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UVI Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service to Host the AgDiscovery 2018 Summer Program July 29 – August 11

The Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Cooperative Extension Services (CES) will be hosting the AgDiscovery 2018 Summer Program on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix from July 29th - August 11th.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) welcomed the University to AgDiscovery in 2016.

During this 2-week program at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), students will engage in a diversity of learning experiences while residing on the beautiful campus on St. Croix.

The interactive curriculum will focus on animal science, veterinary medicine, aquaponics, biotechnology and agribusiness. Participants will learn from experienced researchers about the internationally recognized aquaculture program at UVI, as well as the world-famous Senepol breed of cattle and the Virgin Islands/St. Croix white hair sheep - both developed on the island of St. Croix.

The UVI Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and the UVI Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) will facilitate this program. In addition to the academic experience, students will interact with other participants and residents from culturally diverse areas of the Caribbean region while exploring the rich history and traditions of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For more information, please contact Dr. Louis E. Petersen at (340) 693-1083 or e-mail: louis.petersen@uvi.edu; Dr. Robert Godfrey at (340) 692-4042 or e-mail: rgodfre@uvi.edu or Sarah Dahl-Smith at (340) 692-4084 or by e-mail: sdahl@uvi.edu.