COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An agriculture leadership group at the University of Missouri is made up of all female students for the first time, reflecting a slow but steady shift in the industry.

Thirteen students were selected in December as the first all-female group of Dickinson Scholars, the Columbia Missourian reported. The university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources pairs the students with Kansas City agribusinesses to give them an immersive experience.

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