Thirty Sophomores Selected To Agribusiness Academy

30 high school students are making plans to spend part of their summer in Springfield learning about various careers in agriculture.  The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced this year’s Agribusiness Academy class last Friday, selecting five sophomores from each of six regions around the state.

Area participants will include Gracelynn Barnett of Chillicothe, Marah Greiman of Monroe City, Selby Hulse of Hannibal, Brock Pitt of Carrollton, Isabela Rojas of New Boston, and Gracie Simpson of Milan.

During their week in Springfield, participants will also build leadership skills and learn more about farming, ranching, and food production.  Agribusiness Academy members will also have the opportunity to participate in activities during the Missouri State Fair, a legislative day, and will be recognized with a graduation ceremony at next year’s Missouri FFA Convention.  Since the first class in 1988, the Missouri Agribusiness Academy has awarded more than one-thousand academy opportunities through a competitive application and interview process for high school sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers.


2024 Missouri Agribusiness Academy Participants

Reid Baker, Linn
Gracelynn Barnett, Chillicothe
Kale Batson, Trenton
Brynn Bird, Gallatin
Sullivan Bird, Gallatin
Allyson Burns, Perryville
Kelsey Carter, Montrose
Elliott Cooley, Windsor
Grant Cottrell, Washington
Isaiah Cutler, Collins
Rhett Forkner, Richards
Karley Frank, Linn
Clara Gibbs, Davisville
Marah Greiman, Monroe City
Lyndee Hinkle, Fredericktown
Selby Hulse, Hannibal
Preston McMillian, California
Makayla Methvin, Bolivar
Annie Neely, South Greenfield
Miles Neely, South Greenfield
Madeline O’Brien, Troy
Brock Pitt, Carrollton
Hallie Rider, Belle
Isabela Rojas, New Boston
Gracie Simpson, Milan
Will Thomas, Jackson
Grant Thompson, Fredericktown
Jordan Tucker, Buffalo
Kristin Waters, Norborne
Faith Williams, Rhineland