Arkansas Farm Bureau will provide a new opportunity for Arkansas youth during the summer of 2018. Students going into the 11th and 12th grades next year will have the opportunity to apply for the first Ag Youth Leadership Seminar (AYLS). This seminar is designed to provide students with an in-depth look at agriculture as a degree and a career.

AYLS will take place July 10-12, 2018 at the Arkansas Farm Bureau Center. Based on student applications and a graded system, up to 20 students will be selected to attend AYLS.

In addition to touring a farm, different statewide ag agencies, companies and the Arkansas State Capitol, attendees will discuss agriculture as a career and learn about some of the advanced technology used in today’s agriculture. Through this experience, students will have the opportunity to look at different careers and degrees they may have an interest in pursuing.

Attendees will stay at the Hilton Garden Inn and enjoy local restaurants and entertainment. There will also be a random drawing at the end of AYLS for a $500 scholarship.

Applications must be completed and postmarked by May 25, 2018.

Download an application here.

Please call Jason Kaufman at 501-516-0779 for more information.