Schreyer Scholar works to develop sustainable solution to food insecurity

October 18, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Vancie Peacock grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, but always dreamed of being on a farm. When she was 4 years old, she said, she became a vegetarian because she didn’t want to eat animals.

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners support bee-monitoring project in Pa.

October 18, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The decline of bee populations across the United States has become headline news and is a cause of great concern. The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are doing their part to increase the baseline knowledge of bee biodiversity in Pennsylvania and to help identify changes in bee communities in the commonwealth.

Plant pathologists at Penn State head investigation into tar spot disease in Pa.

October 18, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Plant pathologists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are keeping a watchful eye on a corn disease new to Pennsylvania that has the potential to cause significant yield loss and reduce grain quality.

Penn State alumnus furthers agricultural education abroad despite pandemic

October 8, 2021

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering marks 100-year anniversary

September 27, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering has its roots in a global pandemic and will mark its centennial anniversary amid another — a unique organization bookended by unfortunate circumstances.

College of Ag Sciences senior finds path in environmental academics and action

September 27, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As a high school senior heading to Penn State, Elka Hoelsken wanted to pursue a degree in the University's Environmental Resource Management (ERM) program, which promised to feature hands-on learning and a comprehensive look at the environment.

Pasto Ag Museum offering 'Research Unplugged' events on October Thursdays

September 27, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Pasto Agricultural Museum will host three “Research Unplugged” presentations Thursday afternoons in October, featuring Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ faculty talking about their studies in entomology.

Trustees hear updates on Advocate Penn State, government relations strategy

September 21, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Office of Government and Community Relations (OGCR) is preparing for the year ahead as both the state and federal governments return from summer recess. Advocate Penn State, the University’s broad-based advocacy initiative organizationally housed in OGCR, shared its strategies and plans for 2021-22 today (Sept. 16) with the Board of Trustees Committee on Outreach, Development and Community Relations.

After 41-year Penn State career, plant science professor Kathleen Brown retires

September 3, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Kathleen Brown, professor of plant stress biology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, recently retired after a 41-year career during which she helped break new ground in root biology, had a profound effect on many students and played an important role in the Department of Plant Science.

Penn State centers collaborate on pollinator education project

September 2, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Kathy Hill, associate professor of education (science education) in the College of Education and director of the Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS), and Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Center for Pollinator Research (CPR), are leading a team that has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The grant will allow the team to partner with elementary school teachers in Pennsylvania to develop cross-disciplinary curricula to support their students in understanding pollinator research in the areas of food, agriculture and natural resources.

Opportunity for increased dairy competitiveness Pennsylvania ranks 7th nationally in total milk production

August 20, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Senator Elder Vogel, Chair of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, joined dairy leaders at Harrisburg Dairies today to highlight a new state law that strengthens dairy competitiveness in the marketplace by increasing consumer choice and reducing food waste. A recommendation of the Dairy Future Commission, Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 434 into law on June 30, 2021which offers milk sell-by date and best-by date labeling flexibility to dairy processors.

Halls deepen commitment to Arboretum with new gift

August 20, 2021

For longtime State College residents and Penn State alumni Dennis and Sandra Parker Hall, The Arboretum at Penn State holds a special place in their hearts due, in part, to all it offers not only to them as locals and volunteers, but also to the surrounding community and visitors from near and far. With that firmly in mind, the couple pledged a gift of $75,000 to name the future Fountain Garden Terrace.

Plant pathology professor receives Excellence in Teaching Award

August 20, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — María del Mar Jiménez-Gasco, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, received this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the American Phytopathological Society. The honor came during the group’s annual meeting, Plant Health 2021, held virtually Aug. 2-6.

Ag Progress Days

August 18, 2021

At the 45th annual Ag Progress Days, hosted by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, visitors enjoyed exhibits, presentations, and of course, milkshakes!

Butcher School

August 17, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Butcher School, offered by Penn State Extension, is now seeking applications for its second session, starting in January 2022.