AgDiscovery Summer Enrichment Program
AgDiscovery is a two-week summer outreach program to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, regulatory science and plant pathology. Participants, ages 14-17, live on UAPB’s campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians and professionals working for the U.S. government. Students chosen for AgDiscovery participate in hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other activities. The program is sponsored by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“The AgDiscovery camp helped me decide what career path I wanted to follow and that UAPB was the college choice for me. I am currently enrolled in the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences majoring in Textiles and Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Agribusiness. I attribute my academic success partly to the AgDiscovery program because it opened my eyes to many different career paths in agriculture and in APHIS,” says past AgDiscovery participant and counselor Elaina Buckner.
Program dates are June 16-29, 2012. Applications and/or reference letters must be received on or before March 16, 2012.
- For more information and to apply online or by mail, visit the APHIS AgDiscovery website at: www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery
- Downlaod the 2012 AgDiscovery Brochure published by the USDA-APHIS.
- To view pictures and videos of last year’s program, visit UAPB’s AgDiscovery Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/uapbagdiscovery
*Remember: Do not send your application to UAPB. Applications must be sent to APHIS and be completed in typed format. Be sure to read the application package and website very carefully to avoid making any mistakes.