Penn State Ag Alumni Society News
The Ag Alumni Society's mission is to connect, serve, and recognize alumni, students, and faculty by fostering relationships, commitment, and pride that characterizes our College. The society plays a vital role in supporting the college, students, and alumni programming. Alumni who graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences become members of the Ag Alumni Society automatically by joining the Penn State Alumni Association.
The Alumni Relations Office is seeking a talented, energetic and reliable undergraduate student in the College of Agricultural Sciences for a paid internship position for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 semesters.
In the spirit of institutional cooperation, the Big Ten schools with agricultural programs are once again gathering our alumni and friends in the Washington, D.C., area for a special event—this year at a new location, the National Press Club! Now in its fourth year, the reception has been a great success with alumni and friends networking across institutions and enjoying one another’s company.
The Ag Alumni Society was recognized with two programming awards by the Penn State Alumni Association, the Innovative Program Award and the Scholarship and Fundraising Award.
Sign-up to volunteer on an Ag Alumni Society committee! Giving back to your Alma Mater can mean a variety of things to each alumni -- speaking in a class, networking with students, engaging alumni at the Ag Progress Days Alumni Pavilion or collaborating with board members to plan alumni and student events. Next committee meeting is scheduled for May 3, 2014.
Kitty Reed, a Cattle Territory Manager for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. credits leadership and the relationships she built in the College of Agricultural Sciences to her current success.
Through two endowments, the Ag Alumni Society awarded 17 students with scholarships and internship awards for their academic achievement, leadership skills, and outstanding internship experiences.
The Tackle Hunger Food Drive held during the Ag Live Tailgate was a huge success. Special thank you to the Penn State Pullers for the use of their tractor. This years food donation of 500 donated items went to the Penn State Pride Pantry, a student run organization that helps students who are food insecure.
Seven alumni, experts in their fields, returned to campus to give of their time and talent at the Mentoring Workshop. Complimentary professional head shot photographs were offered to students participating in the workshops.
On behalf of the Ag Alumni Society, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. The University and the College of Agricultural Sciences will be closed for the holiday starting on Monday, December 23, 2013 and ending Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
Held on November 23, Ag Live surpasses fundraising goal for the seventh consecutive year raising more than $39,000. These proceeds directly benefit the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society's student scholarships, internship awards, and other student and alumni programs.
We at the Penn State Ag Science magazine are continually working to improve the magazine and bring you the most relevant and engaging stories we can. Your input helps guide us in that process. Please take a moment to tell us what you think about the most recent issue (Summer/Fall 2013) and share any ideas about what you would like to see on our pages.
Twenty-one student clubs and organizations showcased their groups at the Ag Live Tailgate to hundreds of Ag alumni and friends. This was a great opportunity to highlight group activities and sell fundraising items such as t-shirts, cookie mixes in a jar, holiday decorations and first aid kits for pets.
More than 650 alumni and friends of the college celebrated with the Nittany Lion at the Ag Live tailgate held on November 23. A special thank you to Allison Hoover a senior majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education for taking photos at Ag Live.
John Slagel is the Director of Eastern Operations at Sunkist Growers, Inc., where he focuses on productivity and probability.
View the official 2013 Ag Live Catalog and see all the exciting things the Ag Alumni Society has planned. Highlights include the Nittany Lion, Pep Band, Cheerleaders, sponsors, student clubs, silent auction items, live auction items, prize wheel, tailgate games, and a gourmet tailgate buffet!
Kick-off for the Penn State vs. Nebraska football game has been set for 3:30pm on Saturday, November 23. Doors open for the Ag Live Tailgate at 11:30am with festivities beginning at noon. Remember to bring your Tackle Hunger food drive donations which support Penn State's Pride Pantry!
Bring your donations to Ag Live on November 23 and help us Tackle Hunger at Ag Live by packing the Penn State Puller's tractor. Our goal is to collect 500 pounds of donated items. All Tackle Hunger food donations benefit Penn State's Pride Pantry.
The Ag Live Tailgate will be held on November 23 prior to Penn State taking on Nebraska. The live and silent auctions are filled with great items like an RV tailgate package, football parking passes, autographed sports memorabilia, gift baskets, Penn State items, and much more!
Thank you Ag Live Blue Sponsors: Bell & Evans, Dole Mushroom, Knouse Foods and Alumnus Dan Loughner. Their generous support will help us raise funds for the Ag Alumni Society scholarship, internship award and alumni/student programming.
Alltech has joined the Ag Live tailgate as a GOLD sponsor helping the Ag Alumni Society raise funds for student scholarships, internships, and other student/alumni programming. The Ag live tailgate will be held on Saturday, November 23 prior to the Penn State vs. Nebraska football game.