K-State Research and Extension News
January 17, 2014
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K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy Planned for June 11-14


MANHATTAN, Kan. – The K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy is planned for June 11-14 on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus.

The sixth annual academy will spotlight 20 high school students from across the state who wish to learn more about leadership and production in the animal science industry. During the first part of the event, students will receive interactive leadership training and tour facilities in K-State’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.

The second portion of the program will allow students the opportunity to tour businesses and organizations within Kansas’ diverse livestock industry.

Participants will stay in campus housing, chaperoned by the event coordinator and three K-State students.

Any high school student is eligible to apply. Selection will be based on educational, community, and agricultural involvement through an application process. Applications are available on the K-State Youth Livestock Program website, www.YouthLivestock.KSU.edu and are due via email to clowers@ksu.edu by March 15.

The academy is sponsored by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council, which provides all funding except a $50 fee required of all selected participants.

 

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K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Kristine Clowers
clowers@ksu.edu
K-State Research & Extension News

Kristine Clowers – clowers@ksu.edu