K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy
ANNOUNCING NEW KASLA ALUMNI EVENT: KASLA Premier Program
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2017 KASLA Scheduled for June 14-17
The Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership 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. Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers are encouraged to apply each spring (due April 1).
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.
Congratulations to our 2017 Class!
Ryann Allison, Fort Scott
Neeley Bowden, Manhattan
Ashley Carr, Union City, MI
Shelby Clark, Copeland
Malorie Depenbusch, Udall
Meghan Eidman, Strong City
Brian Gillen, Elizabeth, CO
Emily Headrick, Kismet
Chad Hibdon, Princeton
Jenna Hlavaty, Olmitz
Hannah Hoffman, Udall
Hayes Hutter, Springfield, MO
Katherine Krauss, Russell
Alyssa Leslie, Inman
Katie Lybarger, Garnett
Bryson Meinhardt, Marysville
Andrew Noll, Winchester
Allie Portenier, Farnam, NE
Jacob Schmeidler, Hays
Victoria Zabokrtsky, Morrowville
We look forward to welcoming these students to the K-State campus, June 14-17. They will join more than 200 students who have completed our program as we begin our ninth year. Thank you to our applicants and those who helped share information about this opportunity.
"The experiences gained through KASLA will help develop your understanding of the industry and ignite your potential as a young leader in agriculture," said past participant Molly Bertz of Mayview, Missouri. "I would highly recommend participation. Whether you come from a strong agricultural background or are curious to learn more about the industry, KASLA is providing students with an inside view of the food production system."
The program's itinerary will feature interactive workshops, tours and faculty mentor time with animal science professors. Industry leaders will also join the participants frequently to share their knowledge and expertise. Throughout the week, participants will work in teams to evaluate current events within the animal science industry and educate others. This experience will culminate with team presentations and a closing reception on Saturday morning.
The program also focuses on developing personal leadership skills through workshops and activities. "One of my favorite parts of KASLA was learning more about our individual strengths through the Strengths Finder Assessment. As we learned more about our strengths, we were also able to learn how to capitalize on them and use them effectively in group settings such as the agriculture issues team project. KASLA truly developed us as leaders in the agriculture industry both inside and out," Bertz said.
Only 20 students are accepted to ensure individualized attention from counselors, professors and industry leaders. Participants will stay on campus in university housing with program staff for the duration of the event. Transportation to and from the event is the responsibility of the participant, along with a $50 deposit to reserve his or her space. The Livestock and Meat Industry Council generously provides all other sponsorships.
For questions about the academy, please contact Sharon Breiner, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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