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2014

University Undergraduate Teaching Award
December 8, 2014
Were you taught by an outstanding faculty member this semester?
PASA'S Annual Farming For the Future Conference
December 5, 2014
Each year PASA'S Farming for the Future Conference seeks to inform its members of the latest innovations in sustainable agriculture, while also giving them an opportunity to celebrate the past year and look forward to the next.
Native American Cultural Engagement Course
December 1, 2014
"Exploring Indigenous Ways in the Great Lakes Region," CED 497 C&D, is a two-part course in Spring 2015 and Maymester travel.
University of Washington Undergraduate Summer Research Experience
December 1, 2014
This summer research program is intended for undergraduate students who are passionate about using science to solve human health problems related to the environment.
The Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation Team Places at the National Contest
November 26, 2014
The Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation Team placed 2nd in cottage cheese at the 93rd Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest. Kahing Choi placed 1st in the individual competition in cottage cheese.
Stand Up Award
November 20, 2014
Are you a Penn State student who has stood up for what's right?
Fall Graduation Reception
November 14, 2014
The College of Agricultural Sciences and the Ag Alumni Society invite you and your guests to a complimentary reception celebrating your graduation following commencement!
Penn State's Poultry Judging Team Places Second in National Contest
November 14, 2014
The Penn State Department of Animal Science's poultry judging team captured second place overall at the 49th annual National Collegiate Poultry Judging held in Fayetteville, Arkansas last week, building on a strong winning tradition.
Student Leaders Wanted!
November 13, 2014
WE ARE...looking for enthusiastic Penn State students to join our team! Deadline is November 20!
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Workshop
November 10, 2014
Learn about fully funded grants for study, research or English Teaching Assistantships in more than 140 countries.
Sustainable Ag in Brazil over Spring Break! Applications due Nov 14!
November 7, 2014
INTAG 499B: Sustainable Agriculture and Development in Brazil will explore critical issues in agriculture, biodiversity, and development in southern Brazil and relate these to the situation in the US.
Community, Environment, and Development in Costa Rica over Spring Break! Applications due Nov 14!
November 7, 2014
CED 499B: Local Rural Development in Costa Rica will explore development initiatives and issues, while applying them to the context of Costa Rica.
Spain: Land of Many Cultures, traveling in May!
November 7, 2014
HORT 499. Millennia of cultivation finds synagogues, mosques and cathedrals sitting side by side. In a country composed of 17 autonomous states, five official languages and three distinct religions, there is a lot happening that isn’t as simple as just “Spanish.”
Spanish for the Agricultural Sciences: Immersion Experience in May to Costa Rica! Applications due Nov 12!
November 7, 2014
See waterfalls, rainforests and volcanoes during a four-week immersion experience in Costa Rica starting in May.
Development and Service Opportunity in Kenya in May! Applications due Dec 1!
November 7, 2014
AGECO/CED 499A/B Issues in Economic, Community and Agricultural Development in Kenya
Kansas State University Summer 2015 REU Program
November 7, 2014
Kansas State University is now accepting applications for the summer 2015 Research Experience for Undergraduates program May 26, 2015 – July 31, 2015.
Student-Centered Farm and Sustainable Food Systems
November 7, 2014
Help is needed to create a Student-Centered farm here at Penn State!
Study Abroad Information session -- Agriculture and Culture in the Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago Maymester 2015
November 7, 2014
Join us on Wednesday 11/19 at 5:00pm in 214 Ferguson for an informational session to learn about this unique Maymester program that focuses on the diverse agricultural industry and multiplurastic culture In Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: Exploring Agricultural Issues in the Caribbean
November 7, 2014
Examine the role of agriculture and extension in influencing the prevailing agricultural economy in Trinidad.
Share the Moment: Get the Job
November 7, 2014
How can you share your international experiences with future employers?
Study Abroad Photo Contest
November 7, 2014
Submit a photo related to your study abroad experience.
2015 Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture Internships
October 31, 2014
The Noble Foundation's Lloyd Noble scholars in Agriculture Program offers students the opportunity to assist in a research project while working alongside and learning from professional researchers and consultants.
Presidential Internship Program
October 31, 2014
The Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Cairo.
Coaly Society Now Accepting Applications
October 31, 2014
The Penn State Coaly Society is an honor society for students who exemplify leadership excellence in extracurricular activities within the College of Agricultural Sciences. Coaly Society activities include conducting the Guldin Speaking Contest and selecting our college’s Outstanding Senior. We are now accepting applications for membership - deadline November 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Students for Alumni Luncheon Needed!
October 24, 2014
The Ag Alumni Relations office is looking for 6-8 more students to join us for lunch on November 6th! Kristin Shust, an alum in Plant Science, now works for Royalty International as a field representative. If you are interested in plant breeding or plant patenting or any related field, this free lunch is definitely for you!
Boren Scholarship/Fellowship
October 17, 2014
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented areas in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Fall Turkey Harvest
October 17, 2014
Poultry club sells fresh turkeys as a fundraiser!
Scholarship Available for Ag Students
October 17, 2014
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.
Course focusing on U.S. and French ag. systems helps fulfill INTAG minor requirement
October 17, 2014
Visit Paris for two weeks, learn about the differences and similarities between U.S. and french agricultural systems, and earn INTAG credits by enrolling in INTAG/AGBM 470A/B
International Research Experience in Sardinia, Italy - Summer 2015
October 17, 2014
Outstanding undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to participate in a paid 5-week research experience in Sardinia, Italy during summer 2015.
University travel to Ebola-affected countries
October 9, 2014
As a precautionary measure, Penn State has implemented a temporary moratorium on travel to countries at risk of Ebola spread as identified by the U.S. State Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Collegiate Farm Bureau Hosting a Industry Discussion Panel
October 9, 2014
Want to meet a few industry professionals and companies that will be at the College of Ag Career Fair the week before Career Fair? Then come on out Wednesday, October 15th in 101 ASI, Collegiate Farm Bureau will be hosting a discussion panel with industry professionals.
Mushroom Cultivation
October 9, 2014
Have you ever wanted to grow mushrooms?
Alumni Visit Form
October 9, 2014
Do you have an alum of the college coming to visit your class or organization? Ag Alumni Realtions wants to know!
Study agriculture and food systems for two weeks in Paris by enrolling in INTAG/AGBM 470A/B
October 9, 2014
During spring 2015, students will gain a better understanding of the differences and similarities between the U.S. and French agricultural systems, followed by a two-week trip to Paris (May 16 to 30) to observe French agriculture and visit many sites in Paris.
Spanish for the Agricultural Sciences
October 6, 2014
Increase your Spanish language skills by participating in Spanish for the Agricultural Sciences embedded course with travel to Coast Rica in Spring 2015.
Ag 300 Pitch Challenge Underway!
October 3, 2014
Have an idea? A solution to a problem you see on campus, in your community or in the world? The Ag 300 Pitch Challenge is a great way for College of Agricultural Sciences students to share — or “pitch”— an idea.
Block and Bridle Meat Sale
October 3, 2014
It is that time of year again! Support Penn State Block and Bridle by purchasing meat from their semi-annual sale! Orders are due by November 6th and will be ready for pick up November 20th and the 21st.
Short Term Study Abroad to Spain, Spring 2015
October 3, 2014
Informational session in room 108 Tyson Building at 6:00PM on Tuesday, October 7.
Student Input Needed
September 26, 2014
Student Input Needed on ASI 113-Ag Computer Learning Center
Parents and Families Weekend
September 26, 2014
Parents and Families Weekend will be held October 10 - 12 on the University Park Campus. The College of Agricultural Sciences will be holding events on Saturday, October 11th from 11 am until 1 pm.
Students to discuss Ojibwe field experience
September 26, 2014
Agricultural Sciences will talk about a recent trip made by 21 Penn State students to the Red Lake, Leech Lake and Mille Lac Ojibwe nations located in northern Minnesota.
University Wide Education Abroad Fair
September 26, 2014
On October 8, exhibitors from around the world will be at the HUB for the PSU Education Abroad Fair.
International Course Fair
September 26, 2014
COME SEE WHAT THE WORLD HAS WAITING FOR YOU! The Ag Sci Embedded Course Fair is Mon, Sept 29 (TODAY!!!) from 11am-1pm in ASI, 1st floor Lobby! Learn about all the faculty-led short-term courses available this year for you to travel with.
International Summer Programs in Belize
September 26, 2014
Stop in to an information session on Tuesday, Oct 7 between 2:30 - 4:00pm to learn about courses over winter break and summer, internships, volunteer opportunities, and more!
Block&Bridle Upcoming Events
September 26, 2014
Join Block&Bridle, Penn State's largest agricultural club, to get involved in the Club Calf Sale, Blood for Bats, volunteering at KILE, and much more!
101st Horticulture Show
September 18, 2014
This annual event is hosted by students in Horticulture and Landscape Contracting and held at the Snider Agricultural Arena on Penn State's homecoming weekend (September 27 and 28). There will be landscape displays as well as fruits and plants for sale.
International Course Fair
September 18, 2014
COME SEE WHAT THE WORLD HAS WAITING FOR YOU! The Ag Sci Embedded Course Fair is Mon, Sept 29 from 11am-1pm in ASI, 1st floor Lobby! Learn about all the faculty-led short-term courses available this year for you to travel with.
Study Strategies Workshop
September 18, 2014
Two study skills sessions will be held on September 23rd and October 13th to provide information to students about studying smarter and not harder. Students will learn how to process information; discuss effective study skills for STEM and non-STEM courses; and be reminded of academic resources.
Mentoring Workshop - Oct. 7
September 11, 2014
Join us on October 7th from 1-5 pm in the HUB where accomplished alumni and leaders in the agriculture industry will share valuable knowledge, offer expert advice and answer your questions. Go to http://agsci.psu.edu/alumni/events/mentoring-workshop-2 for more information and to register.
Shellenberger Award
September 11, 2014
Nominations are being sought for the Paul R. and Joan M. Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Student Activities Funding
September 9, 2014
Student Activities Funding Available
New Course Brings "Disney Way" to Ag Sciences
September 8, 2014
HORT 497, a spring 2015, 3-credit course, will look at designing and managing experiences through innovation, organization, education and entertainment.
Sigma Alpha Recruitment
September 4, 2014
RUSH SA! Sigma Alpha is a professional Agricultural Sorority dedicated to promoting scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship among its members.​​​
Students invited to attend Let's Move Conference!
September 4, 2014
Penn State students are invited to attend the Let's Move Pennsylvania Conference on October 8th sponsored by Penn State Extension. The conference will focus on research based strategies addressing childhood obesity.
Food for Gut Health Course (FD SC 497)
September 2, 2014
This course is designed to integrate food science and nutrition with an emphasis on prevention of chronic diseases such as IBD, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. Students will learn how functional foods modulate intracellular signal transduction and protein expression in chronic disease states related to gut health (for e.g. IBD, colon cancer).
Welcome Students - A Video from the Dean
August 22, 2014
Rick Roush, the next dean of the College of Ag Sciences beginning October 1, welcomes and offers advice to Ag Sci students on how to make the most of the semester.
2014 Internship Award
August 22, 2014
The College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society annually offers awards to undergraduate students who have participated in a credit or non-credit internship. The deadline to submit applications for these awards is 5:00 p.m. on September 12.
Apply for Agriculture Future of America's (AFA) Leaders Conference!
August 22, 2014
Sponsorship Applications for AFA Leaders Conference are now open until September 5th. Join almost 600 ag students from across the nation in Kansas City Nov. 6-9, for networking with agricultural companies and personal and professional development. Don't wait to submit your application!
29th Annual MANRRS National Conference
May 5, 2014
Six students from the college of Ag went to Birmingham, Al for the 29th annual MANRRS National Conference. The trip was rewarding academically and professionally and we look forward to bringing our experiences back to the college.
Study for Finals in the Study Abroad Lounge
April 24, 2014
The Study Abroad Lounge in 122 Ag Admin Building is a great place to study for finals. Free coffee, snacks, and even printing all year round.
New Zealand Embedded Course Info Session
April 24, 2014
New Zealand Embedded Course Info Session Tuesday April 29th at 5pm
Penn State Students Have Best-Ever Showing in National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest
April 24, 2014
Department of Animal Science students placed second overall at the 67th National Poultry Judging Contest at Louisiana State University.
Last Chance to apply for Scholarships
April 23, 2014
Reminder of the deadline to apply for College of Ag Sciences Scholarships is this week, April 30, 2014.
Coaly Society Is Now Accepting Applications
April 17, 2014
The Penn State Coaly Society is an honor society for students who exemplify leadership excellence in extracurricular activities within the College of Agricultural Sciences. Coaly Society activities include conducting the Guldin Speaking Contest and selecting our college’s Outstanding Senior. We are now accepting applications for membership - deadline April 24 at 3:00 p.m.
National Convention – Success!
April 16, 2014
Members of Penn State Block and Bridle traveled to Springfield, MO on April 10-13 to attend the National Block and Bridle Convention, learn about animal agriculture, and take home national recognition.
National Collegiate 4-H Conference
April 15, 2014
On March 6th 2014, over 70 students from across the country traveled to Penn State for the 2014 Sweet Success themed National Collegiate 4-H Conference.
David T. Rynd Memorial Scholarship
April 15, 2014
To be awarded to a Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences student.
Blood Drive to Save Lives
April 11, 2014
Come to West Commons to donate blood, this upcoming Tuesday, April 15. The US in suffering a critical shortage of blood. Come give some time and save a life.
Scholarship Application - Deadline Approaching
April 11, 2014
Reminder of the scholarship application deadline.
Volunteer with Azma International and Make a Difference!
April 8, 2014
Did you know that 50% of Africans, 58% of Guatemalans and 54% in Peru live below the poverty line, on less than $2 a day? Azma International invites applications to participate in one of our three volunteer programs offered during summer break 2014, winter break 2014 and spring break 2015.
Course Offering: Honey Bees and Humans; course ENT 222 (3 credits; GN)
April 7, 2014
Do you wonder why there is so much interest in and concern about honey bees these days? To find out, join us in attending the course called Honey Bees and Humans!
Fulbright Scholarship Information Session
April 7, 2014
The information session for the Fulbright Scholarship (Sponsored by Penn State University Fellowships Office), is on the 18th of April (Friday) 12:15 – 1:15 (doors open at 11:45), at the The Grandfather Clock Room (Atherton Hall).
Pre-Vet Club Attends 2014 National APVMA Symposium
April 7, 2014
Pre-Vet club attended the National American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (APVMA) at Iowa State University from March 21st to March 23rd.
Teach Ag! Society Wii Olympics
April 4, 2014
Sweatbands are optional, but INTENSITY is NOT…
“Sustainability Unites” Invites Your Participation!
April 3, 2014
The Penn State Sustainability Institute invites all student groups interested in sustainability issues to Sustainability Unites on April 15th from 4-6pm on the Life Sciences Bridge. The event will be set up like a "fair", in which student groups can find more information about the Sustainability Institute and basically answer the question: "What can the Sustainability Institute do for me?"
Sam Kieffer to Speak for Delta Theta Sigma Fraternity
March 31, 2014
April 2nd - Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Representative Sam Kieffer is coming to speak at Delta Theta Sigma Fraternity.
Sam Hayes to Speak for Delta Theta Sigma Fraternity
March 31, 2014
April 1st - Pennsylvania's former Secretary of Agriculture and Member of the House of Representatives, Sam Hayes is coming to speak during dinner at Delta Theta Sigma Fraternity.
Teach Ag! Society Wii Olympics
March 31, 2014
Sweatbands are optional, but INTENSITY is NOT…
Collegiate Grange Meeting Tuesday!
March 31, 2014
Penn State Collegiate Grange will meet Tuesday, April 1 at 5 pm. Attend to get involved in some exciting upcoming events!
9th Annual Ag Ball
March 31, 2014
April 4th ,2014 at 6 pm at the Ramada at State College, PA Join students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College of Agriculture for a fun filled night of awards, networking and casino games. Your ticket includes a buffet dinner and casino chips to win prizes with if you play your cards right!! Tickets are on sale for 15$ in the ASI Lobby from 9 am to 5 pm starting March 24th until the 2nd of April and by reserving tickets by emailing Lydia Copeland.
2014 OsteoChallenge 5K run/walk
March 31, 2014
This year's annual OsteoChallenge 5K run will be held on Sunday, April 6th, starting at 9:30 am. The race is hosted by the PSU Dairy Science Club and benefits the National Osteoporosis Fund.
College of Agricultural Sciences Emerging Leaders Endowment - Call for Applicants- Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
March 26, 2014
Would you like to experience what goes on behind the doors of the College’s highest levels of leadership? A college level endowment will support select undergraduate and graduate students through a mentoring program with the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Deans during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. Those selected will be exposed to executive level training and decision-making skills through an internship with one of the college’s executive leadership team members.
Pancake Breakfast at Alpha Zeta Fraternity
March 24, 2014
Alpha Zeta (AZ) will be hosting an 'all you can eat' pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 29th from 9-11 AM to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
Sign Up for the Dairy Expo
March 24, 2014
Have you ever dreamed of leading a calf through the show ring just as many kids do at your hometown fair? Would you like to get hands-on experience with a dairy animal? Now is your chance! The Dairy Science Club is offering a dairy heifer showmanship contest and invites everyone with an interest in animals to participate in the contest on Saturday, April 26th.
AgrAbilities Spaghetti Dinner
March 24, 2014
Delta Theta Sigma is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, March 26th at $5 a person to raise money for AgrAbilities. This organization raises money and support for farmers with impairments and disabilities.
Chesapeake Bay Issues and Careers Panel Discussion
March 17, 2014
It’s time to think about your future. What will you do when you leave Penn State? On Thursday, March 20, there will be an open panel discussion among professionals from government, non-profits, and private firms, to talk about careers paths for graduates with an interest in addressing the complex issues surrounding Chesapeake Bay restoration.
College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Senior Contest
March 17, 2014
The Penn State Coaly Honor Society and College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society will be hosting the College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Senior Contest! The award is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, work experiences, and contributions to Penn State and our college.
Veterinary Science Research Internships this Summer
March 10, 2014
Are you interested in a research internship this summer regarding the majors: Immunology and Infectious Disease (IID), Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS), or Animal Science (AN SC)?
2014 Internship Award
March 10, 2014
The College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society annually offers awards to undergraduate students, who have participated in a credit or non-credit internship. The deadline to submit applications for these awards, is by 5:00 pm, on September 12.
2014 Excellence in Academic Advising Award
March 6, 2014
Through the Excellence in Academic Advising Awards, the College of Agricultural Sciences recognizes faculty with outstanding skills in undergraduate academic advising, career planning, and personal counseling. Nominations, for this award, can be made by alumni, faculty, administrators, and students. Nominations are now being accepted, and are due by April 7.
Block and Bridle Meat Sale
March 3, 2014
It is that time of year again! Support Penn State Block and Bridle by purchasing meat from their semi-annual sale! Orders are due by April 3rd and will be ready for pick up April 17th and the 18th.
Ag Day 2014 T-Shirt Preorder
February 28, 2014
Ag Day 2014 is 2 weeks away! Order your AG'14 t-shirt so you're ready for the big day! Reminders: Ag Day is Wednesday, April 2nd from 9 am - 4 pm at Alumni Hall in the HUB and the Creamery Lawn. Club & Org Registration Forms are due March 21st.
UPDATED INFO: Science vs. Activism: Real Impacts on Farmers, Consumers and U.S. Competitiveness
February 28, 2014
Collegiate Farm Bureau will be hosting Kate Hall, Partnerships and Programs Manager from Biotechnology Industry Organization, Food and Agriculture Division, for an informative discussion about the impact of biotechnology on the agriculture industry on March 5th at 5:30 p.m. in 101 ASI.
Announcing Food Science 105 to be Offered This Summer!
February 28, 2014
Food Science 105 (FD SC 105) (GHA) is again being offered this summer.
Penn State Poultry Science Club Named Second in Nation
February 28, 2014
Penn State Poultry Science Club and its members did very well at the U.S. Poultry Association International Poultry and Processing Exposition (IPPE) in Atlanta. The club placed 2nd, Taylor Young and Corissa Steimling placed 1st and 2nd in "Member of the Year." The club made '3rd place scrapbook' and Amy Mayer won the Sloan Award for best undergraduate research poster presentation.
Crop Mobs Information Meeting
February 28, 2014
Join the State College Crop Mobs team and learn how you can experience sustainable, local agriculture hands-on for a day! Come to the Sustainable Agriculture Club's meeting Tuesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm in 371 Willard Building.
Alumni Relations Internship Position - Call for Applicants
February 24, 2014
The Alumni Relations Office is seeking a talented, energetic and reliable undergraduate student in the College of Agricultural Sciences for a paid internship position for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 semesters. Applications are due by March 31 at 5:00 p.m.
Free Hot Chocolate March 3!
February 21, 2014
Penn State Collegiate Grange will be giving out free hot chocolate Monday, March 3 in ASI Lobby.
“Science vs. Activism: Real Impacts on Farmers, Consumers and U.S. Competitiveness”
February 21, 2014
Collegiate Farm Bureau will be hosting Kate Hall for a talk about biotechnology and what it means for farmers, consumers, and the entire United States on March 5th at 5:30 p.m. in 101 ASI.