MANHATTAN, Kan. – The K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy is planned for June 11-14 on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus.

The sixth annual academy will spotlight 20 high school students from across the state who wish to learn more about leadership and production in the animal science industry. During the first part of the event, students will receive interactive leadership training and tour facilities in K-State’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.

The second portion of the program will allow students the opportunity to tour businesses and organizations within Kansas’ diverse livestock industry.

Participants will stay in campus housing, chaperoned by the event coordinator and three K-State students.

Any high school student is eligible to apply. Selection will be based on educational, community, and agricultural involvement through an application process. Applications are available on the K-State Youth Livestock Program website, and are due via email to by March 15.

The academy is sponsored by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council, which provides all funding except a $50 fee required of all selected participants.