K-State Research and Extension News
January 10, 2013
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K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy Planned for June 5-8

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host the Fifth Annual K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy June 5-8 for young livestock industry leaders in Kansas.

The program, hosted by the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, focuses on increasing participants’ knowledge of the Kansas livestock industry, as well as enhancing leadership skills.

Twenty high school students will be selected to participate, based on educational, community and agricultural involvement. Students will stay in campus housing and receive training in Weber Hall as well as tour the university’s animal science facilities and Kansas livestock businesses.

Students must apply by Friday, March 15. Candidates have to be enrolled in high school and able to participate in the entire academy.

The academy’s sponsor is the Livestock and Meat Industry Council, a non-profit organization focused on education and research to improve global competitiveness and efficiency of animal and food production. 

More information, including registration forms, is available on the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry website at K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy.


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: Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research & Extension News

Kristine Clowers, Youth Livestock Coordinator – 785-532-1264 or clowers@ksu.edu