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 has become the 55th educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strength of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators.   Image: Penn State
Penn State earns 'Bee Campus USA' certification
December 3, 2018
Penn State has become the 55th educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strength of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators.
Farmers in Angonia, Mozambique, happy with the performance of new varieties of common bean developed by an international partnership of plant scientists that included researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, pose among plants in a bean field. Plant breeding field trials have been conducted with bean growers in multiple regions of the country in southeast Africa.   Image: Jimmy Burridge
Penn State root research results in breeding of improved bean plants for Africa
November 28, 2018
In the culmination of more than a decade of research on root traits conducted by Penn State plant scientists, about three tons of seed for common bean plants specifically bred to thrive in the barren soils of Mozambique will be distributed there Dec. 11.
The nutrient management plan for Lost Creek Golf Club, in Fayette Township, Juniata County,  can serve as a model for other Pennsylvania golf courses, according to Penn State turfgrass scientists, in the effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay.   Image: Pete Landschoot
Penn State creates model nutrient management plan for Bay drainage golf courses
November 19, 2018
Lost Creek Golf Club in Juniata County is unusual because a high quality, extremely productive wild trout stream runs through it, and Penn State turfgrass scientists recently developed a nutrient management plan for the course to protect the creek.
An Anopheles freeborni mosquito takes a blood meal. Native to North America, An. freeborni is one species that researchers say could spread Mayaro virus in the United States.   Image: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control
Anopheles mosquitoes could spread Mayaro virus in U.S., other diverse regions
November 12, 2018
Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study suggests that Anopheles species, including some found in the United States, also are capable of carrying and transmitting an emerging pathogen, Mayaro virus, which has caused outbreaks of disease in South America and the Caribbean.

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Fall 2018 Commencement
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2019 Ice Cream Short Course
When: January 6-12, 2019
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When: January 25-27, 2019
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Principles of Sensory Evaluation
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