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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Penn State researchers are studying how feeding damage caused by the spotted lanternfly affects grapevine health and the quality and quantity of the fruit. Here, volunteers from Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center help prepare holes for planting grapevines at Manatawny Creek Vineyard in Berks County, the location of the research.
Lanternfly's penchant for -- and potential to harm -- grapevines focus of study
June 14, 2018
The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences aims to spoil the invasive pest's party.
A new report compiled by Penn State economists illustrates employment gains and losses for Pennsylvania's counties and regions. The report suggests a clear shift in jobs to southeastern Pennsylvania.
Analysis of post-recession job trends suggests existence of 'two Pennsylvanias'
June 11, 2018
An analysis of employment change in the state since 2001 suggests the existence of "two Pennsylvanias" during the period from 2001 to 2017, according to economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The newly released report shows a sharp divide between southeastern Pennsylvania, with mainly job growth, and the rest of the state, with primarily job decline.
Farm emergency training provided by Penn State Extension is credited with saving a Pennsylvania farmer's life. Here, participants learn rescue techniques during a demonstration at the 2018 South Central Task Force Homeland Security Conference in Harrisburg.
Farmer saved thanks to rescuers who took Penn State Extension training
June 5, 2018
A Pennsylvania farmer trapped in a grain bin was rescued by first responders who knew how to save him thanks to training from Penn State Extension.
A smallholder farmer harvests Acacia pennata (Cha-om) shoots from her "living fence" in Cambodia.
Agricultural diversification: Empowering women in Cambodia with 'wild gardens'
June 5, 2018
Teaching Cambodian farmers — mainly women who manage small farms — ways to diversify their operations for improved nutrition and extra income is one aspect of a multidisciplinary project led by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and called "Women in Agriculture Network (WAgN): Cambodia."

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Upcoming Events

21st Penn State Plant Biology Symposium
When: June 19-22, 2018
Where: University Park, PA
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
Outstanding Alumni Awards and Armsby Honor Society Induction Ceremony
When: October 4, 2018
Where: The Penn Stater