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WKU ASSET Conference

The WKU Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows (ASSET) Conference is designed for students who have just completed their junior year of high school, excel in academics and extra-curricular activities, and are leaders in their community. This five-day conference will strengthen the student's leadership skills, provide tips for the college experience, and create awareness of opportunities in the ever-changing agriculture industry.

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Our Department of Agriculture and Food Science faculty and student counselors will select participants based on merit. Individuals selected should be interested in furthering their education and increasing their knowledge of the agriculture industry. 

The ASSET conference is provided absolutely FREE to selected participants. The conference is made possible by the WKU Department of Agriculture and Food Science as well as sponsors from the agriculture industry. The following are included in your ASSET leadership experience: 

  • Student housing at WKU
  • All meals
  • Refreshments
  • Tours of local agriculture-related businesses, such as farms and the arboretum 

 Those interested in applying for the ASSET Conference should contact WKU's Department of Agriculture and Food Science at (270) 745-3151 or agriculture@wku.edu for an application.

Obtain a letter of recommendation and a copy of your high school transcript. Mail, fax, or email your completed application, letter of recommendation, and high school transcript to:

Department of Agriculture and Food Science
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #41066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066

Fax: (270) 745-5972

Once applications are reviewed, students will be notified via the email address they provided. 


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 Last Modified 5/15/23