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AgDiscovery - Participating Universities

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) partners with 21 colleges and universities nationwide to deliver the AgDiscovery program.  The program is held on the university campuses during the summer.  Many of the Federal Government’s plant scientists, veterinarians, biotechnologists, and wildlife biologists work at APHIS.  While attending AgDiscovery, you will have the opportunity to learn about many exciting careers in APHIS.

The types of AgDiscovery programs are: 

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

Check the Universities' eligibility requirements.

Universities participating in the AgDiscovery 2022 program.

University Type Dates
Alcorn State UniversityAnimalJune 12–25, 2022
California State University, FresnoCombinationJune 5–15, 2022
Coppin State UniversityCombinationJune 19–July 2, 2022
Delaware State UniversityAgribusinessJuly 5–17, 2022
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityAnimalJune 12–25, 2022
Fort Valley State UniversityAnimalJune 13–24, 2022
Iowa State UniversityCombinationJuly 11–22, 2022
Kentucky State UniversityAnimalJune 5–18, 2022
Lincoln University in MissouriCombinationJuly 10–23, 2022
North Carolina State UniversityCombinationJune 20–July 1, 2022
Prairie View A&M UniversityCombinationJune 6–17, 2022
Purdue UniversityCombinationJuly 10–23, 2022
Tuskegee UniversityCombinationJune 4–18, 2022
University of ArizonaCombinationJune 13–24, 2022
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffCombinationJune 11–24, 2022
University of Hawaii at MānoaCombinationJuly 10–23, 2022
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCombinationJuly 10–23, 2022
University of Maryland Eastern ShoreCombinationJune 12–25, 2022
University of Maryland at College ParkCombinationJuly 10–29, 2022
University of the Virgin IslandsCombinationJuly 18–31, 2022
Virginia State UniversityAnimalJune 19–July 2, 2022

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). Learn more.

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