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.

(L-R) Ferree, Rexford, Briczinski (Outstanding Recent Alumna) and Heilman
December 14, 2015

Four alumni were recognized for their achievements with the College Outstanding Alumni Award. Named Outstanding Alumni were David C. Ferree, of Centre Hall; Robert D. Heilman, of Henrico, Virginia; and Kenton D. Rexford, of Glenshaw. Beth Panko Briczinski, of Annandale, Virginia, was named Outstanding Recent Alumna, an award that honors alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years.

November 16, 2015

For the first time ever, the auctioneer at the Ag Live Tailgate will be a Penn State College of Ag Sciences student. Chris MacCauley, a senior majoring in Agribusiness Management from Atglen, PA will be the Ag Live auctioneer. Proceeds from the Live and Silent auctions support the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship.

November 16, 2015

Kick-off for the Penn State vs. Michigan game this Saturday has been set for Noon which means the Ag Live Tailgate doors will officially open at 8:00 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:30 a.m.

November 12, 2015

Thank you 2015 Ag Live Tailgate Gold Sponsors for your generous support! Sponsor proceeds directly benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship. Gold Sponsors include Giorgio Foods, Inc, Idahoan, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council, and Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association.

Evan Yoder with his family at 2014 College of Ag Sciences Spring Comencement
November 4, 2015

2014 graduate in Animal Science, Evan Yoder, was involved in a accident and the Penn State Dairy Science club is hosting a breakfast before the Nittany Lion Fall Classic sale on November 14 to benefit Evan and his family.

October 23, 2015

Join alumni and friends of the College of Ag Sciences and discover breathtaking coastal villages, dramatic terraced cliffs draped in vineyards, and admire the magnificent turquoise water of the Mediterranean in the Cinque Terre; then travel to Tuscany to experience Italy's most beautiful villages, landscapes, food, and culture on the Cinque Terre and Tuscany Region Tour.

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.

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.

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.

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.