The Ag Alumni Society plays a vital role in supporting the college, its students, and alumni programming. Stay up to date and learn more about all the exciting news and events happening in the college and with the Ag Alumni Society.

Pesticde Recertification Credits

July 3, 2020

Earn pesticide recertification credits from your own home or office with the Green Industry Pesticide Update Webinar Recording: Spotted Lanternfly Management. Registrants have the opportunity to earn Core (2 credits) and Category (2 credits) recertification credits while learning about the Spotted Lanternfly insect and Tree of Heaven weed.

Safe Summer Picnics

July 3, 2020

Make sure your plans for summer picnics consider safe food handling and social distancing practices to prevent your guests from becoming ill.

National Pollinators Month

June 26, 2020

National Pollinators Month in June encourages the planting of pollinator gardens of native, non-invasive pollen and nectar-producing plants. One of the most important ways you can help pollinators is by provisioning your yard with plants that provide pollen and nectar. To attract butterflies, you will also need to include a variety of larval host plants for caterpillars to eat.

New agritourism video series highlights women’s risk-management perspectives

June 25, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension has released a series of four short videos that offer the perspectives and experiences of five women farmers in Pennsylvania on how they manage risks associated with agritourism on their farms. The video series is designed to inspire other farmers to address these risks in their own businesses.

New members elected to Water Council

June 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) announced two new members of the Penn State Water Council. The new members, Shirley Clark and Susan Boser, were elected by their peers and will begin their terms on July 1, 2020.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program inducts six new fellows

June 22, 2020

The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) in 2020-21 will include six new fellows from Penn State.

Alumni Association announces new home for virtual programming

June 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn Staters, get ready to tune in.

Asian giant hornets currently not a concern for Pa., eastern North America

June 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Recent alarming news reports aside, Asian giant hornets — sometimes referred to, hyperbolically, as "murder hornets" — are not an immediate concern in the Northeast, nor are they likely to be for a long time, if ever, according to an entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Tuberculosis spread from animals to humans greater than previously thought

June 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The number of human tuberculosis (TB) cases that are due to transmission from animals, as opposed to human-to-human transmission, may be much higher than previously estimated, according to an international team of researchers. The results could have implications for epidemiological studies and public health interventions.

Master Gardeners grow interest in home gardening through Victory Garden series

June 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — During the early to mid-1900s, it was commonplace for families to have a garden in their backyard, not just as a means to grow their food, but also to show their patriotism by providing their excess harvest to war efforts.

Spotted Lanternfly Checklist for Residents

June 17, 2020

Environmental student’s internship fixes on climate action

June 12, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Leaving her footprint on the natural world — in a reduced-carbon kind of way — has been a long-held aspiration for Sarah Schanwald.

A message from Penn State President Eric J. Barron

June 12, 2020

College of Ag Sciences recognizes Shannon for excellence in academic advising

June 12, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tammy Shannon, academic advising coordinator for the environmental resource management program, has received the 2020 Excellence in Academic Advising Award from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

New institute to help address complex food-energy-water-land challenges

June 12, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The seed for Penn State’s Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Science was planted well before the COVID-19 outbreak. The concept had been growing in the College of Agricultural Sciences for about two years when the pandemic emerged.

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Helps Pennsylvania Agriculture Succeed

June 12, 2020

Watching the wildlife outside your window can boost your mental well-being, and it’s something lots of people have been doing a lot more of lately

Join in June!

June 9, 2020

Just join or renew your membership in the Alumni Association by June 19, and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win two half-gallons of your favorite Creamery ice cream.

Many factors may contribute to steep, decades-long muskrat population drop

June 9, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Muskrat populations declined sharply across North America over the last 50 years or so, and wildlife scientists have struggled to understand why.

Christina Grozinger named scholar-in-residence at Sustainability Institute

June 4, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Christina Grozinger, distinguished professor of entomology and director of the Center for Pollinator Research, has been named scholar-in-residence at the Sustainability Institute.

Penn State's 2020 Ag Progress Days

June 3, 2020

Penn State's 2020 Ag Progress Days exposition, which was scheduled for August 11-13, has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

‘Agriculture: Working for You’ series celebrates work of agricultural community

June 3, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Of the numerous tasks that must be done on her family’s 200-acre farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, one is “shear” fun for Christi Graver.

Keeping tabs on neighborhood wildlife may hook you on all the action

May 28, 2020

Watching the wildlife outside your window can boost your mental well-being, and it’s something lots of people have been doing a lot more of lately

International ag minor to celebrate anniversary with virtual reunion

May 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Since 1985, students in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have gained a larger world view through participation in the international agriculture minor.

Richart named outstanding senior by College of Agricultural Sciences

May 14, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Olivia Richart is the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award for the 2019-20 academic year in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

College of Agricultural Sciences stays connected with alumni during pandemic

April 18, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is staying connected to alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic by moving its monthly Alumni Society board meetings and other alumni activities online.

Ag Live Partners with Professional Attire Closet

November 22, 2019

Registration closes Monday, November 25, 2019!

2019 Armsby Honor Society Inductees

October 22, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored five of its graduates with 2019 Outstanding Alumni Awards.

Two Agricultural Sciences Alumni Awarded Alumni Fellow

October 22, 2019

Alumni Association to recognize distinguished Penn Staters on Oct. 23

Nominations Sought for the Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

September 12, 2018

Nominate a full-time instructor who is an outstanding teacher contributing significantly to undergraduate education in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

2018 Ag Alumni Society Elections Announced

August 29, 2018

Five alumni began their three-year terms on the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors on August 1, 2018. Congratulations to Marissa Dillon, Mike Flinchbaugh, Jody Kull, Susan McNulty-Atwater, and Ronda Roemmelt Sneider.

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