This series of presentations from faculty and staff in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences will be hosted every month at the the Village at Penn State Retirement Community.

Speakers will address major areas of focus for the college, including food, human health and disease, globalization, sustainability, agricultural production, and more. Each session runs from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. and will be held in the Lion's Den room.

2023 Cultured Dairy Products Short Course

When September 26, 2023 7:30 AM to September 28, 2023 5:00 PM
Where Erickson Food Science Building

PREPARING FOR DVAM: Clothesline Project T-Shirt Making Sessions

When September 26, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where Clothesline Project T-Shirt Making Sessions: • Tuesday, September 26 o 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. o LL011 HUB (CSGD) • Thursday, September 28 o 3:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. o Pasquerilla Lobby • Friday, September 29 o 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. o 21 HUB (PRCC)

The Clothesline Project is a national movement focused on creating a visual reminder of the impact that power-based personal violence has had on our community, turning statistics into shirts. The movement gives a voice to those who have been silenced, sending the message that help is available and there is a path to healing. Everyone in the campus community is encouraged to create a shirt providing words of support for survivors, stories of a personal experience or that of someone close to you, or messages taking a stand against power-based personal violence. We will have various opportunities for you to stop by our open sessions and make a shirt in support and solidarity with survivors. Clothesline Project T-Shirt Making Sessions: • Tuesday, September 26 o 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. o LL011 HUB (CSGD) • Thursday, September 28 o 3:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. o Pasquerilla Lobby • Friday, September 29 o 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. o 21 HUB (PRCC)

Ag Sciences Career Day

When September 27, 2023, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where Bryce Jordan Center | 720 Curtin Rd, State College, PA 16801

Open to all current Penn State Students!

AgSci ActionLab's 'Bugs Win!'

When September 27, 2023 6:00 PM to October 3, 2023 7:30 PM
Where Pasto Agricultural Museum

Insects are the most diverse and successful creatures on Earth. There are more than 10 quintillion insects on the globe. All these bugs! How can they be so successful? Insects are so resilient – they reproduce quickly, and they transform and adapt to their environment. Humans have been inventing and using pesticides to control insect pests that damage crops, or spread disease; however, insects have evolved robust capabilities to fight back. Our scientist will share their research and the questions they are exploring about how insects, specifically potato beetles are thriving. Together we'll examine more closely how these bugs fight back and see who might be winning.

Donuts with the Deans

When September 29, 2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where Front Lobby, 101 Ag Administration Building University Park, PA 16802

We welcome you for a delightfully delicious and engaging event bringing together students, families, and deans in a relaxed setting.

"A Taste of Food Science" Prospective Student Event

When October 3, 2023, 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Where 203 Rodney A Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA 16802

Are you curious about earning a Penn State degree in Food Science? Join current students and professors to learn about classes, research opportunities, internships, careers, scholarships, alumni network, and more.

2023 Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers

When October 10, 2023 7:30 AM to October 12, 2023 12:30 PM
Where Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

Preventive Controls for Human Foods: Dairy Foods Processing (University Park)

When October 10, 2023 8:30 AM to October 12, 2023 3:30 PM
Where Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

The Science Behind Food Preferences

When October 18, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Food sensory analysis uses human senses to measure food characteristics such as taste, texture, smell, and appearance, which helps the food industry understand consumer demands and develop new and improved products. On our October 18 College Connections, Robert Roberts, professor and head of the Department of Food Science, will be joined by John Hayes, professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center, and Helene Hopfer, associate professor of food science. They will discuss our state-of-the-art Sensory Evaluation Center and how you can participate in our research taste tests!

2023 Penn State Ingredion Plant Based Yogurt Short Course

When October 24, 2023 8:00 AM to October 26, 2023 4:00 PM
Where The Rodney Erickson Food Science Building

2023 Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course

When October 30, 2023 7:30 AM to November 2, 2023 4:15 PM
Where Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

It Isn't Easy Being Green - Plant Biotic Interactions

When November 1, 2023 6:00 PM to November 7, 2023 7:30 PM
Where Pasto Agricultural Museum

It Isn't Easy Being Green - Plant Biotic Interactions, November 1 and November 8 Plant pathologists often try to culture microbes from sick plants to try to find and identify a pathogen.  With the help of our researchers, you will be a plant pathogen detective! You will determine what is infecting samples of fruiting and flowering plants. To answer this question you will create an experimental plan, record your procedure, test tissue samples, and make observations, just like scientists do!

Dairy Nutrition Workshop

When November 8, 2023 7:00 AM to November 9, 2023 5:00 PM
Where Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA

A Walk in the Woods: A Look into Private Forests in PA and Beyond

When November 15, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The James C. Finley Center for Private Forests at Penn State is an academic facility focused on applied research, education, and engagement at the intersection of people and forests. On November 15, Interim Dean Laszlo Kulcsar will be joined by Allyson Muth, director of the center and assistant research professor, to discuss the importance of private forests to the Commonwealth and the eastern United States, the management opportunities and challenges, and the research and programs positively impacting their trajectory.

Poultry Science Club Annual Fresh Dressed Turkey Sale

When November 19, 2023, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where Pick-up location will be sent to those with accepted orders

The community is eagerly anticipating the club's upcoming annual turkey sale. For further information, please visit our website, conveniently located at the bottom of this page. It's important to note that pre-orders are a requirement for participation. The #1 category of birds is priced at $45, while the #2 category is available at a cost of $37. We are pleased to announce that the pre-sale registration form will be activated on October 20th, 2023, with the specific time yet to be determined. Pick up dates will be scheduled for November 19th, 2023.

Ice Cream Short Course 2024

When January 7, 2024 10:00 AM to January 13, 2024 9:00 PM
Where The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

Ice Cream 101: Introduction to Frozen Desserts

When January 26-28, 2024

Poultry Science Club End of Year Awards Banquet

When April 26, 2024, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where TBA

A wonderful way to end the school year and send off our graduates and get together with alumni, friends and family.

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