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Kids discover agriculture through UAPB program
Kids discover agriculture through UAPB program

PINE BLUFF, Ark. –  "AgDiscovery" is a two-week summer outreach program to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness and plant pathology.

Participants, ages 14-17, live on UAPB’s campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians and professionals working for the U.S. government. Students chosen for AgDiscovery participate in hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other activities. The program is sponsored by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“The AgDiscovery camp helped me decide what career path I wanted to follow and that UAPB was the college choice for me,” says past AgDiscovery participant and counselor Elaina Buckner.

“I am currently enrolled in the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences majoring in Textiles and Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Agribusiness. I attribute my academic success partly to the AgDiscovery program because it opened my eyes to many different career paths in agriculture and in APHIS.”

Program dates are June 11- 24, 2011. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2011. For more information, visit the APHIS AgDiscovery website or visit UAPB’s AgDiscovery Facebook page.

Remember: Do not send your application to UAPB. Applications must be sent to APHIS and be completed in typed format. Be sure to read the application package very carefully to avoid making any mistakes.

For more information contact Meghan Eddy, AgDiscovery Coordinator, at (870) 575-7962.