This program is for students ages 14-17 who are interested in the agricultural sciences. If selected, students have an amazing experience ahead of them (e.g., staying at the UH Mānoa Campus and the chance to explore agriculture through hands-on activities throughout Oahu Island). The Program covers plant science, horticulture, entomology, wildlife sciences, veterinary sciences, traditional agriculture, dog detection, and more!
USDA University of Hawai’i at Mānoa AgDiscovery Poster 2018
“[Twenty-two] universities across the nation are offering this AgDiscovery program. Each university’s AgDiscovery program focuses on a specific area of interest to our Nation’s agriculture, such as plant health, entomology, veterinary science, animal care, biotechnology, food science, and agribusiness.” Be sure to apply to the program that is of most interest to you. Please note different programs have different dates throughout the summer.
USDA AgDiscovery 2018 Brochure
The AgDiscovery 2018 summer program is FREE. Tuition, room and board, lab supplies, meals, and activity fees will be covered by APHIS. Please note that students selected for the program are responsible for costs that may be associated with traveling to the university campus on opening day and returning home at the conclusion of the program on closing day.
Online applications is the preferred method. Go to this link: 2018 AgDiscovery online application
Application package details and guidelines on essay topic and letters of recommendation are at the end of the above booklet. Then, follow these steps to apply online:
- Create a user account.
- Submit your application and your essay through the user account.
- Send requests for letters of recommendation to three people who are not
related to you. You will send these through your user account. Once the
recommender completes the recommendation online, it will be routed to
your account and included with your application.
- Check the status of your application at any time. You’ll be able to verify that
your application and recommendation letters have been submitted.
Paper applications may also be submitted by mail: USDA 2018 AgDiscovery Application plus hints
Application deadline: March 12, 2018
Go to the link for a video on YouTube that describes AgDiscovery: AgDiscovery Program
For more information on the UH Manoa program:
Erin Foley, Hawai’i AgDiscovery Recruitment Chair 2018
Plant Health Safeguarding Specialist/Pest Identification
USDA APHIS PPQ
Honolulu Plant Inspection Station
300 Rodgers Blvd. #58
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: (808) 834-3240
Fax: (808) 861-8500