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Agribusiness

Penn State agribusiness management students observe a potato production line during a tour of a processing facility at Sterman Masser Potato Farms.

Sterman Masser, Pennsylvania's largest potato producer, knows consumers aren't reaching for 5- and 10-pound bags of raw potatoes like they used to, and growing its business means developing new value-added products. So students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are working on finding solutions to this market challenge.

Stephanie Roscinski, a 2011 Penn State graduate, is employed as an industry communications manager at Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, where she puts her degree in agribusiness management to good use. 

Since she was a kid growing up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Stephanie Roscinski has had a particular fondness for dairy animals.

Stephanie Beeman always has had a passion for agriculture, and she's not afraid to travel to experience it. ...

What makes someone an adult student? For Centrice Martin, it was when her daughter, Mavalynn, was born. According to Penn State policy, adult students are those age 24 or older or who are considered independent and have at least one child to support....

While many Penn State students traded in the tedious, academic demands of spring semester for the fun-filled days of summer vacation, Morgan Firestine, an agribusiness management major in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, immersed herself in the research, customer service and business aspects of GROWMARK during her summer internship....

While many students believe fruits and vegetables come from the grocery store, Brandon Allison, who graduated from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in 2007 with an Agribusiness Management degree, investigated the dynamics of fruit and vegetable production during an undergraduate internship with Seedway in 2006....

Growing up on a fruit and vegetable farm in Brookville, Pa., Becky Seigworth spent most of her time working at the family retail market where she developed a love of agriculture. But an internship in Ireland opened up a world of opportunities for the recent graduate from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences....