Application deadline extended to April 1 for AgDiscovery summer program at UAPB

Bobbie Crockett | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences    

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The deadline for students to apply for the AgDiscovery summer enrichment program has been extended to April 1. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will again serve as a host campus for the two-week residential program that allows students to learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, regulatory science and plant pathology. The program is sponsored by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

AgDiscovery 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 the program participate in hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other activities.

Program dates are June 15- 28, 2013. Applications and/or reference letters must be received on or before April 1. Students selected for the UAPB 2013 session pay only the cost of transportation to and from UAPB. Tuition, room and board, and supplies for the two-week program are covered by APHIS.

For more information and to apply online or by mail, visit the APHIS AgDiscovery website at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery. You may download the 2013 AgDiscovery brochure at www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery/

To view pictures from a past program, visit UAPB’s School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/uapb.safhs. Do not send your application to UAPB. Applications must be sent to APHIS and be completed in typed format. Read the application package and website carefully to avoid making errors.

For more information, contact Willie Columbus at 870-575-7252 or email columbusw@uapb.edu.

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