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Experience Ag Sciences. Follow our students as they study abroad, complete internships, conduct research, and start exciting careers.
July 13, 2011

When recent Penn State graduate Mary Susan Sherman applied for several internships through the National Park Service, she never dreamed she would co-develop the foundation for an Alaska-based weed-management program. Last summer, Sherman -- who now holds a degree in Environmental Resource Management from the College of Agricultural Sciences -- and ...

July 6, 2011

It is a time-honored tradition for winery workers to grow a beard during the grape-harvest season. Zach Evanitsky, who graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences this spring with a degree in Food Science, followed this practice while interning with Mazza Vineyards, near Lake Erie in North East, Pa....

June 13, 2011

As college upperclassmen and recent graduates eye an uncertain job market, many are looking for an edge that can help them hone their career goals and opportunities. For students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, increasingly that means taking advantage of externships. The college's Department of Dairy and Animal Science has ...

June 3, 2011

A team of two Penn State students recently placed in the top half of competitors at the first Northern Region qualifying event for the FLW College Bass Fishing Tournament. ...

May 13, 2011

Iguanas, parrots and manatees, oh my. Most people never get to touch any of these exotic animals, but Sarah Taubenberger spent a summer touching and helping these creatures and many more. ...

April 28, 2011

Penn State Wildlife and Fisheries Science major James Feaga conducted research last summer on avian use of restored wetlands through the McNair Scholarship program. ...

April 8, 2011

Amanda Miller last spring went to what she believes is the best place in the world to study marine science -- Brisbane, Australia. ...

March 11, 2011

If cows in California really are happy, then Peter Yoder worked in a joyous place this past summer. At the Nyman Brothers Dairy farm in California, he gained experience in all aspects of the dairy industry and learned just what goes into making the cows content in the nation's No. 1 dairy state. ...

February 23, 2011

Sarah Colten is no stranger to roughing it. Having already spent time as a student at a school in Honduras, Colten had no trouble adjusting to life in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Getting up for 6:30 or 7 a.m. classes and wearing a uniform was no big deal to the Community, Environment and Development and Spanish double major at Penn ...

February 14, 2011

Before interning with an agricultural statistics agency, Terri Woodling never saw herself as a "math person," but now she has a whole new appreciation for the calculations behind farming. ...