Three students from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff attended the Monsanto Co. annual 1890 Student Leadership event at St. Louis, Missouri.


The company selected the students who were from the UAPB School of Business and Management majoring in accounting. They were juniors Kassidy Smith, and Jelissa Morgan, both from Pine Bluff, and Miles Dortch, a junior from Topeka, Kansas.


Students from 20 of the 1890 Land Grant Institutions were chosen for the three-day event with all travel and accommodations provided by Monsanto. This event included professional development workshops, social activities, business presentations and interviews for summer internship and Cooperative Education positions.


“Each year, approximately 25,000 agricultural jobs go unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants,” according to a press release. “Agriculture is more than just farming — it’s thousands of careers in a variety of fields, including science, technology, engineering, math and much more. Monsanto is committed to recognizing high achieving underrepresented students pursuing degrees in agriculture and STEM related fields through our scholarship programs.”


Details: UAPB Office of Career Services in Caldwell Hall, Suite 202, or 870-575-8461.