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.

College of Ag Sciences 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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

June 9, 2015

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and activities.

June 9, 2015

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.

June 9, 2015

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.

Image: Michelle Bixby
May 19, 2015

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.

May 19, 2015

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.

May 11, 2015

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.

Amy Kraus
May 8, 2015

Amy Kraus, an animal science major from Aliquippa, Pa. has been recognized with the 2015 Outstanding Senior Award. This award, sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society and the Coaly Society, honors the senior who best balances outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and communication skills.

May 8, 2015

The Ag Alumni Society recognized Morgan Robins with the Outstanding Golf Course Turfgrass Management Student Award, a two-year professional certificate program, and Aaron Lewis with the Outstanding Forest Technology Student Award, a two-year academic major offered at Penn State Mont Alto.

April 21, 2015

Reserve your spot on the Coaches Caravan today -- space is limited! Meet Penn State head football coach James Franklin, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour and other Penn State head coaches this May when the Coaches Caravan travels throughout Pennsylvania and the Northeast.

April 20, 2015

Graduating seniors, you are invited to a University-wide senior send-off on Thursday, April 23 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center from 1-5pm for food, live entertainment, activities, and to celebrate your accomplishments. Visit the Ag Alumni Society display table for your complimentary gift and to learn about the alumni society.

April 15, 2015

View photos from the first Ag & History Tour held on April 11. A one-day motor coach trip to the National Museum of the American Coverlet, the Somerset Historical Center, and the Jean Bonnet Tavern hosted by the Ag Alumni Society and the Pasto Agricultural Museum.

March 13, 2015

We are looking for alumni volunteers. Giving back to your Alma Mater can mean a variety of things to each alumni -- speaking in a class, engaging alumni or collaborating with board members to plan alumni and student events. The next committee meeting is scheduled for April 25, 2015 and includes a working lunch.

March 13, 2015

Olivia Francois, Graduate Assistant for Recruitment along with two undergraduate students, Alyssa Maxwell and Molly Cashman attended the Big Ten Ag Alumni Reception and participated in meetings with the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET). CARET is a national grassroots organization that is a part of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). They also had a unique opportunity to network with alumni in Washington, D.C.

March 12, 2015

Javier Moreno, 2007 Ag and Extension Education is one of 12 prominent alumni, 35 years of age and younger to be recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award by the Penn State Alumni Association. He is manager of external affairs and communications for Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

March 10, 2015

Alyssa Maxwell, Alumni Relations Intern and junior majoring in Animal Science is spending spring break in Costa Rica learning about Rural Development. Check out the class blog and see what the students are learning in Community Environment and Development 499.