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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From miniature horses to draft horses, the Equine Experience at Penn State's Ag Progress Days covers the gamut of the equine animal.
Demonstrations, clinics highlight Equine Experience at Ag Progress Days
July 10, 2017
Ag Progress Days Equine Experience will offer a variety of activities for horse enthusiasts.
This image shows developing eggs in a dissected mosquito ovary into which gene-editing protein cargo (fluorescent green) has been transduced.
Researchers to develop new gene-editing method for the study of arthropods
July 10, 2017
A grant from the National Science Foundation will enable a Penn State-led team of entomologists to develop and disseminate a technology they say could bring gene-editing capabilities within reach of everyday scientists, regardless of the arthropod species they study. The $2.5 million award is part of NSF's Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) program.
Making sports venues such as Pocono Raceway sustainable is an organizational challenge that involves proper signage, messaging, color codes and containers, Penn State researchers have found.
Researchers working with sports venues to make them 'greener,' sustainable
July 6, 2017
Ecosystem and bioproduct researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are working with professional sports franchises to make their venues "greener" and reduce the environmental impact of their events.
Suresh Kuchipudi, associate professor of virology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, conducted research to determine if little brown bats can be asymptomatic carriers of avian and human influenza viruses. Here, he infects cells with influenza virus as part of those studies.
Bats have potential to host avian and human influenza viruses, study shows
June 28, 2017
A study conducted by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences showed it is possible for avian and human influenza viruses to infect little brown bats, the most widely spread bat species in North America.

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Upcoming Events

Ag Progress Days
When: August 15-17, 2017
Where: Rock Springs, PA
Ag Alumni Society 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Social
When: August 15, 2017
Where: Ag Progress Days grounds - Rock Springs
Ag Progress Days Government / Industry Day Lunch
When: August 16, 2017
Where: Special Events Building, Ag Progress Days
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