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October 17, 2013

Learn the story of Project Peanut Butter, a social entrepreneurial venture to address malnutrition for children in Africa when founder Dr. Mark Manary speaks on the Penn State campus Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Fengchun Yang keeps his population of black soldier flies moist, happy and continuously reproducing as he tests their potential as a protein source in chicken feed at a Penn State greenhouse.
October 4, 2013

Senior Fengchun Yang taught himself how to sustain a population of black soldier flies. But his work may lead to even bigger market and solution: use of the larvae as a protein source in poultry feed.

September 13, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Four research projects with high potential for technology commercialization have received grants through a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences program designed to spur innovation. The college's Research Applications for Innovation Grants -- known as RAIN Grants -- provide financial support that enables researchers in the college to realize the commercial potential of ongoing research projects.

August 22, 2013

Food and Bio-Innovation is one of five areas of emphasis in a newly created Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) — a 'great mechanism to bring students' ideas to life'

The Interseeder saves money, and improves yield
June 13, 2013

Congratulations to Corey Dillon and Chris Houser and the Interseeder Technologies team for their commercialization plan that won a $7,500 TechCelerator Award Tuesday, June 11.

Earl ('61) and Kay Harbaugh
June 6, 2013

Earl and Kay Harbaugh consistently and generously support the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

The GreenTowers team at work on its prototype.
May 20, 2013

How can a small urban space produce a lot of fresh vegetables? By standing conventional wisdom on its head and a shipping container on its end.

Hans Vriens, Hershey innovation executive and former executive at Red Bull-USA speaks April 9 at the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Forum
March 29, 2013

Hershey’s Innovation Chief and former Red Bull-USA executive Hans Vriens to speak at Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Forum, April 9.

March 29, 2013

How do you describe your business vision in 60 seconds or less? Student business teams did just that to earn seed money at AG-60, 2013.

March 28, 2013

The 2013 Harbaugh Forum on Entrepreneurship features former Red Bull-USA executive Hans Vriens April 9.

AG60 Entrepreneurship Competition
March 8, 2013

We are now accepting 60-second video presentations for the AG-60 student entrepreneurship competition for a chance to win $200.

Team Green Towers
November 16, 2012

Congratulations to the student teams Green Towers and Self-Sustained Protein Cycle for winning the $5,000 first and the $1,000 second place prizes in the 2012 Ag Springboard Competition.

November 2, 2012

Guidelines for the first round of video submissions for all teams in the 2012 Ag Springboard Competition. Submissions are due on November 5, 2012 at 11:55 pm.

Melissa & Kenya
May 4, 2012

From a young age, Melissa Miller has had a passion for helping those in need. In true entrepreneurial fashion she took advantage of her agricultural background to create a sustainable solution.

April 16, 2012

Woody Wilson was one of many participants in the 2011 College of Agricultural Sciences Springboard Competition who viewed the competition beyond a simple submission. Wilson, a senior, who will graduate in May 2012 with a degree in agriculture, created an entire professional business plan for the competition that quickly turned into a full-fledged business that he plans to manage after graduation.

March 20, 2012

Come join us for the Spring 2012 Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Forum that will be held on April 2nd at 4:15 p.m. in 101 ASI. All students are welcome to attend. Keith Masser, CEO of Sterman Masser, Inc., will discuss his entrepreneurial journey.

March 14, 2012

Curious to see what the fall 2011 Ag Springboard contestants are doing? Here is our first story in our Ag Springboard 2011 follow-up series.