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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.

Season's Greetings from the Ag Alumni Society
December 14, 2017
On behalf of the Ag Alumni Society, we sincerely thank you for your dedication and continued support of the College of Agricultural Sciences and the alumni society. Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful holiday season and happiness throughout the year.
2017 Senior Sendoff Photo Gallery
December 8, 2017
The Ag Alumni Society congratulates and welcomes the 2017 December graduates into the Ag Alumni Society family. Graduates were invited to a Senior Sendoff in the Ag Administration Building and were presented with a graduation gift from the Ag Alumni Society. They also had a great time taking pictures with the Nittany Lion and Old Main backdrop as well as signs with their majors.
Ag Alumni Society Celebrates 50 Years of Presidents
December 8, 2017
As the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society celebrates 50 years, the current board of directors would like to thank the Presidents of the society for their leadership. From 1967 to 2017, the society has been led by 30 dedicated and committed alumni volunteers.
Ag Alumni Society Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors
December 7, 2017
The Ag Alumni Society Nominating Committee would like your input on potential candidates for board of director positions and committee member positions. If you or one of your fellow alumni are interested in engagement, fellowship, recognition or recruitment of alumni and students, please complete our two minute survey.
College of Agricultural Sciences Names 2017 Armsby Society Inductees
December 6, 2017
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has inducted seven alumni into the Armsby Honors Society. The society was created to honor individuals whose service, scholarship, teaching and philanthropy have demonstrated a profound commitment to the college. It is intended to recognize and encourage members’ continuing involvement in both the college and the alumni society.
Ag Alumni Society Surpasses Student Scholarship Endowment Pledge
December 4, 2017
With help from sponsors, alumni, and friends during the 2017 Ag Live Tailgate, the College of Ag Sciences Alumni Society raised $39,185. This enables the society to surpass their $200,000 Trustee Endowed Scholarship pledge two years early.
2017 Ag Live Alumni and Friends Tailgate Photo Albums
December 4, 2017
On November 18, more than 450 alumni, friends, and students celebrated prior to the Penn State football game at the Ag Live Tailgate held at the Snider Agricultural Arena.
Eight Selected to Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2018
December 1, 2017
On Nov. 10, the Penn State Board of Trustees selected eight Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. The following individuals have been officially notified of their selection by the Board and are invited to accept the award from the University in June 2018.
Internships Earn Awards for College of Agricultural Sciences Students
December 1, 2017
Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2017 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $1,000 stipend, was established to encourage students to participate in a credit or noncredit educational internship program that relates to their field of study.
Bowen, Bugbee Named College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Alumni
November 30, 2017
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has named Kira Bowen, professor of plant pathology at Auburn University, and Bruce Bugbee, professor of environmental plant physiology at Utah State University, as 2017 Outstanding Alumni. This award is the highest given by the college and recognizes high-achieving alumni with notable professional accomplishments who bring distinction to themselves, the college and the University.
2017 Ag Live Tailgate Gold Sponsors
November 9, 2017
Thank you Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association and PA Preferred Program for your generous support at 2017 Ag Live Tailgate Gold Sponsors. Sponsor proceeds directly benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship.
2017 Ag Live Tailgate Blue and White Sponsors
November 8, 2017
Thank you 2017 Ag Live Blue and White Sponsors for your generous support. Sponsor proceeds directly benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship.
Student Takes On Challenges, Earns Degree And Sets Sights On Medical School
November 8, 2017
"I can honestly say it would have been easier for me to climb out of a 100-foot well, though I would not have learned nearly as much." That is how Mannaa I. Mannaa, a native of Egypt, described his dream to attend Penn State, a journey that began when he stepped off a plane at University Park Airport on a frigid day in January 2005 and continues today as he pursues a goal of earning a medical doctorate.
Ag Alumni Society Celebrates 50 Years
November 1, 2017
The Alumni Society’s mission in 2017 is as up-to-date and meaningful today as it was when the society was created 50 years ago in 1967 under the leadership of Dean Russell Larson. The Ag Alumni Society has more than 31,000 living alumni worldwide, many of these alumni have volunteered their time and talents to create a vibrant alumni society that builds and sustains lifelong relationships between alumni and our College.
Former Football Player to Kick-off the Live Auction
November 1, 2017
Come early to the Ag Live Tailgate to hear former Penn State football wide receiver Gregg Garrity Jr. kick-off the live auction as he talks about his experience as a football walk-on to scholarship recipient and how it impacted him.
Alumnus' gifts to support 4-H, Penn State Extension and agricultural engineering
October 18, 2017
Wayne Martenas '74 Ag Eng, a very active volunteer leader and philanthropic supporter of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, along with his wife, Marian McKeegan Martenas, have pledged $250,000 in current and future gifts through their estate, to be divided among a new endowment, an existing endowment, a new building and an existing scholarship fund.
Discounted Football Tickets for Penn State vs. Nebraska Game Selling Quickly - Call Today
October 4, 2017
Penn State Athletics is teaming up with the Ag Alumni Society to offer alumni and friends discounted football tickets on November 18 following the Ag Live Tailgate. To purchase tickets today, call Anthony Tate with Penn State Athletics at 814-865-5996 as soon as possible.
Celebrate Agriculture Day
October 3, 2017
College of Agricultural Sciences alumni and friends, including many from 4H, kicked-off the Penn State vs. Indiana Celebrate Agriculture Day by holding the American Flag during the singing of the National Anthem.
Alumni Society Prepares Students for Career Day
October 3, 2017
Alumni and industry professionals shared valuable knowledge and expert advice on resume building and networking. The goal of the Ag Alumni Society hosted Career Workshop is to prepare students for Career Day. Students had the opportunity to attend a Resume Review Session, a presentation titled "The Art of Networking", and a heavy hors d'oeuvres Networking Reception.
Ag Live Tailgate Doors Open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18
September 27, 2017
Ag Live doors open at 12:30 p.m., come early to see the Penn State Cheerleaders and hear former Penn State wide receiver Gregg Garrity Jr. kick-off the live auction. Activities include a live and silent auction, photo booth with Penn State props, and the Nittany Lion! This year we will celebrate the Ag Alumni Society's 50th anniversary with a limited-edition Berkey Creamery Ice Cream flavor created just for the Society's anniversary.