College of Agricultural Sciences

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences offers 17 undergraduate majors, 23 minors, and graduate programs in 18 major areas.

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Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the site of Ag Progress Days (lower left).
Agricultural research center site of cutting-edge research, Ag Progress Days
August 9, 2017
Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and is also the location of the annual Ag Progress Days expo.
Visitors to Ag Progress Days can see equipment demonstrations, animals, research tours, garden exhibits, health and safety exhibits and much more.
All ages will enjoy variety of events planned for Ag Progress Days
August 8, 2017
Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, will offer fun and educational activities for adults, children and families, while providing agricultural producers with valuable knowledge to improve their farm businesses.
Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are developing strategies to combat weeds while reducing reliance on herbicides. Some of their experiments involved using a high-residue, inter-row cultivator for weed control.
Reducing reliance on herbicides the objective of research at Penn State
August 7, 2017
Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are developing strategies to combat weeds while reducing reliance on herbicides.
The Aprehend biopesticide developed by Penn State researchers contains Beauveria bassiana, a natural and indigenous fungus that causes disease in insects but is harmless to humans. When a bedbug crosses a sprayed barrier, it picks up the fungal spores, which germinate and colonize the body, killing the bedbug in four to seven days.
Video: Penn State researchers find new solution to combat age-old bedbug problem
August 3, 2017
A team of Penn State scientists has developed a potential game-changer in the war against bedbugs — a naturally derived, fungal-based pesticide that uses the bugs’ own natural tendencies to humankind’s advantage.

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Upcoming Events

Dr. Tracy Hoover/Ms. Jean Lonie: Undergrad Ed and Recruitment and Undergrad Student Panel
When: August 22, 2017
Where: The Village at Penn State, 260 Lion's Hill Road, State College, PA
Cultured Dairy Products Short Course
When: September 19-21, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
College of Ag Sciences Research Tour
When: September 21, 2017
Where: Snider Ag Arena
Mushroom Short Course 2017
When: September 24-26, 2017
Where: Mendenhall, PA
Dr. Jairam Vanamala
When: September 26, 2017
Where: The Village at Penn State, 260 Lion's Hill Road, State College, PA
Celebrate Agriculture Day
When: September 30, 2017
Where: Beaver Stadium
Intro to Descriptive Analysis Short Course
When: October 10-11, 2017
Where: University Park, PA