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Appliations Now Being Accepted For K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy and Dairy U Program

Feb 18, 2018

Both programs are open to high school students. Application deadline for both programs is April 2, 2018.

K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy: Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy. The academy is an intensive four-day educational experience designed to enhance the leadership skills and animal science knowledge of students in ninth through 12th grades.

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

This year's program will take place June 6-9 in Manhattan, KS. Applications are due April 2, 2018, and can be found at http://www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/youth-programs/k-state-animal-science-leadership-academy/, along with additional information on the program. Also, check out the program’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KSUASILeadershipAcademy/. View the attached flyer here.

Dairy U Program: Developing the next generation of dairy industry leaders is the goal of the newly created Dairy U program. High school students with an interest in discovering opportunities within the industry are encouraged to apply for this four-day immersive educational opportunity throughout southwest Kansas. The inaugural program will be open to ten students from across the country, June 19-22, 2018.

Leading dairy producers in southwest Kansas will partner with Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry to provide this learning opportunity. Partnering dairies include: Ag Oasis, Forget-Me-Not Farms and Royal Farms. Lead donors for the program include: Kansas Dairy Council, Arm and Hammer Animal Health, Zoetis and Southeast Select Sires.

Students will meet in Dodge City and travel throughout Kansas to visit dairies and meet with leaders and industry stakeholders. Hands-on seminars will include a dairy industry overview, lifecycle of a cow, animal health, reproduction, milking systems and nutrition. Students will also receive financial education and communications training.

Additional information regarding this new program, along with an application form can be found at http://www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/youth-programs/dairyu/index.html. View the attached flyer here.

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