AgDiscovery application deadline extended to April 7

Bobbie Handcock | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences   

Students participate in a plant inspection exercise at UAPB during the AgDiscovery summer program.

Students participate in a plant inspection exercise at UAPB during the AgDiscovery summer program.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The application deadline for the AgDiscovery summer program has been extended to April 7. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will again serve as a host campus for the two-week residential program. AgDiscovery 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 agriculture and related careers 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.

Students selected for the UAPB 2014 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.

Program dates are June 14- 27, 2014. Applications and/or reference letters must be received on or before April 7. For more information and to apply online or by mail, visit the APHIS AgDiscovery website at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery. Students must submit a completed application and a two-page essay entitled “Why I Want to Attend the AgDiscovery Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and What I Want to Learn.” Applicants must also provide three character references.

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.

To view photos from past programs, visit UAPB’s SAFHS Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/uapb.safhs. For more information, contact Willie Columbus at 870-692-5818 or email columbusw@uapb.edu.

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