About Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Missouri Agribusiness Academy logoAgriculture has a tremendous impact on our nation’s economy, and Missouri is at the heart of this industry. It is important that young people carry on the tradition and heritage of those who have made this state the agricultural leader it is today and develop the skills necessary to continue that legacy in the future.

Since 1988, the Missouri Agribusiness Academy (MAbA) has awarded 870 academy memberships through a competitive application and interview process. To be eligible for the Missouri Agribusiness Academy, students must come from a farming family or be an active member of the National FFA Organization or 4-H. The 2017 MAbA class will tour agribusinesses, explore educational opportunities and meet with agricultural leaders in the Kansas City area from June 5 – 9, 2017. The students will end their week with a graduation ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

Congratulations to the Missouri Agribusiness Academy Class of 2017!

Additional photos of previous Missouri Agribusiness Academy tours are available on the Department’s Flickr stream, online at flickr.com/moagriculture.

Northwest Distict

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    Kendra Betz
    Trenton, MO

  • Image of Garrett Cramer

    Garrett Cramer
    Ludlow, MO

  • Image of Jordan Miller

    Jordan Miller
    Carrollton, MO

  • Image of Graydee Rains

    Graydee Rains
    Gallatin, MO

  • Image of Sophia Richards

    Sophia Richards
    Oregon, MO

Northeast Distict

  • Image of Alyssa Francis

    Alyssa Francis
    Paris, MO

  • Image of Marlena Long

    Marlena Long
    Paris, MO

  • Image of Lauren Parks

    Lauren Parks
    Brookfield, MO

  • Image of Payton Teasley

    Payton Teasley
    Bowling Green, MO

  • Image of Allison Troesser

    Allison Troesser
    Laddonia, MO

Central Distict

  • Image of Reagan Limbach

    Reagan Limbach
    Eugene, MO

  • Image of Garred Oldham

    Garred Oldham
    Syracuse, MO

  • Image of Alexandra Osborn

    Alexandra Osborn
    Odessa, MO

  • Image of Tyler Schuster

    Tyler Schuster
    Blackwater, MO

  • Image of Hunter Todd

    Hunter Todd
    Centerview, MO

South Central Distict

  • Image of Matthew Bauer

    Matthew Bauer
    St. Charles, MO

  • Image of Brody Brown

    Brody Brown
    Rolla, MO

  • Image of Caitlin Jedlicka

    Caitlin Jedlicka
    Koshkonong, MO

  • Image of Jacob Knaebel

    Jacob Knaebel
    Jefferson City, MO

  • Image of Faith Wilson

    Faith Wilson
    Dittmer, MO

Southwest Distict

  • Image of Alexandra Gast

    Alexandra Gast
    Nevada, MO

  • Image of Callie Keaton

    Callie Keaton
    Anderson, MO

  • Image of Brenden Kleiboeker

    Brenden Kleiboeker
    Stotts City, MO

  • Image of Matthew Morgan

    Matthew Morgan
    Lamar, MO

  • Image of Paige Wait

    Paige Wait
    Moundville, MO

Southeast Distict

  • Image of Alondra Figueroa

    Alondra Figueroa
    Farmington, MO

  • Image of Steven Peters

    Steven Peters
    Cape Girardeau, MO

  • Image of Jazmin Phares

    Jazmin Phares
    Farmington, MO

  • Image of Chloe Propst

    Chloe Propst
    Ste. Genevieve, MO

  • Image of Chelsie Rice

    Chelsie Rice
    Ironton, MO

About the Application Process

Applicants will be sorted into six geographical regions and five students from each region will attend the Missouri Agribusiness Academy. The applicant’s region is determined by the county of their high school’s physical location. Student’s will be evaluated and compared only to the other applicants in their region. A link to the MAbA district map is below.

Written applications are scored by a panel of independent judges. The top ten applicants per region will move into the semi-finals and will be invited to an interview. Semi-finalists must attend an in-person interview. The five applicants with the highest combined written and interview scores from each region will be selected to participate in the Missouri Agribusiness Academy.

Applications for the 2018 Missouri Agribusiness Academy will be available December, 2017.