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Ag Discovery Announcement

Jan 10, 2018


A middle or high school student looking for a unique summer internship with an opportunity to live and study on a college campus?

A high school student looking to improve your resume for college?

A teacher looking for opportunities to expand your students’ view of agriculture?

A parent looking for learning opportunities for your teen?

Look no further...the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers you an opportunity of a lifetime.

AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program to help teenagers explore careers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, agribusiness, and much more!

The program allows students to live on a college campus and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and administrative professionals who work for the U.S. Government in a variety of fields. They study the life cycles and habits of insects (entomologists); research micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses (biotechnologists); examine cells and tissues under a microscope to identify diseases (plant pathologists); work to conserve and manage wild animals and their habitats (wildlife biologists); carry out animal health programs (veterinarians); provide education on the humane care and treatment of animals (veterinarians and animal care inspectors); and manage the business aspects of
protecting plants and animals (agribusiness).

This 2- to 4-week summer outreach program for 2018 targets middle and high school students1 who are interested in learning more about plants, animals, and agribusiness. Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in character- and team-building activities and a variety of other events.


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