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.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell C. Redding honored as Alumni Fellow
October 23, 2015
Russell C. Redding '82 Ag Ed, '99g Ag and Ext Ed was honored along with eighteen Penn State alumni for their outstanding professional accomplishments with the University Alumni Fellow Award on October 21, 2015.
Celebrate Agriculture Football Gameday 2015 Sponsors
October 23, 2015
Rick Roush, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding accepting an $8,000 check for the Ag Alumni Society Endowed Trustee Student Scholarship from Celebrate Agriculture Day and Ag Live Tailgate Sponsors; Idahoan; Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association; Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association; and the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council.
Photos from the 2015 Homecoming Parade
October 19, 2015
The Ag Alumni Society and the Ag Advocate Student Organization teamed-up on Homecoming to represent the College in the Parade with a two-horse hitch from Spring Mount Percherons. We highlighted the University's heritage as the "Penn State Farmers High School" with Penn State's original name and colors.
Celebrate Agriculture Football Game 2015 - Holding the American Flag
October 19, 2015
College of Agriculture Sciences alumni and friends kicked off the inaugural Penn State Celebrate Agriculture football game on Homecoming, October 10 by holding the American Flag during the signing of the National Anthem.
Photos from the 2015 Celebrate Agriculture Football Game
October 19, 2015
Almost 100 alumni and friends joined the College of Ag Sciences on the field before or after the game in support of the inaugural Celebrate Agriculture Day.
2015 Mentoring Workshop - Registration Open
September 22, 2015
Registration is open for the Mentoring Workshop on October 6 sponsored by the Ag Alumni Society. This is a great opportunity for students to prepare for Ag Career Day and learn about interviewing, resume writing, professional etiquette, LinkedIn, and how to get the most out of the career fair from alumni and accomplished leaders in the agriculture industry. Students can also register for a complimentary head and shoulders photograph and a four-course etiquette dinner.
Alumnus named new Chief Operating Officer of top Ag Public Affairs Firm
September 4, 2015
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.
Teach Ag! Society to sponsor a national speaker
September 4, 2015
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.
Ag Progress Days Alumni Ice Cream Social Photos
September 4, 2015
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.
Share your pictures with us
September 4, 2015
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.
Nominate Fellow Alumni for Board of Director and Committee Member Positions
September 3, 2015
The Ag Alumni Society Nominating Committee would like to have your input on potential candidates for board of director positions and committee member positions.
Penn State Alumni Association Impact Report
August 5, 2015
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.
LAST DAY TO ORDER - Celebrate Agriculture Discounted Football Tickets
August 1, 2015
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 T-shirt Sale
July 31, 2015
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.
Join us at the Alumni Ice Cream Social to get one of these great magnets!
July 17, 2015
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.
2015 Ag Alumni Society Elections Announced
July 16, 2015
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 elected Ag Alumni Society President
July 9, 2015
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.
'This is Penn State' looks at the lumberjacks/jills who are a cut above the rest
July 7, 2015
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.
APD Alumni Ice Cream Social
June 9, 2015
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.
Upcoming events for alumni and friends
June 9, 2015
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and activities.