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SEMS student participates in AgDiscovery program

POSTED: August 9, 2018 10:35 a.m.
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Joshua Black, a South Effingham Middle School freshman from Guyton, Ga., was among 19 junior and senior high school students from eight states who spent two weeks on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) campus as part of the AgDiscovery residential career exploration program.

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Joshua Black, a South Effingham Middle School freshman from Guyton, Ga., was among 19 junior and senior high school students from eight states who spent two weeks on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) campus as part of the AgDiscovery residential career exploration program.

Daytime hours were spent interacting with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) professionals at their respective work places and with UAPB professors as teens learned about careers with USDA and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the college courses necessary to qualify for those careers.

AgDiscovery students learned about diseases in migratory birds and helped capture and band geese with a wildlife biologist and Arkansas Game and Fish personnel. They learned archery at the Delta Rivers Nature Center (DRNC) and went canoeing on the Arkansas River.

They visited the Little Rock Air Force Base to learn about wildlife management at airports and the Simon Bros. Dairy in Conway to learn how milk is prepared for market and regulations farmers follow to insure its safety.

The teens, ages 14-17, also learned of regulations fish farmers must follow in farming at the Keo Fish Farm and observed an electroshocking demonstration and gram staining to learn about fish diseases and pathology while at the UAPB Aquaculture Research Station.

They toured the Clinton Presidential Library and Heifer Village headquarters in Little Rock. They left the comforts of their dorm to spend a night at the Heifer Education Ranch inPerryville, Ark., where they learned about world hunger and gained a new appreciation for life in the United States.

Students apply online for AgDiscovery, and this year they had their choice of 22 host universities. Participants are selected by APHIS.

For more information about AgDiscovery, visit www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery. UAPB has been one of the host universities since 2008 and was the first university west of the Mississippi to host AgDiscovery.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all of its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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