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Participating AgDiscovery Universities

List of 2020 Universities

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) partners with various universities and colleges throughout the country to deliver the AgDiscovery program. Many of the Federal Government’s professional plant scientists, biotechnologists, veterinarians, and wildlife biologists work for APHIS. The agency funds AgDiscovery each year, and partner universities host program participants on their local campuses.

Types of Programs:

  • Agribusiness focuses on the business aspects of agriculture
  • Animal focuses on animal science and health
  • Combination incorporates animal, plant, and agribusiness disciplines

In 2020, there are 20 universities participating in AgDiscovery:

University Type Dates
Alcorn State UniversityAnimalJUNE 14–26, 2020
California State University, FresnoCombinationJUNE 7–20, 2020
Coppin State UniversityCombinationJUNE 28-JULY 10, 2020
Delaware State UniversityAgribusinessJULY 6-19, 2020
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityAnimalJUNE 14–27, 2020
Iowa State UniversityCombinationJULY 12–25, 2020
Kentucky State UniversityAnimalJUNE 7–20, 2020
Lincoln University in MissouriCombinationJULY 12–25, 2020
North Carolina State UniversityCombinationJUNE 15–26, 2020
Prairie View A&M UniversityCombinationJUNE 15–26, 2020
Purdue UniversityCombinationJULY 5–18, 2020
Tuskegee UniversityCombinationJUNE 6–20, 2020
University of ArizonaCombinationJUNE 15–26, 2020
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffCombinationJUNE 13–26, 2020
University of Hawaii at MānoaCombinationJULY 5–18, 2020
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCombinationJULY 5–AUGUST 1, 2020
University of Maryland Eastern ShoreCombinationJULY 12–25, 2020
University of Maryland at College ParkCombinationJULY 12–31, 2020
University of The Virgin IslandsCombinationJULY 19–AUGUST 1, 2020
Virginia State UniversityAnimalJUNE 14–27, 2020

Important Information About AgDiscovery Applications

Applicants can only apply to one AgDiscovery program each year. The programs are categorized in three areas of discipline: agribusiness, animal, and combination. Applicants cannot repeat participation within the same discipline. For example, if a student has previously attended a program in the animal area of discipline, he or she is only eligible to participate in a program in one of the two remaining disciplines (agribusiness or combination).

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