Experience Ag Sciences
Sara Getson came to Penn State and developed an unexpected academic passion -- fungi.
“Urban agriculture” isn’t a well-known concept, but Sara Touey plans to change that.
“Engineering is a field that brings you challenges every day, and I love challenges. Constantly learning new skills and knowledge is really important to me,” said Lauren Oeste.
Switching majors in college is not unusual, but Morgan Lingle followed an unusual path. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology before she began pursuing her interests in plants professionally.
The son of a third-generation farmer, Tyrel Kling was raised on nearly 700 acres in New Columbia, Pennsylvania. Growing up, he was very involved in the family’s beef, poultry and grain operations.
Is there a better place for a summer vacation than Hawaii? After spending 12 weeks on the island of Maui interning with Monsanto, Nettie Baugher doesn't think so.
Though she graduated this past May with a degree in Animal Science, Caitlyn Pool’s education began years ago, at home with her father as her teacher.
Plant Science majors Casey Baxter and Mikaela Hermstedt may know all there is to know about the Irish potato famine.
Urban blight in the western Pennsylvania city of New Castle is the focus of Chase Palmer's internship. The rising Penn State junior, double-majoring in Community, Environment, and Development and Geography, will spend the summer both looking back at the Lawrence County community's past, and looking ahead to its future.
Karoline Kent, last year’s president of the 4-H State Council, had a seamless transition from high school into her college career.
What do farms, feminism and the future all have in common? Hattie Henderson knows the answer. With her interests in incorporating new techniques in the farm industry, she is changing what it means to be a female farmer.
A small group of students and faculty from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences visited Spain over spring break to explore the country's poultry industry and culture.
Studying to become a veterinarian and playing for the varsity soccer team sounds like a lot to handle, but Antoinette Chase has it covered. Now a senior, she balanced academic and athletic life at Penn State for the past four years.
In a remote Icelandic village, Sara Prizzi hiked with her classmates on a glacial outcropping. All around her, hundreds of tiny waterfalls cascaded down the sheep-dotted mountains, headed for the central river that led to the ocean.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Brett Abele thought of that well known quote from Margaret Mead often during his time in Africa.
Most people get to tour a brewery only once or twice in their lives. Fall 2015 graduate Andrew Glass goes to a brewery most days -- brewing beer is his livelihood.
One might think that balancing demanding studies and a high-profile, sport-related activity is difficult, but senior Plant Science major Rychele Stipcak, in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has mostly made it look easy.
Olivia Murphy-Sweet was alone when she ventured into San Jose Succotz, a rural village in the Central American country of Belize.
A student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is among 100 "visionaries" being honored nationally through the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives search.
Senior Animal Science major Elizabeth Palmer learned a lot about livestock and cattle through her internship with the United States Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska.