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Participating AgDiscovery Universities

List of 2019 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 2019, there are 20 universities participating in AgDiscovery:

University Type Dates
Alcorn State UniversityAnimalJUNE 16–28, 2019
California State University, FresnoCombinationJUNE 9–22, 2019
Coppin State UniversityCombinationJULY 7-19, 2019
Delaware State UniversityAgribusinessJULY 7–20, 2019
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityAnimalJUNE 9–22, 2019
Iowa State UniversityCombinationJULY 14–27, 2019
Kentucky State UniversityAnimalJUNE 9–22, 2019
Lincoln University in MissouriCombinationJULY 7–20, 2019
North Carolina State UniversityCombinationJUNE 17–28, 2019
Prairie View A&M UniversityCombinationJUNE 17–28, 2019
Purdue UniversityCombinationJULY 7–20, 2019
Tuskegee UniversityCombinationJUNE 8–22, 2019
University of ArizonaCombinationJUNE 17–27, 2019
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffCombinationJUNE 8–21, 2019
University of Hawaii at MānoaCombinationJULY 7–20, 2019
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCombinationJULY 7–AUGUST 3, 2019
University of Maryland Eastern ShoreCombinationJULY 7–20, 2019
University of Maryland at College ParkCombinationJULY 7–26, 2019
University of The Virgin IslandsCombinationJULY 28–AUGUST 10, 2019
Virginia State UniversityAnimalJUNE 9–22, 2019

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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