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Agricultural and Extension Education

The College of Agricultural Sciences' Ag Career Day is an event designed to bring students and the companies that need them together. For recent graduate Laura Elberth, last year's event led to a full-time job with one of Pennsylvania's oldest employers -- the Henry F. Michell Co.

Jena Moser, shown here straddling the Earth's imaginary dividing line, traveled to Kenya through a Community, Environment, and Development class that stayed for three weeks. But she stayed three months.

After spending three months in Africa, Jenna Moser was disturbed by the way Kenyans viewed agriculture, believing that it consists only of farming and that it is a "poor man's job."

Megan Draper, Matt Freeman, Kara Morgan and Ryan Patrick are among the "incredibly impressive" Penn State undergraduate students featured by BusinessInsider.com in its "Impressive Students" series.

In the classroom and laboratory, performing on the field — or in it, doing world-class research and altruistic service around the globe — these Penn State students represent just a small fraction of what is "incredibly impressive" about our University.

Teach Ag! Society students had many experiences to remember during their trip learning about agricultural education in the Southwest, but this volleyball game at a barbeque on a Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona stands out.

As part a newly formed organization, student members of the Teach Ag! Society in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences were not sure what to expect when they chose to do a domestic study-abroad trip to Arizona. But over the course of eight days, 1,500 miles, six agriscience-education programs and three national parks, they found more than they were looking for.

Ever since she was little, Jeanette Blank dreamed about traveling to Australia. After years of dreaming, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences helped her get there at last. When she finally arrived, she was determined to learn as much as she could and take any opportunity presented to her. "Before I left on the trip, someone told me ...

Allison Hoover didn't quite know what she was getting herself into last spring when she traveled to Costa Rica with Penn State's Spanish for Agricultural Sciences program. The Agricultural and Extension Education major went with 10 other Penn State students to the city of Turrialba to learn the Spanish language and explore the diverse agriculture ...

From his family's farm to the classroom, Doug Masser's life has been all about agriculture. ...

Jenna Moser had a pretty good idea of what to expect when she arrived in India for her two-month-long internship last summer -- she had done some research on the standard of living in parts of the country -- but still she found herself unprepared for the squalid conditions she would witness....

On weekdays, John Siefert's day begins at 7 a.m. He has to feed the animals, prepare labs and answer e-mails. No, Siefert isn't a farmer, or a researcher. He's a teacher at Conrad Weiser High School in Berks County, Pennsylvania....

Lauren Rusert has always been an athlete, but after years of softball, soccer, cross-country running and even men's wrestling, she decided to try something new. Now a senior majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education, Rusert showed up for Penn State women's rugby Rookie Day during the fall of her freshman year to check out the team....