The AgDiscovery program is a USDA outreach program to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness and plant pathology. This 2 week program allows participants ages 12-17 to live on a college campus and learn about Agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians and professionals working for the U. S. Government. Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities. Click on the heading of this post to view the AgDiscovery 2010 - Investing in the Future of American Agriculture brochure to learn more about the program. Or go to http://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery/index.shtml.
Last year, a Bonner County 4-H member, Catie Hunsaker, was selected to attended the University of Kentucky workshop, "Investing in the Future if Veterinary Services in Horse Country". Catie was selected out of 80 applicants and had a great time.
How much will it cost? This is one of the great things about this program. The only costs to participants is the transportation fees - or flying to and from. For two weeks of instruction, room, board and lab fees you can't beat that!
Application packages must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2010. Spread the word. This opportunity is open to any interested youth.