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Participating AgDiscovery Universities

List of 2021 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 2021, there are 21 universities participating in AgDiscovery:

University Type Dates
Alcorn State UniversityAnimalJUNE 13-25, 2021
California State University, FresnoCombinationJUNE 6-19, 2021
Coppin State UniversityCombinationJULY 11-24, 2021
Delaware State UniversityAgribusinessJULY 5-17, 2021
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityAnimalJUNE 13-26, 2021
Fort Valley State UniversityAnimalJUNE 7-18, 2021
Iowa State UniversityCombinationJUNE 13-26, 2021
Kentucky State UniversityAnimalJUNE 6-19, 2021
Lincoln University in MissouriCombinationJULY 11-24, 2021
North Carolina State UniversityCombinationJUNE 14-25, 2021
Prairie View A&M UniversityCombinationJUNE 14-25, 2021
Purdue UniversityCombinationJULY 11-24, 2021
Tuskegee UniversityCombinationJUNE 5-19, 2021
University of ArizonaCombinationJUNE 14-25, 2021
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffCombinationJUNE 12-25, 2021
University of Hawaii at MānoaCombinationJULY 11-24, 2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCombinationJULY 11-31, 2021
University of Maryland Eastern ShoreCombinationJUNE 13-26, 2021
University of Maryland at College ParkCombinationJULY 11-30, 2021
University of The Virgin IslandsCombinationJULY 18–31, 2021
Virginia State UniversityAnimalJULY 14–23, 2021

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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