Ag-Discovery Camp: Investing in the Future of Plant Science

Program Overview

IMG_0015Ag-Discovery at NC State University is an outreach program to help students learn about careers in plant science. Students live on campus in dorms, learning field and laboratory research techniques from university professors and practicing entomologists, botanists, and plant pathologists working for the U.S. Government. Plant sciences include entomology (the study of insects), plant pathology (the study of plant diseases), botany (the study of plants), and agronomy (the science of soil management and production of field crops).

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 Ag-Discovery 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.

Learn More at or download the 2020 Ag-Discovery brochure!


15 – 17 year olds


June 15 – June 26, 2020


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.


Jason Painter, 919-515-5585