The Missouri Department of Agriculture is giving 30 high school students the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture this summer through the Missouri Agribusiness Academy.
The academy for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers.
Representing the Northwest District are Emily Milazzo of Galt, Morgan Dotson and Lyndi Heldenbrand of Kidder, Kelli Schieber of Stanberry, and Logan Korff of Norborne.
Representing the Northeast District are Natalie Ayers and Zachary Ayers of Green City, Joel Martin of Bucklin, and Emily Binder and Holly Harlan of Salisbury.
The group will spend the 1st week in June visiting the University of Missouri at Columbia, Warm Springs Ranch at Boonville, Trans Ova Genetics at Chillicothe,
Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville, and North Missouri Produce Auction at Jamesport. They'll also visit Ameri-Pac, St. Joseph Stockyards, Eagle Communications, and Lifeline Foods, all in St. Joseph.
The students will conclude their week with a graduation ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol at Jefferson City.
To be eligible for the Agribusiness Academy, students must be from a farming family, or be an active member of the National FFA organization or 4-H.