Interdisciplinary research helps faculty members in the college tackle big questions.
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is enforcing food safety activities through its new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
It's no longer just about the food. Interest in producing and consuming locally sourced fermented beverages--from wine to beer to hard cider to spirits--is growing throughout Pennsylvania, and Penn State Extension is providing educational support to both emerging and established businesses in the industry.
How the 150-year-old Penn State institution helped build a global industry.
Researchers and extension educators in the college take aim at the latest outbreak.
Taking on the rising problem of stormwater runoff.
Penn State Extension experts say the market is wide open for enterprising apple growers or ag entreprenuers looking to expand into the hard cider market.
Penn State researchers and extension educators rapidly respond to the threat of a potential invasive species.
After 50 years, members of the Penn State Stockmen’s Club continue to support the Department of Animal Science.
Staff and volunteers of the Center for Private Forests help Pennsylvania’s landowners conserve forests for generations to come.
Crowdsourcing Plant Knowledge
Our researchers explain what science reveals about GMOs—both the benefits and the risks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While the story of women in agricultural sciences today is one of rapidly growing opportunity, that wasn’t always the case.
Three students learn valuable lessons as interns of PennAg Industries at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show.