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 toxicologist Gary Perdew has received a $7.3 million "outstanding investigator award" from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Grant supports research to enhance epithelial barrier function, immune response
September 15, 2017
A faculty member in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $7.3 million grant for innovative research on a cellular protein that could be a target for enhancing immune function in response to a variety of diseases and environmental toxins. Gary Perdew, John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences, received the award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.
What we need now is for cool to cold temperatures to arrive by early to mid-October to bring out the best colors like these, according to Penn State forest ecologists.
Forest experts: All signs point to a banner year for Pa.'s foliage display
September 14, 2017
The rainy summer in Pennsylvania has set the stage for what could be an awesome autumn foliage display, according to forest ecologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Aaron Blakney, an environmental resource management major, tries out the HAZMAT suits with his fellow CDC interns during the summer of 2017.
Student uses summer internship at CDC to fight environmental contaminants
September 13, 2017
Senior environmental resource management student Aaron Blakney spent the summer of 2017 analyzing the impacts of hazardous materials during an internship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers said findings of their recent study suggest that dietary interventions that promote fruit and vegetable consumption can help reduce childhood obesity and cardio-metabolic disease risk.
Fruit and vegetable intake influences obesity risk in Mexican-American children
September 12, 2017
Potential disparities in fruit and vegetable intake in Mexican-American children may be placing them at greater risk for obesity and related health problems, according to researchers at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Penn State.

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Cultured Dairy Products Short Course
When: September 19-21, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Mushroom Short Course 2017
When: September 24-26, 2017
Where: Mendenhall, PA
Dr. Jairam Vanamala: Food-based Approach to Targeting Cancer Stem Cells
When: September 26, 2017
Where: The Village at Penn State, 260 Lion's Hill Road, State College, PA
Career Workshop
When: September 26, 2017
Where: Smeal Business Building
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