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Since the inception of the endowment in 1971, the society has awarded more than $281,000 in scholarships benefiting 327 students.

John Ewing is an assistant professor of agricultural and extension education and received his award from the Ag Alumni Society at spring commencement.

The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor presented to select alumni by the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Ag Alumni Society.

Join 31,000 alumni across the country through the Ag Alumni Society blog for news, updates, and more.

A one-day mentoring workshop provides an opportunity for students to meet and learn from accomplished alumni in their field of interest.

Join us at the Ag Arena with hundreds of ag alumni and friends before the Penn State/Nebraska football game.

The college will lead a nationwide network to monitor and maintain honey bee health as part of the Bee Informed Partnership, a five-year, $5 million program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture with partners throughout the country.

Denise Gardner, a sensory scientist for Vinquiry Enartis in Windsor, California, is the college’s new extension enologist to support Pennsylvania’s wine industry.

Sarah Caldwell (’11 Ag BM, left) and Sarah Wickard (’11 AnSci) led students in organizing the third annual Ag Day event held near the Berkey Creamery.

Growing up on a small farm in Snyder County, Terri Woodling was no stranger to agriculture, but she never associated it with math and statistics. After two internships with the National Agricultural Statistics Service, she has a new appreciation for the calculations behind farming.

Every summer and fall students anywhere in the world have the opportunity to take AN SC 497B: Companion Animal Behavior online through World Campus. This online course is so popular that it always has a waiting list.

This fall students will have the chance to win $5,000 by competing in the Ag Business Springboard Competition—part of the college’s entrepreneurship initiative.

Amanda Miller, Environmental Resource Management major, spent last spring studying marine science in Australia.

Genomics applies to structure, function, and mapping of entire DNA sequences of organisms, which carry all their genetic information. Few genomic resources are available for the hardwood species in eastern forests. John Carlson has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research program.

Gary Thompson joins the college as the new director of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station.


Penn State researchers need help from growers, nursery operators, and homeowners to enhance their understanding of stink bugs.

Tracy Hoover, professor and head of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, has been appointed interim associate dean for undergraduate education.