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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Flavor Madness contest returns at Penn State Berkey Creamery
March 11, 2019
Penn State Berkey Creamery is bringing back Flavor Madness, the online tournament in which ice cream fans can vote weekly for their favorite flavors. The contest was held last in 2017, when Death by Chocolate took home the trophy.
Penn State Student Tony Rice (center), who was named a Farm Foundation Cultivator, visits with, from left, Professor Jayson Lusk of Purdue University and Professor Craig Gundersen (back to camera) of the University of Illinois, during the Farm Foundation Round Table meeting in San Mateo, California, in January 2019. At right are Kylie Philipps from the University of Florida and Trevon Andrews from South Carolina State University, who, along with Rice, were selected to participate in the meeting as Farm Foundation Cultivators.    Image: Farm Foundation
Agribusiness student talks lab-grown meat with industry leaders
March 4, 2019
Tony Rice, a senior agribusiness management student in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, studied “meat” made in the lab and not from animals, and grew increasingly committed to understanding its potential to enhance agricultural production.
Harper to take the reins at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center
March 1, 2019
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has named Jayson Harper, professor of agricultural economics, as interim director of the college's Fruit Research and Extension Center, effective March 1.
An international team of crop-health scientists, including a Penn State researcher, studied the effect of pests and pathogens on wheat, rice, maize, soybean and potato.   Image: Pixabay
Assessment details impact of pests and pathogens on world’s major food crops
February 26, 2019
Pests and diseases are taking a substantial bite out of the world’s five major food crops — in some cases, up to 40 percent — according to a recently released publication, one of the first to inventory the impact on a global scale.

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Upcoming Events

Principles of Sensory Evaluation
When: March 26-28, 2019
Where: University Park, PA
Plant, Landscape, Turfgrass Science Open House
When: April 19, 2019
Where: Tyson Building, University Park
Better Process Control School
When: April 29 - May 2, 2019
Where: University Park, PA
Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium
When: May 1, 2019
Where: The Penn Stater, University Park, PA
PAMFES 2019 Annual Conference
When: May 15-16, 2019
Where: The Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Food Microbiology Short Course
When: May 21-23, 2019
Where: University Park, PA