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Four clean-water projects from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have been recognized as Regional Projects of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Water Program.

Instead of watching reruns of SpongeBob all summer they can go to 4-H camp—new friends, science experiments, swimming, archery, games, arts and crafts, teamwork, and more

The society will look toward the future this fall when it celebrates its tenth anniversary and inducts new members at a banquet in November.

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are voluntary guidelines established by the FDA and USDA in 1998. They were created with the intent of identifying potentially hazardous situations and taking preventive steps to avoid product contamination altogether, rather than having producers react to problems that occur, which could prove financially disastrous to a farm.

A recent proposal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare the eastern cougar extinct takes on a special significance at Penn State, where the Nittany Lion has been the University’s mascot since 1904. Many wildlife biologists believe that native populations of the big cat were wiped out a century ago.

The Marcellus Education Fact Sheet: Impacts, Opportunities, and Challenges for Marcellus-Related Businesses in Pennsylvania describes issues of Marcellus shale development on businesses in the commonwealth that have intentionally positioned themselves to benefit from the expected increase in economic activities.


People love apples—the tart-tasting ones for cooking or sweeter ones for snacking. The brown marmorated stink bug likes them, too.

Surinder Chopra, associate professor of maize genetics, has been awarded $1 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to research diseases in sorghum.

John Hayes, assistant professor of food science, is studying why people experience bitter foods differently.

An interview with Bruce McPheron, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. McPheron discusses the challenges and issues related to a dramatic cut in state funding support.

I was at the Mushroom Research Center photographing Dan Royse, professor of plant pathology, in an environment remarkably similar to one I had photographed him in 20 years earlier.

A few words with Kristen Saacke Blunk, director of the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center and senior extension associate.

Ag Alumni Society members help mentor students to success through the Mentoring Workshop. This is the story of Catherine Claxton.

Through international study and collaboration, faculty, staff, and students in the college help solve society's pressing problems.

The College of Agricultural Sciences works to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset among students, faculty members, and the community.

An old photograph stimulates a brief look at how research has changed the risk of and the way agriculture uses pesticides.

Man holding mosquito net over children

A team of social scientists lead by Jill Findeis and Rachel Smith is working with researchers understand economic, communication, and social forces influencing whether people will actually make use of discoveries made possible through research.

Stink bug

In warm weather homes and orchards across Pennsylvania are battling the brown marmorated stink bug, the latest invasive insect to find its way into the United States from Asia. We’ve created a primer with reminders of what you can do to battle the bug.

Samantha Pedder

Teaching and learning may begin in the classroom, but senior wildlife and fisheries science major Samantha Pedder is an example of how activity outside the classroom expands the college experience.

Malaria testing

What do you know about the effects of malaria around the world? These fast facts will give you an idea of the scope of the problem.