2014 class are available online now and are due no later than Feb. 1.

For applications and guidelines, as well as more information on the Department of Agriculture and its programs, log on to mda.mo.gov.