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High school students interested in animal sciences should apply by April 1.

January 14, 2019

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: High school students with an interest in the livestock industry will have an opportunity to gain experience, enhance leadership skills at K-State’s Animal Sciences Leadership Academy in June.

A special opportunity is coming up at Kansas State University for high school students who have an interest in the livestock industry and are thinking about careers related to caring for livestock.

Applications are now open for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy, an intensive four-day educational experience designed to help students enhance their leadership skills and animal science knowledge. The academy, now in its 11th year, is open to students from anywhere in the U.S.

The academy is sponsored by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council and hosted by the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. Its goal is to develop young leaders within the livestock industry and prepare them for a successful future in this field.

“Letting young people have more exposure to the industry allows them to see the possibilities and even the dreams available to them in this very big industry,” says Mark Gardiner, LMIC President. “We want to help them match up their mind with the opportunities, to take them places. It’s our job to invest in the future, and it’s part of our K-State Animal Sciences family tradition to pay it forward and make sure the next generation is better than the preceding.”

The academy will take place June 5-8 in Manhattan, Kan. Applications are due April 1 and can be found online.

The program’s itinerary will feature interactive workshops, tours and faculty mentor time with animal sciences and industry professors.

Industry leaders will also join the participants frequently to share their knowledge and expertise. Throughout the week, participants will work in teams to evaluate current events within the animal science industry and educate others. This experience will culminate with team presentations and a closing reception on Saturday morning.

Only 20 students will be accepted for each session to ensure individualized attention from counselors, professors and industry leaders. Participants will stay on campus in university housing with program staff for the duration of the event. Transportation to and from the event is the responsibility of the participant, along with a $50 fee to reserve his or her space. This fee is only due upon acceptance and not at the time of application. The Livestock and Meat Industry Council provides all other sponsorships.

Contact Academy Director Sharon Breiner with questions at [email protected] or call 785-532-6533.

Source: Kansas State University News Service, which wholly owns and is solely responsible for the information provided. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content.

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