Iowa’s AgDiscovery program began in 2010
through a collaborative agreement between USDA, Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) and Iowa State University (ISU). Iowa’s AgDiscovery program helps teenagers learn about careers in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Laboratory Technology and Wildlife Ecology. Students live on ISU’s campus and learn from university professors, scientists who work for the U.S. Government, and local agricultural producers and animal welfare and management organizations. Students who participate gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Team-building activities and diversity workshops build important life skills in participants.