Applications Now Available for 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy


The Missouri Department of Agriculture is offering 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy.

The Missouri Agribusiness Academy is a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related degrees and careers. The students selected will have a yearlong opportunity to learn about the unique opportunities for careers in the Kansas City area, volunteer at the Missouri State Fair and learn more about the agriculture industry in Jefferson City.

The 2021 schedule will be finalized in the spring and may include visits with industry and agribusiness leaders, as well as tours of their facilities, as the public health situation allows.

The first leg of the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy will be held June 7 through 11, and marks the program’s 34th year. Students interested in participating must submit an application by February 1, 2021.

For applications and guidelines, as well as more information on the Missouri Department of Agriculture and its programs, visit the Department online at