College of Agricultural Sciences

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences offers 17 undergraduate majors, 23 minors, and graduate programs in 18 major areas.

College News and Information

Professor's genome editing technology leads to Research Innovators Award
April 17, 2019
Yinong Yang, professor of plant pathology, is the 2019 recipient of the Research Innovators Award, given by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences to recognize faculty and staff who have commercialized intellectual property generated by their Penn State research.
This photo of fig wasps is from an exhibit on pollinators created by Jonah Ulmer, a recipient of the Apes Valentes Research Award through Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research.   Image: Jnzl’s Photos
Undergraduate research award creates buzz around Penn State pollinator studies
April 17, 2019
Undergraduate research aimed at supporting pollinator health is flourishing at Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research, thanks to philanthropic support.
Team GreenBriq, $7,500 winners of the Ag Springboard 2019 business pitch competition, pose with their first-place plaques. Team members are, from left, Paul Hughes, mechanical engineering major; Nicole Dato, civil engineering major; Annaliese Long, biological engineering major; and Vatsal Agarwal, material science and engineering major. Pictured with the team are, from left, Gary Thompson, College of Agricultural Sciences associate dean for research; Dan Azzara, director of the college's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program; and Mark Gagnon, Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar and entrepreneurship coordinator.   Image: Cameron Callanan
GreenBriq student venture wins top $7,500 prize in Ag Springboard pitch contest
April 12, 2019
GreenBriq, a student venture aimed at turning the biomass of invasive water hyacinth plants into affordable fuel briquettes for Kenyan families, recently won first place in the Ag Springboard pitch contest. The competition is a signature event of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Karoline Kent, who graduated from Penn State last year, shows a horse at the 2018 Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale. This year’s event is planned for April 27.   Image: Penn State
No time for horsing around: Students prep for annual quarter horse sale
April 12, 2019
The 17th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale will take place Saturday, April 27, at the Snider Agricultural Arena at University Park.


Upcoming Events

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
Fundamentals of Food Science Short Course
When: June 3-6, 2019
Where: University Park, PA
Food and Airborne Fungi & Mycotoxins Short Course
When: June 11-13, 2019
Where: University Park, PA