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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Equipment used to cover vegetable beds with plastic mulch will be on display at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.
Vegetable equipment demonstrations coming to 2018 Ag Progress Days
July 6, 2018
Farmers looking to diversify by growing and marketing vegetables can get a good look at the equipment needed to launch a successful vegetable operation by attending Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16. A new vegetable demonstration area will show visitors the latest equipment for planting, harvesting and irrigation.
Hazardous gases released from dairy manure storages during agitation can be particularly dangerous for nearby operators when gypsum bedding has been used in the cow stalls.
Research aims to prevent deaths related to gypsum-laced manure emissions
July 5, 2018
When gypsum — a source of sulfate — finds its way into low-oxygen manure-storage facilities via removal as soiled bedding, this innocuous product can turn into a deadly gas with a few moves of an agitation device, a dangerous threat that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences believe can be counteracted with an additive.
At the Kids' Climb, on Main Street near the Equine Exhibits Building, children can don safety equipment and harnesses and climb a tree like a professional arborist.
4-H Youth Building to highlight expressive arts during Ag Progress Days
July 3, 2018
Expressive arts activities, a butterfly tent and wildlife exhibits are just a few of the many events planned for young people and their families at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.
As farmers markets continue to grow — fueled by demand for locally grown and produced foods — so does the need to educate consumers about potential food safety hazards, according to food safety specialists with Penn State Extension.
Food for thought: Eight tips for making good choices at farmers markets
June 28, 2018
When it comes to shopping at farmers markets, a little know-how can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from foodborne illness, advises a food safety educator with Penn State Extension.

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Upcoming Events

Summer 2018 Commencement
When: August 11, 2018
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park Campus
Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors Meeting
When: August 13, 2018
Where: Mountain View Country Club, Boalsburg
Ag Progress Days
When: August 14-16, 2018
Where: Rock Springs, PA
Ag Progress Days Alumni Ice Cream Social
When: August 14, 2018
Where: Red Barn Addition
Ag Progress Days Government/Industry Day Lunch
When: August 15, 2018
Where: Special Events Building, Ag Progress Days
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