USDA Ag Discovery Program

The USDA Ag Discovery program engages students in a special virtual three-week experience focused on biosecurity. It is sponsored by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, which is the agency in charged with safeguarding the U.S. food supply. During the three weeks, 14 students will participate in a series of virtual activities involving government veterinarians, plant and animal biologists, biotechnologists, and wildlife science professionals. These students will demonstrate a basic understanding of how the federal government works to protect plants and animals.

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is a USDA agency with a mission to protect and promote U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. APHIS is on the job 24 hours a day, seven days a week working to defend America's animal and plant resources from agricultural pests and diseases. 

More information on USDA AgDiscovery Summer 2021 Program.

How do I apply?

FREE Virtual Program!

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