COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: THE SCIENCE OF WINEMAKING AND GRAPE GROWING

When February 16, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

On February 16, Dean Rick Roush will be joined by members of the college wine and grape team, including Professor and Associate Head of Food Science Ryan Elias and Assistant Research Professor of Fermented Beverage Science and Technology Misha Kwasniewski. The discussion will focus on the latest research and issues impacting Pennsylvania wine and grape industry, as well as consumers.

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: RECRUITING AND TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AG PROFESSIONALS

When March 16, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

On March 16, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Tracy Hoover will moderate this session focusing on ag student recruitment, undergraduate enrollment, career opportunities, and student placement. Tracy will be joined by the Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services, Lori Connelly, and Director of Student Recruitment and Activities, Marra Baker.

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: FOLLOW THE CARBON: RE-ENVISIONING THE BIOECONOMY

When April 20, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

On April 20th, Dean Rick Roush will be joined by Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Tom Richard and Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Management Melissa Kreye. Every year forests and agricultural crops remove tens of millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Hundreds of millions of dollars are now on the table to incentivize producers to store more of that carbon. The discussion will focus on how these new carbon markets can help improve soil health and enhance ecosystem resilience, and how landowners and communities may benefit from this bio-economy, all while slowing and eventually reversing climate change. Discussion will also focus on how private landowners may plan to engage in the bio-economy and the need for continuing landowner education.