Retention, Diversity, and Inclusion
UMD Ag Discovery 2016
Ag Discovery students learn about plants and animals, the importance of protecting America’s food supply from insects and disease, the role of regulation in genetically engineered organisms, and the challenge of managing and resolving wildlife conflicts. This 3-week academic program sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) Academic Programs and USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Services is a 3-week experience where students live on campus, and discover agricultural science from AGNR faculty, practicing veterinarians, industry representatives, and USDA professionals. Participants from all areas of the state and nation have the opportunity to earn 3 hours of university-level course credits through AGNR100, "An Educational Odyssey in Exploring Food, Culture, and the Environment." Approximately 20 percent of Ag Discovery completers will apply to UMD and be admitted to an AGNR degree program.