AgDiscovery Camp 2017
“Another great year under our belts,” expresses Dr. Cassandra Vaughn, assistant professor and University veterinary, as she reminisces about the AgDiscovery camp.
Sixteen youth from across the country were chosen to participate in the two-week, residential program that focused on a veterinary/animal science camp for youth ages 12-16.
The 16th AgDiscovery Summer Camp held June 18-30 on the Lorman campus, was sponsored by the Department of Agriculture.
The program allowed participants to live on a college campus and learn about veterinary medicine and Animal science from university professors, practicing veterinarians, industry representatives, and professionals working for the United States government. Students gained valuable experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and various group and team building activities.
“Youth came from around the country and represented nine states. I was so encouraged to see the level of animal knowledge and skill-set some of them already possessed. In addition, I changed things up quite a bit. New venues and experiences for myself, my interns as well as the campers. We were all in awe together at a LOT of things,” says Vaughn. “I’m ready for next year and really hope we can duplicate this with more camps similar in the Agriculture Department. AgDiscovery is completely worthwhile. It is my hope that we increase the pool of students entering this field as a career.”
For more information on how to apply for the 2018 session, please visit https://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery or contact Vaughn, at 601.877.6541 or [email protected]