January 22, 2015

Applications Now Available for 28th Year of the Missouri Agribusiness Academy

The 2015 class is headed to St. Louis for a hands-on look at careers in agriculture.

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – 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 2015 Missouri Agribusiness Academy – a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers. 

The 2015 Missouri Agribusiness Academy will be held June 1-5, and marks the program’s 28th year.  Students may apply to participate through February 1.

This year, the students selected have the opportunity to learn about the many unique opportunities for careers in the St. Louis area. The 2015 schedule will be finalized in the spring and will include visits with industry leaders and agribusinesses specializing in plant science, communications, sales and retail management.

Since 1988, the Missouri Agribusiness Academy has awarded more than 800 academy memberships through a competitive application and interview process. Applications for students interested in becoming part of the 2015 class are available online at agriculture.mo.gov now and are due no later than February 1, 2015.

For applications and guidelines, as well as more information on the Department of Agriculture and its programs, visit the Department online at agriculture.mo.gov.