PlantVillage solves crop problems around the globe
October 20, 2014
Farmers around the world, like these in India, increasingly use mobile devices for information to help them grow food, a trend that PlantVillage developers are capitalizing on.
Student Stories: growing pains -- student researches moringa tree in Haiti
October 17, 2014
A good day for most people does not begin with waking up in a cinder block room in an orphanage in Haiti, but as senior Cara McDonald can tell you, rewarding experiences do not discriminate. They pop up in unexpected places, are often the product of hard work, and allow for continued benefits for a long time -- much like the moringa tree.
Penn State Student Ambassadors at World Food Prize
October 16, 2014
Five Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences students attend World Food Prize events in Des Moines, Iowa.
Horticulture professor to speak at World Food Prize event in Iowa on Oct. 16
October 15, 2014
Siela Maximova, senior scientist and professor of horticulture in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will speak Oct. 16 at a side event at the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa, the annual symposium at which the World Food Prize is awarded.
Student Stories: Globetrotter -- Biological Engineering major travels to do good
October 7, 2014
Kelsey Czyzyk, senior in biological engineering, researches options for building affordable greenhouses to increase food security in developing countries.