Clint Bailey of Curryville, Mo., was one of 30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy.
Bailey and the other students selected will spend the first week of June in the St. Louis area learning about many of the unique opportunities available in agriculture.
“We are proud to announce another outstanding MAbA class. Our young people in agriculture, like Clint Bailey, set the bar high and model respect, determination, responsibility and service-values we in the industry strive to instill along with farming traditions,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “MAbA empowers students to further develop those leadership skills and use them to enhance the future of Missouri agriculture and our rural communities.”
On Monday, June 4, the MAbA class will convene at the Missouri Department of Agriculture. After a Department overview and tour, the students will travel to St. Louis. During the 2018 Missouri Agribusiness Academy, the students will visit businesses and learn about career opportunities in animal and plant health, communications, forestry, value-added agriculture production and more. The students will end their week with a graduation ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.
Bailey is a sophomore at Bowling Green High School, where he is an active member of the Bowling Green FFA Chapter and Peppy Circle 4-H Club. He is the son of Ryan and Melissa Bailey.