Kansas State University Invites High School Students Nationwide to Apply for Animal Sciences Leadership Academy

By Trish Svoboda

High school students nationwide interested in the livestock industry and related careers can now apply for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy. This intensive four-day educational program aims to enhance leadership skills and animal science knowledge for students in grades nine through 12.

The fifteenth class is scheduled to take place in Manhattan, Kansas, from June 5 to 8. Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2024, and are available at asi.ksu.edu/KASLA. Hosted by the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and sponsored by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council Inc. (LMIC), the academy seeks to cultivate young leaders within the livestock industry, preparing them for successful futures in the field.

“Each year the ASI Department looks forward to hosting the selected group of youth for the KASLA program,” said Dr. Mike Day, K-State ASI department head. “This program is a great opportunity for future agriculture leaders to visit campus to get an inside look at the opportunities our department and the agriculture industry provides. This program helps build the future of the livestock industry and we appreciate all the industry stakeholders and companies that contribute to the program to make it a success.”

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