Deadline for AgDiscovery Camp March 23by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Mar. 11, 2013, under Press Releases
Wanted: Motivated students ages 12 to 17 who are interested in making a difference in the world through careers in agriculture.
With jobs in agriculture in high demand, more students are seeking degrees from the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. AgDiscovery Camp at the UA exposes middle and high school students to a wide array of career opportunities.
Deadline for application to the camp is March 23.
AgDiscovery Camp, held June 17-27, is an outreach program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Agriculture generates 22 million jobs in the United States – with most off the farm. Data from the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate expected growth in most agriculture-related fields.
Undergraduate enrollment at the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has increased nearly 18 percent since 2008, with students gaining the hands-on, real world skills required to land a job following graduation.
The focus of UA’s 2013 AgDiscovery camp is plant pathology. Students live on campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors and professionals.
Hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities are included in the experience. One week of camp is spent at UA-Yuma and the second week is held at UA’sTucson campus.
AgDiscovery Camp is free with the exception of travel expenses to and from camp. For more information and to apply, go to www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery.
Contact: Tanya Hodges
University of Arizona
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences