High school sophomores interested in exploring agriculture-related college degrees and careers can apply for the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Agribusiness Academy through Friday.
Selected participants will spend a week in June in the Springfield, Mo., area, visiting with industry leaders and agribusinesses specializing in animal health, communication, sales and financial management. Students also will spend time on the Missouri State University campus.
"The Agribusiness Academy is an opportunity for the next generation of agriculturalists in our state to sit down with top leaders in agriculture, government and education to explore the many opportunities ahead of them," Missouri director of agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler said Monday in a news release. "Agriculture impacts every sector of our economy and every community in our state. There is a bright future for young people in agriculture and it is vital that we attract and educate the next generation of leaders."
More than 750 Missouri students have participated in the Academy since its establishment in 1988.
For more information, visit mda.mo.gov.