Summer Academies

CAFNR Summer Academies at Mizzou

Learn more about Mizzou and a field of your choice with a variety of summer offerings from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources!

Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy

  • Academy runs May 29-June 1, 2019. Applications must be postmarked by April 1.
  • Learn all about Missouri’s diverse and dynamic livestock industry, as well as build leadership skills. Interact with counselors, professors and livestock industry leaders.

Life Sciences Quest

  • Academy runs July 21-25, 2019. Free of charge. Apply online by April 1.
  • Learn about animal, human, plant and food sciences. Activities include hands-on experiences in biochemistry labs and at research farms; tours of various science and research industries; and opportunities to learn from professionals in science-related industries.

Livestock and Meats Judging Camps

  • Livestock Judging Camp runs June 3-5, 2019. Applications due May 25. Print application (PDF)
  • Meats Judging Camp runs June 5-7, 2019. Applications due May 25. Print application (PDF)
  • $200 (or $350 for both camps) includes meals, housing, education materials and camp T-shirt.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Bryon Wiegand,

Mizzou Ag Communications Academy

  • Academy runs July 7-9, 2019. Applications due May 31.
  • Do you strive to be an advocate for agriculture? This academy will help develop some of the tools to become an agricultural communicator. The academy will showcase opportunities within communication while interacting with professionals in the field.

Mizzou Teach Ag Academy

  • Academy runs July 7-9, 2019. Applications due May 31.
  • Do you have a passion for agriculture and working with people? This academy allows you to learn what it means to be an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. You will learn from current teachers and have exposure to cutting-edge agriculture curriculum.

Mizzou Trap Academy

  • Academy runs June 20-22, 2019. Applications due April 1.
  • For young rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to learn techniques, leadership, team building and mental preparation.

Natural Resources Careers Academy

  • Academy runs June 23-28, 2019. Free of charge. Applications due April 26.
  • For students interested in the natural world, conservation and environmental studies. Learn about careers in forestry, nature interpretation, fisheries, environmental sciences, outdoor recreation, tourism, soil science, atmospheric science and wildlife.