The Department of Agriculture this week announced the application period for the 2021 AgDiscovery program.
AgDiscovery is a national summer outreach program designed to introduce students in grades 7-12 to agricultural sciences.
The program is a unique opportunity for students to gain a first-hand view of the many career paths available in the agricultural sciences field.
Those career paths include plant and animal health, wildlife management, biotechnology, environmental science, forestry, entomology, food safety and food production, and managing the business aspects of agriculture.
AgDiscovery challenges students to consider the importance of American agriculture, and the role USDA plays in agriculture.
The program educates students about career opportunities within USDA, by stimulating and promoting advanced interest in, and knowledge of agriculturally related fields of study.
In 2021, 21 universities are hosting AgDiscovery programs.
Learn more on USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website, www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery.
USDA is accepting applications through March 25, 2021.
(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)