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.

Alumni Society Prepares Students for Career Day

October 3, 2017

Alumni and industry professionals shared valuable knowledge and expert advice on resume building and networking. The goal of the Ag Alumni Society hosted Career Workshop is to prepare students for Career Day. Students had the opportunity to attend a Resume Review Session, a presentation titled "The Art of Networking", and a heavy hors d'oeuvres Networking Reception.

Ag Live Tailgate Doors Open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18

September 27, 2017

Ag Live doors open at 12:30 p.m., come early to see the Penn State Cheerleaders and hear former Penn State wide receiver Gregg Garrity Jr. kick-off the live auction. Activities include a live and silent auction, photo booth with Penn State props, and the Nittany Lion! This year we will celebrate the Ag Alumni Society's 50th anniversary with a limited-edition Berkey Creamery Ice Cream flavor created just for the Society's anniversary.

Huddle with the Faculty: Worrying about Food - The Histories and Controversies of What We Eat

September 8, 2017

As a culture we obsess about food – is this ingredient toxic? Is this diet going to make me young and beautiful? Is this new supplement going to stop me getting sick? Join Dr. John Coupland on September 30 for this Huddle with the Faculty speaker series presented by the Penn State Alumni Association prior to home football games.

Student Internship Award

August 31, 2017

The Ag Alumni Society offers a competitive awards program to encourage undergraduate students to participate in internships. The society recognizes the importance of a planned on-the-job learning experience to adequately prepare students for today’s competitive job market. Guidelines and application process.

Discounted Football Tickets for Celebrate Agriculture Day on September 30th

July 12, 2017

Discounted tickets are available for the 3rd annual Celebrate Agriculture Day at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, September 30th, when Penn State takes on the Indiana Hoosiers.

2017 Ag Alumni Society Elections Announced

July 12, 2017

Five alumni began their terms on the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors on July 1, 2017. They were elected by members of the Ag Alumni Society for a three-year term ending on June 30, 2020. Congratulations to Lisa Rankin Kirby, Chad Cash, Caleb Wright, Laurel Paxton Rush and Ken Kane.

State Sen. Judith Schwank to receive Friend of Penn State Legislative Award

July 11, 2017

Pennsylvania state Sen. Judith L. Schwank, D-11th District, will receive the 12th annual Friend of Penn State Legislative Award for the significant role she has played in the continued improvement of Penn State.

Registration Open for the Ag Alumni Society 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Social

June 30, 2017

Celebrate 50-years of the Ag Alumni Society at the Ag Progress Days alumni and friends appreciation Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Join us for the unveiling of the Society's 50th anniversary Berkey Creamery Ice Cream flavor created exclusively for the Society!

Ag Alumni Society Election Ballot

June 1, 2017

Members of the Ag Alumni Society are invited to vote in the Society's annual board of director's election. Ballots must be cast by June 30th.

Ag Alumni Society 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Social

May 25, 2017

Celebrate 50-years of the Ag Alumni Society at the Ag Progress Days alumni appreciation Ice Cream Social with a special, one-of-a-kind Berkey Creamery Ice Cream flavor. Mark your calendars to attend the social on Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Red Barn Addition during Ag Progress Days at Rock Springs.

Animal Science Major Gabel Stands Out from the Herd

May 24, 2017

In Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, one animal science major was able to leverage academics, scholarship and internship programs as well as her alumni network to prepare for a career in dairy cattle genetics.

College alumnus Samuel Hayes Jr. selected as a 2017 Penn State Distinguished Alumnus

May 23, 2017

A resident of Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania, Hayes is a former secretary of agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a retired state representative. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural science and industry in 1964 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and his master’s degree in earth sciences in 1965 from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor presented by the University to its alumni.

Penn State Equine Program Alumni

May 23, 2017

Alumni interested in starting a Penn State Equine Program Alumni Group started a facebook page collecting over 250 followers and held their first meeting at the Penn State Quarter Horse Sale on April 29, 2017. They also raised $1,600 for the Ward Studebaker Endowment in 10 days that was presented at the sale.

2017 Outstanding Senior Recognized at the Spring Graduation Brunch

May 19, 2017

Jimmy Frisbie, an Immunology and Infectious Diseases major with a minor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Waynesboro, Virginia is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Senior Award which is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society and the Coaly Society. This award honors the senior who best balances outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and communication skills.

Advising Coordinator in Plant Sciences receives 2017 Excellence in Academic Advising Award

May 19, 2017

Tarrah Geszvain, advising coordinator for the Plant Science and Landscape Contracting majors in the Department of Plant Sciences, is the recipient of the college's 2017 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

2017 Spring Graduation Photo Albums

May 19, 2017

On May 7, more than 400 family, friends, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated the 2017 College of Agricultural Sciences graduates prior to commencement at a brunch held at the Snider Agricultural Arena. The brunch, hosted by the Ag Alumni Society, welcomes graduates into the alumni society family with a one-year complimentary membership.

Armsby Calorimeter Student Survey

March 23, 2017

Undergraduate students in the Community, Environment and Development capstone course are conducting a survey that will be helpful in the planning and curation of the Penn State Calorimeter.

Spring Graduation Brunch

March 16, 2017

The Ag Alumni Society invites spring graduates and their family and friends to the graduation brunch prior to commencement on Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Snider Ag Arena. Graduating seniors receive a complimentary ticket on behalf of the Ag Alumni Society.

Ag & History Tour

February 27, 2017

Join us on April 28 for a one-day motor coach trip to the Mercer Museum, Fonthill Mansion, and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, Pa.

What's in a Name? (Penn State Ag Science Magazine)

January 19, 2017

The names of some agricultural colleges have changed over the years to reflect who they are and those they serve. Should ours?

Big 10 Ag Alumni Reception in Washington, DC

January 12, 2017

Save-the-date: March 6 for the Big 10 Ag Alumni Reception in Washington, DC at the National Press Club. Registration coming soon.

Alumni Stories: Why We Give (Laura England '83)

January 11, 2017

Alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences share their reasons for giving back to the college and tell us why, years after graduation, they're still enjoying the benefits of their college experience.

Field of Streams

January 11, 2017

Josh Mulhollem, aquatic invasive species biologist and college alumnus, applies ecology and public outreach to control the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Katie Bergeman, Alumni Relations Intern

January 5, 2017

Katie is from Oley Valley majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and will graduate this May. The Alumni Relations Intern position focuses on collaborating with the Ag Alumni Society to create and foster opportunities for alumni and students to engage, network and connect.

Penn State Ag Science Magazine Survey 2016/17

January 3, 2017

We are continually working to improve the magazine and bring you the most relevant and engaging stories possible. Your input helps guide us in that process. Please take a moment to tell us what you think about the magazine and share your ideas about what you would like to see on our pages. The survey has 12 questions and will only take a few minutes to complete. For the most recent issue of the magazine, visit: http://agsci.psu.edu/magazine