United States Department of Agriculture AgDiscovery Program



Hosted on approximately a dozen college campuses, AgDiscovery allows participants to preview college life while learning about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness and plant pathology from university professors, practicing veterinarians and government professionals. Students gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips, and other group and team-building activities. While one program enrolls boys and girls ages 12-16, all other programs accept applicants ages 14-17.

General Info

Name United States Department of Agriculture AgDiscovery Program
Location Riverdale, MD
Year-round Contacts 301-734-6312
Program Focuses & Features Agriculture, Environmental Science, Science, Veterinary Medicine
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 12-17
Application Deadline April
Director Terry Henson, Coordinator
Residential Fee Free. 2-3 weeks.
Year Established 2002
Dates & Sessions June-July; 13 sessions, 2-3 weeks long


Terry Henson, Coordinator