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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 2020 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. MAbA is a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers.

“The Missouri Agribusiness Academy is a premiere opportunity for students interested in agriculture,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “Each year, we see the students grow through their MAbA experience, learning more about how an agriculture career may fit them while making lifelong friends. We’ve reimagined the MAbA experience over the last year, adding more development opportunities for students in agriculture policy, communications, leadership and service. I encourage all eligible 4-H and FFA students to apply this year.”

Students selected will have a year-long opportunity to learn about careers in the Kansas City area, volunteer at the Missouri State Fair and learn more about the agriculture industry in Jefferson City. The 2020 schedule will be finalized in the spring and include visits with industry and agribusiness leaders as well as tours of their facilities.

For 2020 Missouri Agribusiness Academy applications and guidelines, visit https://agriculture.mo.gov and type "Missouri Agribusiness Academy" in the search bar.

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