Agriculture and Environment Center

The center is a focal point for cross-disciplinary research and outreach on air and water quality, soil conservation, invasive species, climate change and other environmental issues of consequence to agriculture.

Agriculture and Environment Center News

Do you have a well at your home? Are you certain your drinking water is safe for your family? Photo Credit: Bryan Swistock
Save the Date – Dauphin County Home Water and Septic System Workshop
July 20, 2017
Protecting your family’s well or spring drinking water supply and keeping your septic and heating oil tanks from contaminating water supplies.
Lost Creek, Juniata County
Feature Spotlight: A Vision for the Lost Creek Watershed
July 11, 2017
Since last October, community members in the Lost Creek Watershed in Juniata County have been meeting with the AEC to develop a vision for Lost Creek—what they want to see for their watershed now and into the future. With their dedication and passion for the health of their watershed and a blueprint to guide them, the future is bright.
Planting Green demonstration
Research and Extension Spotlight: Over 220 Gather at SEAREC to Explore “Farming for Success”
July 11, 2017
On a warm sunny day in late June, over 220 producers, agriculture industry representatives, conservation professionals, researchers and educators gathered at the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ Southeast Research and Education Center (SEAREC) for an agronomic field day to learn the latest in research and practice to help “farm for success.”
Pennsylvania Ag Fields
Student Spotlight: New Agriculture Stewardship and Conservation Certificate Attracts Next Generation of Conservation Professionals
July 11, 2017
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences is now offering an undergraduate certificate program to help train the next generation of conservation professionals to help agricultural producers meet soil health and water quality goals.
Mill Creek Riparian Buffer Planting
Lower Susquehanna Community Comes Together to Save a Stream Using Trees
July 11, 2017
Volunteers gathered on June 10th at a family farm just outside of New Holland along the banks of Mill Creek. The group included Penn State’s AEC staff, Greening the Lower Susquehanna volunteers, dedicated Lancaster County Citizens, and enthusiastic attendees from Lancaster County’s first annual Water Week activities. The day was filled with hard work for a good cause.