College of Agricultural Sciences

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences offers 17 undergraduate majors, 23 minors, and graduate programs in 18 major areas.

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"White Out" — a sweet blend of popcorn-flavored ice cream and white chocolate chips — is now available for scooping at the Berkey Creamery.
Penn State Berkey Creamery celebrates 'White Out' with new flavor
September 24, 2018
Penn State Berkey Creamery's new ice cream flavor will have football fans celebrating even more when Penn State hosts Ohio State on Sept. 29. "White Out" — a sweet blend of popcorn-flavored ice cream and white chocolate chips — is now available for scooping at the Creamery.
Organizations representing Pennsylvania's fruit industry have awarded nearly $233,000 in grants to support Penn State research and extension projects.
Fruit research and extension projects receive funding from industry groups
September 21, 2018
The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Program recently awarded nearly $233,000 in funding to support new and ongoing fruit research and extension projects in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The grants will support projects aimed at enhancing pest management, production efficiency and fruit quality.
Mark Guiltinan, J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany.
Plant science faculty member named Styer Professor
September 21, 2018
Mark Guiltinan, professor of plant molecular biology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, recently was named the J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany. The Styer Professorship is intended to supplement departmental support for outstanding faculty and further the scholar's contributions to teaching, research and service.
Researchers electrofishing the bottom of a pool on Loyalsock Creek in northcentral Pennsylvania. They were searching for wild brook trout (shown in the inset) in a study that included researchers genotyping about 2,000 fish. The research was the first to look at genetic introgression on wild brook trout in an actively stocked watershed.
Few hatchery brook trout genes present in Pa. watershed wild fish
September 18, 2018
Despite many decades of annual brook trout stocking in one northcentral Pennsylvania watershed, the wild brook trout populations show few genes from hatchery fish, according to researchers who genotyped about 2,000 brook trout in Loyalsock Creek watershed, a 500-square-mile drainage in Lycoming and Sullivan counties celebrated by anglers for its trout fishing.

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Outstanding Alumni Awards and Armsby Honor Society Induction Ceremony
When: October 4, 2018
Where: The Penn Stater
Mushroom Short Course 2018
When: October 7-9, 2018
Where: The Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Intro to Descriptive Analysis Short Course
When: October 9-10, 2018
Where: University Park, PA
Ag Sciences Career Day
When: October 9, 2018
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park Campus
Celebrate Ag Day
When: October 13, 2018
Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers
When: October 16-18, 2018
Where: University Park, PA
Pasteurizer Operators Workshop
When: October 23-25, 2018
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