University of Missouri Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy Accepting Applications


In 2016, the University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences, along with the University of Missouri Extension, successfully launched the MU Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy with Class I completing the program this past summer.  Plans are well underway for the program for the upcoming Class II, which intends to grow future leaders in the livestock industry.  

The academy will be an intensive four-day educational experience that will focus on increasing the participant’s knowledge of Missouri’s diverse and dynamic livestock industry and its importance to a global food system.  The academy will be held on May 31 - June 3, 2017 and will welcome students to the Department of Animal Sciences at University of Missouri and provide on-campus housing and experience college life.  Students will participate in a team presentation competition on a current event or topic in the animal science industry.

The goal of this academy is to develop young leaders within the livestock industry and help prepare them for a successful future in their endeavors.  The participants will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership development, learn about current issues regarding livestock production (all species), tour industry leading operations and businesses, interact with University of Missouri faculty and staff and collaborate with other young leaders from across Missouri.   

For more information, please contact the University of Missouri Extension - Cass County office at 816.380.8460 or


Animal Science Youth Leadership Academy Flyer

Animal Science Youth Leadership Academy Application 











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