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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 (APHIS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Here's what former participants have to say about AgDiscovery:

"I love agriculture, so AgDiscovery seemed like an ideal fit. I learned so much about agriculture that I never knew – for example, I learned about the existence of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Most of all, I enjoyed learning and participating in fun activities with my friends." - Blake LaPean from Garner, Kansas

"My family had an animal farm with chickens, geese and a baby calf. Thanks to AgDiscovery, I learned more about agriculture and farming. I feel I can now grow my own plants and raise more animals." - Jamiya Coffey from Dermott, Arkansas

"I loved everything about the experience. I came thinking it was going to be more about vet services, but I learned about the many other opportunities in agriculture. If my plans related to veterinary sciences don’t work out, I have many other fields to choose from.” Xandria Reyes from Kauai, Hawaii

UAPB AgDiscovery 2023 will be held June 10-23. The program application is available on the USDA-APHIS website. The application deadline is March 31, 2023.

For updates, like and follow the UAPB AgDiscovery Facebook page. For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Mathis at 870-575-8543 or