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June 1-4, 2016, will launch the inaugural Mizzou Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy. The four-day program will focus on increasing knowledge of Missouri’s diverse and dynamic livestock industry, as well as building participant’s leadership and communication skills.

Twenty high school students will be selected to participate in the session based upon educational, community, and agricultural involvement, as reflected through an application process.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Enhance leadership development.

  • Discuss current issues regarding livestock production.

  • Tour industry leading operations and businesses.

  • Interact with MIZZOU faculty and staff.

  • Network with other young leaders from across the State.

Tentative academy program:
Day 1: Leadership development & MIZZOU Research Farm tours
Day 2: Tour of Missouri businesses & organizations
Day 3: Communication skills & team building
Day 4: Closing reception & team presentations

Program Fee: $100/student

For application, please contact your FFA Advisor or 4-H Specialist.

For additional information, please contact:
David Hoffman (
Wendy Flatt (
Marcia Carlson Shannon (
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