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AgDiscovery 2024

AgDiscovery Camp: Investing in the Future of American Agriculture

Program Overview

Learn about careers in plant science, including entomology (the study of insects), plant pathology (the study of plant diseases), botany (the study of plants), agronomy (the science of soil management and production of field crops), and animal science. Students learn field and laboratory research techniques from university professors and practicing entomologists, botanists, plant pathologists, and veterinarians who work for the U.S. Government. Students who have completed a freshman science course will benefit most from the program’s activities. The Science House at North Carolina State University (NCSU) facilitates this program.

This two-week summer residential program targets students 15 – 17 years of age as of the first day of camp. Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will explore a research topic through hands-on laboratory experiences, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in character and team-building activities and diversity workshops.


Rising 10th – 12th Graders (15-17 years old)


June 17 -28, 2024


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Students selected for Ag-DISCOVERY will pay only the cost of their transportation to and from NC State’s campus. The Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee of APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine Division will sponsor the cost of tuition, room and board, and lab supplies for the two-week program.

How Do I Apply?

Applications are completed through the Ag-Discovery website. You may visit it here.
Application Deadline is March 31, 2023!


Jayne Carlisle, 919-515-9402

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