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Experience Ag Sciences. Follow our students as they study abroad, complete internships, conduct research, and start exciting careers.
June 1, 2012

Jessica Preston loves to travel, and she wanted to study abroad. Originally she had hoped to go to Australia, but she ended up choosing to visit Kenya and Tanzania instead, focusing on wildlife management and conservation. ...

May 18, 2012

Even though he often missed a few hours of volleyball practice a week due to academic class requirements -- an unusual exception not granted to most players -- Penn State outside hitter Joe Sunder was on top of his game both on and off the court. ...

May 1, 2012

Jan. 10 was like any other Tuesday at the Penn State Meats Lab, where animals raised on the University's farms are brought to harvest and processed, with the finished products available for sale on Friday. ...

April 20, 2012

Looking to narrow her focus as an Environmental Resource Management major, Penn State senior Lisa Boudeman decided to spend last summer getting hands-on experience with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. The Danville, Pa., native interned at USDA's Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Laboratory on the ...

April 5, 2012

Though most Penn State students were happy about the mild winter, three Environmental Resource Management majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences were not. ...

March 30, 2012

There was a time not so long ago when virtually every college student desiring a career in wildlife management was focused on the outdoors because he or she was a hunter. But that's not true today, so to combat this lack of knowledge, Gary San Julian, professor emeritus of wildlife resources, helped create a program in which students could learn ...

March 24, 2012

Amy Hinkle had her first entrepreneurial encounter with flowers when she was 11 years old, selling them at her local farmers market in Columbus, Ohio. ...

March 14, 2012

Students spend years going to class and doing countless hours of homework, pursuing degrees that seemingly will define their career paths. In between the shuffle of changing majors, finding internships and dealing with a struggling economy, many are left wondering what to do after graduation. ...

February 23, 2012

Eric Johnson spent three months last summer as a wildlife intern in North Carolina, working with the Bald Head Island Conservancy, handling a wide variety of fascinating duties...

February 15, 2012

While many college students spend the summer months working in their old seasonal jobs or interning in an office, Penn State junior Liz Walker had a unique summer experience on an alpaca farm as part of a once-in-a-lifetime internship. ...