The Agriculture Business Academy is a one day event to show students the

many faces of agriculture in the community.  

The Academy has been a successful program since 2013,

and are hoping to build on its success each year. 

We hope to soon make this an area event for FFA credits.

Program participants may apply for a scholarship upon high school graduation valued at up to $2,000. 


The goal of the Barry/Lawrence Agribusiness Academy is to take high school students from the bi-county region and expose them to both ag and non-ag business opportunities. This is accomplished through business tours, discussions regarding leadership and learning from area leaders.  

  • Some of the businesses we have visited include:
  • Tyson Foods Hatchery
  • Tyson Foods Manufacturing
  • PlayPower, Inc.
  • EFCO Corporation
  • Animal Clinic of Monett
  • Schreiber Foods, Inc.
  • Main Street Feeds, Inc.
  • Jack Henry & Associates,Inc.
  • Jack Henry Travel Department 

If you would like to help, please call the Chamber!


The Agribusiness Academy for 2018 will be on a Wednesday in October from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


New in 2017!

The Monett Chamber Foundation, Inc. is excited to announce that they will be giving a scholarship to one graduating senior. In order to qualify, they must have participated in the Agribusiness Academy during their high school tenure.  Recipient will be selected by an independent panel based on academic performance and community involvement. This is valued at $500, and is renewable for up to three additional years based upon minimum credit hours and GPA.