2018 Program Dates: June 3- 16, 2018

Application Deadline: March 12, 2018

For general information about AgDiscovery Program go here: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery

To apply for the AgDiscovery program, please go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/civil_rights/downloads/Application.pdf

Program Information:

The Kentucky State University AgDiscovery (AgD) Program is a two-week, residential program targeting diverse students from limited-resource communities interested in careers in animal science and veterinary medicine.

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) partners with various universities and colleges to deliver the AgDiscovery program at locations throughout the country. Each university’s program focuses on a specific area of interest to our Nation’s agriculture – such as:

  • plant health
  • entomology
  • veterinary science
  • animal care biotechnology
  • agribusiness.

Program Content: The curriculum is designed to introduce animal science and veterinary medicine through structured educational activities. Students selected to participate in AgD will have hands-on experiences through lab and research projects, workshops, and site visits, including animal dissections and autopsies.

AgD participants receive assistance in techniques that will improve skills on standardized exams, such as the ACT, and will also participate in a variety of character- and team-building activities, which require the use of math, science and technology.

Recreational activities are integrated into the program to promote physical health and wellness, and to enhance interpersonal skills among the students.

Program Eligibility: Applicants must be a middle or high school student, not younger than 14 and not older than 17 by May 31st of the program year. Applicants should also have a strong and sincere interest in animal science and veterinary medicine.

All application packages must be received or postmarked by March 12, 2018.

Contact Information:

Ms. Anitha Kisanga
Summer Youth Program Coordinator
Rosenwald Center for
Families and Children
315 Maryland Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-597-6882
Fax: 502-597-6924
anitha.kisanga@kysu.edu

Other Contacts:

Dr. Travella Free
Kentucky States University
(502) 597-6261
travella.free@kysu.edu


Dr. John Hollis
USDA-APHIS
(502) 682-1402
john.hollis@aphis.usda.gov