On Thursday, April 16, we attended the State FFA Convention to watch Cole be recognized as one of the 30 members of the 2009 Missouri AgriBusiness Academy. Every year the Missouri Department of Agriculture selects 30 sophomores from the STATE to attend the AgriBusiness Academy http://www.mda.mo.gov/abd/agribus_academy.htm. The AgriBusiness Academy is a youth leadership program that gives students information on careers in AgriBusiness.
Cole was one of over 300 Missouri sophomores who submitted a four page application and three personal references. From there, he was one of 60 students selected for a personal interview. On March 19, 2009, Cole was told by his FFA Advisor that he was selected. Cole, and the other 29 sophomores, will be in St. Louis the week of June 8-12, 2009 learning about opportunities in agriculture.