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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Young visitors inspect an insect collection at Penn State's 2017 Great Insect Fair. This year's event is slated for Sept. 22 at the Snider Agricultural Arena.
Penn State's Great Insect Fair celebrates insects in pop culture
September 17, 2018
Appreciating insects' influence in popular culture will be the focus of Penn State's 2018 Great Insect Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Snider Agricultural Arena on the University Park campus. The event is sponsored by the entomology department in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
The researchers found that there are different factors at work in the metro counties, such as better public services, including child care and transportation, that are helping to buffer the negative effects of single-mother households and income inequality.
Rural and urban communities need different policies to boost economic mobility
September 11, 2018
The farther away from a city a person is raised, the more likely they are to climb the economic ladder. Economists also found that community characteristics associated with upward mobility actually have different effects in rural and urban locations.
While spotted lanternflies will feast on a variety of plant species, they have a special fondness for Ailanthus, or tree-of-heaven.
Spotted lanternfly expert provides tips for home management of pest
September 10, 2018
To aid homeowners in reducing spotted lanternfly populations, Heather Leach, Penn State's spotted lanternfly extension associate, offers management recommendations based on life cycle and season.
Researcher Alison Franklin, a doctoral student in the College of Agricultural Sciences, puts the cap on a soil sample taken from Penn State's Living Filter with a Giddings hydraulic soil sampler. She was looking for antibiotics.
Soil could filter antibiotics from treated wastewater, protecting groundwater
September 10, 2018
Soil may be a natural filter that can act as a tertiary treatment for wastewater, preventing antibiotics from contaminating groundwater, according to researchers who conducted a study at Penn State's Living Filter.

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Upcoming Events

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
Mushroom Short Course 2018
When: October 7-9, 2018
Where: The Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Intro to Descriptive Analysis Short Course
When: October 9-10, 2018
Where: University Park, PA
Ag Sciences Career Day
When: October 9, 2018
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park Campus
Celebrate Ag Day
When: October 13, 2018
Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers
When: October 16-18, 2018
Where: University Park, PA