Students selected for the 2017 class are:

•Alyssa Francis, Paris

•Marlena Long, Paris

Thirty high school sophomores, including two from Paris, were recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy (MAbA). Students selected will spend the first week of June in the Kansas City region exploring various facets of agriculture.

“These young men and women have already developed some of the essential qualities it takes to be leaders,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “Through MAbA, we hope to further instill the importance of them using those leadership skills to contribute to the betterment of agriculture and advocate for our industry that provides food and clothing for the world.” 

Students selected for the 2017 class are:

•Alyssa Francis, Paris

•Marlena Long, Paris

Since 1988, the Missouri Agribusiness Academy has awarded more than 900 academy memberships through a competitive application and interview process for high school sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers.