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Dean addresses study-abroad students

Posted: February 2, 2010

Two groups of students preparing for study-abroad trips this spring recently received an overview of the U.S. land-grant system from Bruce McPheron, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Dean Bruce McPheron talks to students, including three at the University of Illinois via videoconference, about the U.S. land-grant system.

Dean Bruce McPheron talks to students, including three at the University of Illinois via videoconference, about the U.S. land-grant system.

McPheron addressed a joint session of International Agriculture 497 (Comparing the United States and French Agricultural Systems) and Agroecology 499 (Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture, and Biodiversity in Brazil). The INTAG 497 class -- including four students from the University of Illinois -- will visit France in May. The AGECO 499 group will make a spring-break trip to Brazil in March.

McPheron, who helps teach the INTAG 497 course, spoke about Penn State's origins as an agricultural college, the importance of agricultural research and how today's land-grant system works.