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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Water availability for and from agriculture is a pressing issue in the United States. With funding from USDA, researchers aim to develop a model for engaging stakeholders and communities to ensure adequate water quality and quantity.
Grant aimed at solving agricultural water issues through community engagement
May 17, 2017
A group of institutions led by Penn State has received nearly $2.2 million for the first year of a planned four-year, $5 million project aimed at developing a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture. Partners include the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, Arizona State University and the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
At a boot camp organized by Penn State researchers in the Santa Marta region of Colombia, a local farmer demonstrates the proper method of opening a cacao pod to release the cocoa beans within.
From Coca to Cacao
May 15, 2017
As Colombia emerges from 50 years of violence, Penn State scientists are helping poor farmers switch from growing coca, the stuff of cocaine, to growing cacao, the principal ingredient in chocolate. Cacao for Peace, the international partnership they are a part of, seeks to transform Colombia's rural Caribbean coast in a cacao-growing hotspot.
Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are among a group of researchers examining how the use of high and low tunnels and plastic coverings extend the growing season for strawberries and raspberries.
Penn State researchers hope to extend berry growing season in Northeast
May 15, 2017
Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are among a group of researchers examining how the use of high and low tunnels and plastic coverings extend the growing season for strawberries and raspberries, and as a result, increase yields while also reducing pesticide use and improving berry quality and shelf-life.
Dr. Andrew Read gives Graduate School Commencement Speech
May 8, 2017
Andrew F. Read, Ph.D., Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology and Eberly Professor of Biotechnology, was the keynote speaker for this year's Graduate School commencement ceremony held on May 7, 2017.

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Insect Chemical Ecology-ICE 17
When: May 31 - June 14, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Fundamentals of Food Science Short Course
When: June 5-8, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
FFA Activities Week
When: June 13-15, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Atelier: Gender + (Gender Integration for Solving Complex Problems)
When: June 19-20, 2017
Where: Hintz Alumni Center, Penn State University
Food and Airborne Fungi & Mycotoxins Short Course
When: June 20-22, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Dr. Carolee Bull - Microbiomes and Plant Health and Productivity
When: June 27, 2017
Where: The Village at Penn State, 260 Lion's Hill Road, State College, PA
Ag Progress Days
When: August 15-17, 2017
Where: Rock Springs, PA