Thirty high school sophomores from across the state have been selected to participate in the 2020 Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. The students will spend time throughout the year exploring various segments of Missouri agriculture. Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn says she is so proud of the 2020 Missouri Agribusiness Academy class. These students are a bright spot in Missouri agriculture and represent the promise of our next generation.
The list of students for the 2020 Missouri Agribusiness Academy include two from the local area, Clara Leamer of Chillicothe and Rebecca Urich of Laredo
To make the most of the Missouri Agribusiness Academy experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department is exploring virtual avenues for professional and leadership development. As social distancing measures allow, MAbA will also be working to bring students together for tours of agriculture businesses, guest speaker presentations and visits with influential leaders in agriculture to learn about career opportunities in agribusiness, animal health, farming, ranching and more.