COLUMBIA, Mo. – Applications are being accepted for the second annual University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy.
Twenty high school students
with an interest in agriculture and the livestock industry will attend the May
31-June 3 event at MU’s Animal Science Research Center.
“The intensive four-day event
focuses on increasing knowledge of Missouri’s diverse and dynamic livestock
industry, as well as building participants’ leadership and communication
skills,” says Marcia Carlson Shannon, MU Extension swine specialist.
Students receive personalized
instruction and interaction with counselors, professors and livestock industry
leaders. They learn leadership skills, tour leading agricultural operations and
businesses, and discuss current issues regarding livestock production, Shannon
Applications are available at
MU Extension centers in each county and from FFA advisers. MU Extension, MU
Division of Animal Sciences and Friends of the MU Animal Science Youth
Leadership Academy sponsor the event.
MU Extension livestock specialist David Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shannon at email@example.com for more