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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Hive visits to Wiley Apiary are a highlight for members of the Penn State Beekeepers Club.   Image: Penn State Beekeepers Club
Penn State Beekeepers Club fosters importance of honey bees
October 11, 2018
The Penn State Beekeepers Club, which was founded in 2013, brings together beekeeping enthusiasts and those who simply are interested in learning about and sharing the beekeeping hobby.
Penn State alumnus Dan Eichenlaub, class of 1978, and his wife, Barbara, have established a program endowment to support experiential learning in the landscape contracting program in the College of Agricultural Sciences.   Image: Michael Houtz
Ag donor ensures transformative experiences for landscape contracting students
October 4, 2018
College of Agricultural Sciences volunteer development council co-chair and alumnus Daniel Eichenlaub and his wife, Barbara, have established the Dan T. Stearns Landscape Contracting Program Endowment to honor Stearns, J. Franklin Styer Professor Emeritus, and to provide funds for student enrichment activities.
Researchers Ehsan Mahdinia (left) and Ali Demirci, in the College of Agricultural Sciences, are shown feeding microorganisms that produce the most potent form of vitamin K in a laboratory biofilm reactor in research that promises to reduce production costs and perhaps prices.   Image: Amy Duke / Penn State
Biofilm reactor promises to cut production costs on vitamin K
October 2, 2018
In an innovative study that promises to reduce production costs for the most potent form of vitamin K — Menaquinone-7, Penn State researchers have developed a novel method to enhance the fermentation process that creates the supplement by agitated liquid fermentation in a biofilm reactor.
Students participating in the MAEscapes youth program, coordinated by the Master Gardeners of York County, tour the demonstration garden at the Penn State Extension office in York County.    Image: Penn State
Master Gardeners' youth program in York County sows seeds of conservationism
October 1, 2018
An innovative youth outreach program led by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of York County is helping youngsters "escape" into a world of flowers, wildlife, water and fun.

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Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers
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Fall 2018 Commencement
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2019 Ice Cream Short Course
When: January 6-12, 2019
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