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.
A new center focuses on research and practical applications for improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Food safety scientists in the College of Agricultural Sciences use research and education to protect consumers and producers from foodborne pathogen outbreaks.
Penn State’s new UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development shares his vision for building strong communities through education.
A century ago, the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the cooperative extension system, with federal, state, and county governments partnering with land-grant institutions such as Penn State to translate scientific information and share it with those who could put it to use on farms and in communities across the country.
Penn State research helps the mushroom industry turn up the heat on human pathogens.
How a teacher revived student interest in agricultural education.
A new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in the college assists students and faculty members in commercializing their ideas.
Dana James has always been ambitious. In high school while peers were putting in a few local community service hours, she chose to volunteer in Guatemala. She approached her college education with the same above-and-beyond attitude.
Lignin is nature’s plastic. It gives plants the ability to stand tall and to withstand weather, insects, and diseases. But while lignin is useful for plants, it’s an obstacle to humans who want to use cellulose—a type of sugar found in plant cells that is tightly interwoven with lignin—to make biofuels.
The Jordan Soil Fertility Plots were the oldest extensive fertility plots in North America used to determine the best lime and fertilizer conditions for growing crops profitably.
For many crops in Pennsylvania, particularly no-till grain crops, slugs are a serious pest.
Wayne Martenas chronicles the events that led to his becoming an agricultural engineer and executive for a top agricultural equipment manufacturer.
Seven volunteer Master Gardeners share meals from their community garden every week.
While bringing people together through a shared hobby, community gardening teaches food literacy, respect for food, and the challenges of growing it.
Penn State researchers hope to develop an app that can predict where and how quickly the barley yellow dwarf virus will spread in grain fields.
Interview with Rita Graef, Pasto's Museum Curator
People are busy. Life is complicated. Yet, alumni continue to donate time and resources to support the college despite professional and personal commitments. Three alumni explain why they chose to get involved.
Shelley Coneybeer sat down on her bed and cried. The past few months of her life felt like a horror movie. Hundreds of stink bugs invaded her home.