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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In the last five years there has been a fourfold increase in the amount of beef coming from fed Holstein cattle. The results of  the Calf-fed Holsteins Reared for Beef Demonstration Project, lead by Penn State Extension — which can be seen at Ag Progress Days — will show Pennsylvania dairy farmers how to ramp up their participation in the beef market.
Dairy calves fed, reared for beef may be lifeline for Pa. farms, researcher says
August 10, 2018
When Penn State Extension beef specialist Tara Felix started the Calf-fed Holsteins Reared for Beef Demonstration Project three years ago — a collaborative venture sponsored by the PA Beef Producers Working Group — she viewed the initiative as showing dairy farmers how to boost revenue from their operations.
Penn State Extension provides online and on-site education on home food preservation techniques. Sharon McDonald, senior extension educator and food safety specialist, center, is shown instructing a class at Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Home food preservation, done correctly, is a great way to save harvest
August 10, 2018
Increasing interest in eating locally grown, fresh produce has led to renewed popularity of home food preservation, a practice that can help prevent food waste and save on family food budgets, according to Penn State Extension. If not done properly, however, the practice can lead to foodborne illness.
Using a newly developed method to deliver gene-editing material to the ovary of an adult mosquito, researchers disabled a gene that caused its offspring on the right to be born with white, rather than dark, eyes.
New technology improves CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes, other species
August 9, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A technology designed to improve CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes and other arthropods succeeds with a high degree of efficiency, while eliminating the need for difficult microinjection of genetic material, according to researchers.
Penn State's Ag Progress days will take place Aug. 14-16 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.
Penn State's Ag Progress Days offers 'something for everyone'
August 6, 2018
Everything agriculture and more can be found at Penn State's Ag Progress days, which kicks off Aug. 14 and continues through Aug. 16 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.

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Upcoming Events

Cultured Dairy Products Short Course
When: September 18-20, 2018
Where: University Park, PA
College Research Tour
When: September 27, 2018
Where: Snider Ag Arena
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