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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.

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.

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.

Previous Mentoring Workshop Presenters, Lisa Kirby (Ag Bus Mgmt) and Andy Hernisen (Food Science)
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.