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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Unique cohort will support student exploration of agricultural microbiomes
February 8, 2018
Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study in the emerging field of agricultural microbiome research.
Tom Davis, Penn State Berkey Creamery manager, left, displays the awards the Creamery received during the Cheese Competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Shown with Davis, from left, are Casandra Blickley, 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Second Alternate State Dairy Princess, and Kerry Kaylegian, head coordinator for the competition, and dairy foods and research and extension associate with Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State Berkey Creamery stands out in state cheese competition
February 8, 2018
The Penn State Berkey Creamery took home a slice of the glory in the Cheese Competition held during the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg last month.
Agroforestry, on average, stores markedly more carbon than agriculture, researchers found. Here, alley cropping walnut and soybeans is shown in Missouri. In the United States, agroforestry is lauded for its environmental benefits; in the tropics its economic benefits are seen as indispensable.
Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change
February 1, 2018
Agroforestry could play an important role in mitigating climate change because it sequesters more atmospheric carbon in plant parts and soil than conventional farming, according to Penn State researchers.
Arianna Ferguson, a Penn State Millennium Scholar majoring in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, conducted research to determine whether heritage turkeys would eat natural foodstuffs and their impact on growth performance and carcass yield.
Heritage turkey production research profitable but more difficult
January 29, 2018
To meet increasing consumer demand for heritage-breed turkeys to be the centerpiece of holiday and other meals, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are studying methods producers can use to raise the historical birds.

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