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.
Versant Strategies, Pennsylvania’s leading public affairs firm specializing in agricultural, rural, education and environmental issues, announced the addition of Caleb Wright '14 Ag Ext Ed as its Chief Operating Officer.
The Penn State Teach Ag! Society is sponsoring Dave Burgess, a national speaker for a free professional development session titled "Teach like a pirate" for National Teach Ag! Day. The session is open to students, alumni, faculty, and staff on Thursday, September 24 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in Freeman Hall at the Hub-Robeson Center.
The Alumni Ice Cream Social held on Tuesday, August 18 of Ag Progress Days included a celebration of 150 years of the Creamery, photos with the Nittany Lion, candid photos with Penn State props, and your memories at the oral history booth.
The next issue of the Penn State Ag Science magazine is in production and we need help from our alumni. We're looking for pictures for the Ag Alumni Album. If you're an alumnus and have a good picture from work, your vacation, a new baby, dog, -- anything else you would like to share -- we would like to see it.
Promote your company to thousands of Ag Alumni with an Ag Live sponsorship or auction donation and provide much-needed support to College of Ag Sciences students. Sponsorships and auction donations benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Scholarship Endowment.
The Ag Alumni Society Nominating Committee would like to have your input on potential candidates for board of director positions and committee member positions. The committee will use this feedback to present a slate of candidates to the board for approval at the next board meeting.
The Penn State Alumni Association's Annual Update and Impact Report 2014-15 is now available. The document outlines some of the highlights, milestones, and mission-focused work undertaken by the Alumni Association this past year, and reflects the service work of the growing membership of 177,307 and the more than 645,000 alumni worldwide.
Penn State Athletics and the College of Ag Sciences are teaming up for the first-ever Celebrate Agriculture Day at the homecoming football game on October 10, 2015. Today, September 4th is the deadline to order discounted tickets.
Celebrate Agriculture Homecoming 2015 t-shirts are available for purchase for a limited time. Show your pride in Penn State's agricultural heritage and order your Celebrate Agriculture t-shirt today! Orders must be placed by August 20 and will be shipped the week of September 14.
Register today for the Alumni Ice Cream Social to get one of these great College of Ag Sciences magnets and enjoy Penn State Creamery ice cream. The ice cream social is Tuesday, August 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during Ag Progress Days.
Seven College of Ag Sciences alumni began their new terms on the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors on July 1, 2015. Congratulations to executive officers Eric Cowden (President), Danadee Miller-Boyle (President-Elect), Lisa Kirby (Financial Secretary) and Directors Mike Flinchbaugh, Duane Norman, Kristin Shust, and Emily Yeiser Stepp.
Eric Cowden, community outreach manager at Marcellus Shale Coalition, has been elected president of the Ag Alumni Society. He is a 2003 Agricultural Science graduate and has an MBA from Delaware Valley. Cowden will serve a two-year term beginning on July 1, 2015 along with two newly elected officers Danadee Miller-Boyle and Lisa Kirby.
For the lumberjacks and lumberjills of Penn State Woodsmen Cub, splinters and calluses are routine. But there's nothing routine about their sport, according team leaders. The "This is Penn State" crew visited the team at a practice about a half-mile north of campus, near the University's Living Filter spray fields.
A special invitation for our alumni to join us for an ice cream social featuring Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream and celebrate 150 years of the Creamery! Alumni will receive a free Berkey Creamery insulated bag compliments of the Ag Alumni Society and will be entered in the Ag Live Tailgate Sweepstakes.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and activities.
Ballots for the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors election must be postmarked by June 30, 2015. Only members of the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society are eligible to vote. Ballots were mailed to members in their Spring/Summer 2015 Penn State AgScience Magazine.
Javier Moreno '07 AEE was recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award in March. This is the highest honor presented to alumni 35 years of age or younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. See Javier's acceptance speech and photos from the award activities.
The Penn State Berkey Creamery is celebrating 150 years of service and will kick off anniversary festivities Sunday, May 24. Memorial Day weekend will mark the launch of a social media contest, allowing fans to select the Creamery’s special anniversary flavor, as well as the unveiling of designs celebrating the sweet occasion.
Pneu-Dart is searching for experienced Ag Alumni to work closely with current channel partners, educational institutions, government agencies and industry associations to thoroughly educate them regarding the benefits and value of Pneu-Dart's products and solutions they provide to the cattle industry.
See some great photos of soon-to-be graduates with family, friends, and Dean Roush from the Spring Graduation Social hosted by the Ag Alumni Society held prior to Commencement on May 10, 2015.