Missouri- Preparing young people for a career in agriculture is vital. Karla Deaver, 4-H youth specialist for University of Missouri Extension says, for a declining dairy industry in Missouri, passing the baton is crucial.

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One program…MU Extension’s 4H Dairy Cow Camp…is working to create that next generation.

In April…Governor Jay Nixon signed the Dairy Revitalization Act…which is designed to recharge Missouri’s declining dairy industry. Part of the revenue generated from that law will provide scholarships to entice young people to enter the dairy industry after college