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.

Ag Live Tailgate - Student Perspective
February 2, 2013
One question that I ask quite often to Ag Alumni is to share their favorite Penn State memory. They usually respond by saying a club or organization they were involved with or a favorite place on or off campus. If someone were to ask me that same exact question, my response would be the Ag Live Tailgate event during my junior year in college.
Pasto Agricultural Museum Connects our Agricultural Past to the Present with Tours, Programs, Demonstrations, and Hands-on Exhibits!
January 7, 2013
The museum has about 1,300 rare and unusual farm and household items dating from 4,000 BC to the 1940s.
A Special Urban Agriculture Festival for Penn State Alumni
December 21, 2012
Come experience what Penn State's legendary Extension program does in and for the City of Philadelphia - growing food, teaching families how to eat well and be good parents, involving kids in fun and healthy activities. Save-the-date: April 27, 2013
Ag Alumni Profile - John Burket '87 DAIRY PROD
December 15, 2012
John Burket, owner of Burket Falls Farm, does more than milk dairy cows for a living. A 1987 Dairy Production alumnus, Burket travels worldwide to judge dairy cattle.
Ag Alumni in the Classroom - Andrew Herr '07 AN SC
December 14, 2012
Not only is Andrew Herr passionate about his career in the poultry industry, but also about his contributions working with Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc as the Business Development Manager. As a recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Recent Alumni award, Herr is well deserving of this honor as he has experienced a lifetime of career entities.
The Big Ten Network
December 11, 2012
The Big Ten Network (BTN) is surveying members of the agriculture community with ties to Big Ten schools on their television viewing habits in general and of the Big Ten Network in particular. The survey is brief and should take no more than five minutes to complete.
Ag Live Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Sixth Consecutive Year
December 10, 2012
Ag Live 2012 held on November 24, raised more than $35,000 exceeding last year's proceeds by $10,000 and this year's goal by $5,000. Proceeds directly benefit the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society's student scholarships, internship awards, and other student and alumni programs.
Agriculture Future of America Leadership Conference -- Student Perspective
December 6, 2012
From November 1-4, I spent four days in Kansas City, Missouri for the Agriculture Future of America Leadership Conference. Being selected out of the top 550 student agricultural leaders in the U.S., I was honored to attend the conference as an Ag Advocate and as a student leader in the College of Agricultural Sciences with five fellow Penn Staters. Little did I know, it would be one of the most inspirational experiences of my life and I would meet so many outstanding Ag Alumni along the way.
Alumni Honored with Outstanding Alumni Award
December 1, 2012
On November 19, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences honored five graduates with the Outstanding Alumni Award and one alumnus with the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. The award recognizes alumni for their achievements and provides opportunities for recipients to interact with the college's faculty, students and other alumni.
Dr. MeeCee Baker participated in a luncheon with students
November 30, 2012
On Friday November 9, 2012, the Ag Alumni Society invited Dr. MeeCee Baker '82, '94 Ph.D. Ag Education and five students to speak on her career path and journey in agriculture. While studying at Penn State, Baker credits her professors encouraging her to pursue education to teach agriculture in the classroom.
Ag Alumni in the Classroom - Kirk Sattazahn '94 AG BM
November 30, 2012
One would say that Kirk Sattazahn is a busy guy. Sattazahn was born into the dairy business, coming from a family that managed their own farm. He had to make a choice between taking over the family dairy farm or continuing his education. He choose Agribusiness Management and graduated with a B.S. in 1994 and now is the Director of Marketing with Select Sire Power.
Check-out the Ag Live Catalog
November 20, 2012
View the official Ag Live catalog and see all the exciting things the Ag Alumni Society has planned for you! Highlights include the program, sponsors, student clubs and organizations, silent auction items, and live auction items!
Going to Lincoln for the Penn State vs. Nebraska Football Game?
November 8, 2012
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences alumni and friends are invited to the University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources tailgate on November 10 from 10:30am-2:30pm.
Remember strolling under the Penn State Elms while the Old Main bells chimed?
November 2, 2012
Join us at Ag Live on November 24, and bid on a Penn State Elms Collection Penn State Mantel Clock and bring the sound of Old Main into your home.
Ag Live Gold Sponsor - Giorgio Foods Inc.
November 2, 2012
Giorgio Foods Inc. has joined the Ag Live tailgate as a GOLD sponsor helping the Ag Alumni Society raise funds for student scholarships, internships, and student/alumni programming. The Ag Live tailgate will be held on Saturday, November 24 prior to the Penn State vs. Wisconsin football game.
Ag Live Blue Sponsors
October 26, 2012
The Ag Alumni Society would like to offer a special thank you to the Ag Live Blue Sponsors: Alltech, Knouse Foods, Oakshire Mushroom Farm and Alumnus Dan Loughner. Their generous support will help us meet our $30,000 fundraising goal benefiting the ag alumni society's scholarship, internship award and alumni and student programming.
Food Science Alumnus Recognized with University Award
October 26, 2012
Tawfik Y. Sharkasi '84 Ph.D., Vice President of Innovation for the Asia Pacific Region of the William Wrigley Jr. Company was one of 19 alumni recognized with 2012 Alumni Fellow Award.
Surprise Visit
October 19, 2012
Hilary Peterson '09 Food Science and her sister Sarah Peterson '11 Immunology and Infectious Disease and former Alumni Relations Intern made a surprise visit to the Alumni Relations Office today while on campus visiting their brother Daniel Peterson, a current College of Ag Sciences student.
Ag Alumni in the Classroom - Keith Walker '80 AG BM and Emily Zimmerman '04 AN SC '05g AN SC
October 4, 2012
Keith Walker '80 Agribusiness Management and Emily Zimmerman '04, '05g Animal Sciences talked about their careers in the agricultural finance field for the Careers in Animal Science class.
Ag Alumni Profile - Merl Filler '56 W U
October 3, 2012
Merl Filler is not your average fire fighter. He is a smoke jumper; a highly skilled and trained individual who parachutes from a plane into deep forests to extinguish threatening wildfires. Inspired by the wonders of Pennsylvania forests, Merl Filler chose Wood Utilization at Penn State. He has extensive experience in forestry and its various pathways.