Share

2017

Would You Eat Crickets?
August 29, 2017
Penn State food science graduate students are creating a new pasta fortified with cricket flour. They talked up the advantages of eating crickets and their new Bold Foods brand with visitors to Ag Progress Days.
Pest-Killing Wood Treatment Invention Wins $75,000 to Reach Market
August 22, 2017
Entomologist Dr. Kelli Hoover and Wood Products Professor Dr. John Janowiak invented a fast and new pest-killing treatment for wood to prevent destruction from pests like emerald ash borer.
Video: New Tomato for Pennsylvania wins $75,000 to Reach Market
August 22, 2017
Penn State Plant Geneticist Dr. Majid Foolad is developing new tomato varieties. He won a $75,000 research commercialization grant from the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences to bring the new varieties to market.
New Tomato Variety and Pest-killing Wood Treatment Each Win $75,000
August 21, 2017
RAIN grants from the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program help move discoveries from the lab to the marketplace
Video: Dr. Nina Jenkins on Nontoxic Bedbug Killer
August 3, 2017
Dr. Nina Jenkins, an entomologist at the College of Agricultural Sciences, and her team discovered a biopesticide that kills bedbugs. The company registered Aprehend with the EPA and will soon bring it to market.
Penn State teams excel in food science competitions
July 12, 2017
Three teams of food science students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences came out on top in national product-development competitions and a trivia bowl in June.
Failure is OK
April 14, 2017
Risk. Fail. Pivot. Repeat. Todd Erdley, co-founder and CEO of Videon, advises student entrepreneurs.
Cricket-Fortified Pasta Pitch Wins $7,500 Ag Springboard Top Prize
April 14, 2017
A team of food science graduate students won the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest and $7,500 grand prize Thursday after pitching and serving judges pasta made with cricket flour.
Little Farm Pitches a New Farm to Consumer Model
April 13, 2017
Hui Wang and Jiayi Wang plan to use edutainment videos on social media platforms native to China to help connect family farms with urban consumers
Pasta 2050 Pitches Pasta Fortified with Cricket Protein
April 13, 2017
They hope to help consumers warm up to crickets as a protein source
Videon Founder & CEO Todd Erdley to Keynote Ag Springboard Thursday
April 9, 2017
Todd Erdley, local technology entrepreneur and champion of economic growth, will speak Thursday during the awards banquet for the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest.
Final Five Teams Polish their Pitches
April 7, 2017
Five student teams will live-pitch their new business concepts to judges April 13, in hopes of winning $7,500 during the final round of the 2017 Ag Springboard competition.
'Be bold. Be flexible. Share your ideas.'
March 28, 2017
One idea to build a vertical farming project led to an Ag Springboard team. Then a win. Then a company. GreenTowers' co-founders share how they unleashed their creativity and momentum.
The Warchest Project
February 22, 2017
Meet two agricultural sciences students pitching their idea to repurpose military ammo cans into tailgating gear.
Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone
February 21, 2017
To grow, you must challenge yourself.
Make it Happen in 2017 with Ag Springboard
January 11, 2017
This spring, one student team will win $7,500 at Ag Springboard to help launch a great idea in the agricultural sciences.