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November 8, 2017

Aaron Blakney always had an interest in studying — and advocating for — the environment, but he was initially concerned he wouldn’t have enough of a human impact if he went down that particular path.

November 7, 2017

"I can honestly say it would have been easier for me to climb out of a 100-foot well, though I would not have learned nearly as much."

November 7, 2017

"When we get together this year, it will be 51 years in a row," said Thomas Mischen, of Gibsonia, a 1970 graduate of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

November 1, 2017

Sterman Masser, Pennsylvania's largest potato producer, knows consumers aren't reaching for 5- and 10-pound bags of raw potatoes like they used to. Growing its business means adding more new and convenient products, so the company is eyeing a new spot in the grocery store's produce department: the ready-to-eat, precut fruits and vegetables section.

October 31, 2017

Four new Fulbright Scholars, who arrived at the College of Agricultural Sciences in August, are looking to economics, sociology, and soil and plant science research for ways to put Colombia at the forefront of the world's cacao production. Under the guidance of faculty at Penn State, they will attempt to tackle some of the country's most pervasive issues, from education to production challenges and corruption.

October 10, 2017

Not every Penn State student can say her research has taken her halfway across the globe, but senior Emily Seiger can. The Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, native spent three weeks in Bangladesh conducting research related to food safety and hygiene practices.

October 9, 2017

Five students enrolled in College of Agricultural Sciences programs will represent Penn State at the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue, one of the events planned during the annual World Food Prize International Symposium, Oct. 18-20 in Des Moines, Iowa.

October 9, 2017

The Graduate School at Penn State is pleased to host 15 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award recipients for the 2017-18 academic year.

October 9, 2017

Kelli Herr had an amazing summer. The Haymarket, Virginia, native spent her break a long way from home in Thulo Pakhar, Nepal. She worked with a group called All Hands Volunteers, a U.S.-based nonprofit disaster relief organization. A close friend of Herr’s, who had previously done research and traveled in Nepal, told her about the All Hands organization.

October 9, 2017

Senior Kayli Kumanchik credits her internship success to Ag Sciences Career Day. “If it wasn’t for the opportunities I got there, I never would have had the chance to do my internship.”

September 22, 2017

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will host its annual Ag Sciences Career Day on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The event draws nearly 200 exhibitors, recruiters and academic program representatives from agricultural and related industries annually.

September 18, 2017

While it was snowing at University Park, State College native and sixth-year student Laura Reese spent her spring semester in sunny Cape Canaveral, Florida, working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

August 28, 2017

Alex Barna, a junior from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has known that he wanted to be a doctor since the 7th grade. He came to Penn State with an interest in microbiology but discovered an opportunity to distinguish himself from other pre-med students in the College of Agricultural Sciences' immunology and infectious disease major.