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 & History Tour to Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
March 25, 2016
Join us on a one-day motor coach trip sponsored by the Ag Alumni Society and the Pasto Agricultural Museum. Step back in time to this authentic crossroads village of historic buildings with costumed guide interpretation, a vast collection of historic agricultural equipment, and ongoing farming based on 1700's and 1800's practices and traditions, using historic breeds of animals and crops authentic to the period.
How are you advocating for agriculture?
March 16, 2016
Amy Shollenberger, '09 Animal Science alumna, volunteered at her Alma Mater, Souderton Area High School, speaking to science classes about 4-H, Extension and careers in agriculture. Email and tell us how you advocate for agriculture.
Pride, Connection and Support of Academic Excellence Remain Strong for Penn State Alumni
February 19, 2016
The Penn State Alumni Association released an update of its national survey of alumni — the fifth such survey commissioned since 2012 — which shows a steady increase in core metrics including pride in and connection to Penn State.
Alumni in the news
February 3, 2016
John-Claude Lacroix said his major and experiences in the College of Agricultural Sciences gave him a great starting point for his success as a food scientist.
Biltmore alumni event on June 18-19, 2016
January 26, 2016
Save-the-date for an alumni event at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC on June 18-19, 2016. This event is in the planning stage and more information including registration will be available soon.
Congratulations recent graduates!
January 26, 2016
Congratulations on your recent graduation and welcome to the alumni ranks. The Ag Alumni Society is here to help you move forward as an alumnus of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and help you stay connected with fellow alumni and your alma mater!
Big Ten Ag Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C. on March 7
January 19, 2016
In the spirit of institutional cooperation, the Big Ten schools with agricultural programs are once again gathering our alumni and friends in the Washington, D.C. area. Join us for a special event at the National Press Club on Tuesday, March 7 and visit with the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Rick Roush and fellow alumni.
Alumni in the News
January 8, 2016
Jody Kull '01 AnBio, Montour County's only mobile veterinarian covers eight counties where she performs routine herd health and reproductive checks, treats sick animals, and performs surgeries on cows, sheep, goats, llama, alpaca, pigs, deer, and elk.
Berkey Creamery and Pennsylvania Farm Show to share anniversary celebrations
January 4, 2016
If you've missed out on the many activities celebrating the Penn State Berkey Creamery's 150th anniversary in 2015, you'll have another chance to participate in "birthday" festivities at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which takes place Jan. 9-16 in Harrisburg.
Berkey Creamery Store to be Closed for Renovations in Early Winter
December 18, 2015
For much of winter break and the beginning of the spring semester, the Berkey Creamery retail store will be closed for major renovations to make shopping in the store a smoother and more enjoyable experience. Customers still can buy creamery ice cream, cheese and other products via the creamery's website at
Ag Live Tailgate 2015 raised more than $38,000 for Students
December 18, 2015
Held on November 21, Ag Live raised more than $38,000 through sponsorships, a live auction and a silent auction. These funds benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship.
Do you recognize any of these alumni?
December 16, 2015
The Alumni Album is found on page 35 of the Fall/Winter 2015 Penn State Ag Science magazine. See what some of our alumni are up to and where they are in the world.
Paul J. Clifford Named 11th Chief Executive of the Penn State Alumni Association and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
December 15, 2015
Paul J. Clifford has been named chief executive officer of the Penn State Alumni Association and associate vice president for alumni relations for the University. He is the Alumni Association’s 11th chief executive in its 145-year history.
Five Inducted into the Armsby Honor Society
December 14, 2015
Five alumni were inducted into the Armsby Honor Society at the annual dinner and ceremony held on October 26 at the Nittany Lion Inn. The Society was created to honor alumni and friends who have demonstrated a commitment to the College of Agricultural Sciences, and to foster their continuing involvement with the college and its alumni.
Outstanding Alumni and Outstanding Recent Alumna Recognized
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.
Student Auctioneer for Ag Live Tailgate
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.
Ag Live Tailgate Doors Open at 8:00 a.m.
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.
Ag Live Tailgate 2015 Gold Sponsors
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.
Breakfast Benefiting Animal Science Alumnus
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.
Cinque Terre and Tuscany Region Tour
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.