It would be hard to find anyone with more enthusiasm for agriculture than Jean Lonie. The college's new director of student recruitment hopes that zeal rubs off when she talks about the opportunities available in agriculture and related industries.
Then and Now
This year the Berkey Creamery will be celebrating 150 years of creamery operation at Penn State beginning in 1865. Over the years the creamery has been continually changing to meet demands of the University, students, industry, and of course, ice cream lovers everywhere.
Oh! The Places We Go
It’s easy to think that Ag Sciences graduates walk out of the college with degrees in hand and dive right into the worlds of equine or dairy science, animal husbandry, and agribusiness, or land roles with the government in agricultural regulation, but you might be surprised at the other kinds of careers in which some graduates find themselves.
Searching for the Answers
Rick Roush, new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, has a big job ahead of him as he guides the college in the coming weeks, months and years. "Searching for the Answers" will give you an idea of the experience Roush brings to Penn State and a glimpse of how he thinks.
Penn State researchers and extension educators aim to help farmers avoid accidents by focusing on safety. And for good reason -- agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the United States, with the work death rate at seven to eight times more than the all-industry average.
Interview with Michela Centinari
Centinari is assistant professor of viticulture and has expertise in wine grape production, grapevine physiology, and cover crops. Her work helps Pennsylvania wine growers produce high-quality grapes.