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.

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.

Ag Live Gold Sponsors

August 29, 2018

Thank you Gold Sponsors for your generous support of Ag Live and the students in the College of Agricultural Sciences - PA Preferred, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association.

College Recognizes Four with Outstanding Alumni Honor

August 29, 2018

Three alumni will be recognized with the College Outstanding Alumni Award and one alumnus will receive the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award on October 4, 2018.

Alumni in the News: Dick Booth '59 Ag Sci

August 29, 2018

Dick Booth ’59 (Agricultural Sciences) is a volunteer with four alumni groups, including the College of Agricultural Sciences and York societies and the Lancaster and York chapters.

Internship Award Applications - Deadline Extended to September 21

August 20, 2018

The Society recognizes the importance of a planned on-the-job learning experience to adequately prepare undergraduate students for today's competitive job market. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to September 21 by 4:00 p.m.

Alumni Ice Cream Social Photos

July 19, 2018

On August 14, alumni and friends at Ag Progress Days joined the Ag Alumni Society Ice Cream Social for a college update from Dean Roush and Society annual highlights from President Elect, Lisa Kirby.

Alumni in the News: Pickel Landscape Group

July 9, 2018

Mike Pickle '02 LSCPE, owner of Pickle Landscape Group along with Harrison Fritz '17 LSCPE, account manager, and Taylor Souders '17 LSCPE, sales assistant are highlighted in an article on recruiting student labor.

Help a Student Dress for Success

July 9, 2018

Have professional clothing you don't use anymore? Donate it to the Professional Attire Closet in the Bank of America Career Services Center at University Park and help Penn State students. Donations are professionally cleaned and given to students in need for interviews and career fairs.

From the Farmers' High School to The Pennsylvania State University

July 9, 2018

Penn State 2018 Distinguished alumnus Roger Williams discussed his new book “Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College", on June 26 as part of a Conversation with Colleagues Colloquium for alumni and friends hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Barbara H. Raphael Honored as a 2018 Distinguished Alumna

July 6, 2018

The Penn State Board of Trustees honored Barbara Howell Raphael '72 Ph.D. Food Science, along with eight Penn State alumni, with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to its alumni.

AEE Alumna Uses Degree to Build FFA Program in Georgia

June 6, 2018

Jillian Gordon, a 2015 Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences' graduate in agricultural and extension education, has been working to develop a national FFA chapter at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia. Written by: Kelly Jedrzejewski

College of Agricultural Sciences Celebrates Outstanding Students for 2018

June 6, 2018

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently recognized recipients of the Outstanding Senior Award and Outstanding Student Awards for the 2017-18 academic year.

Petrunak receives 2018 Excellence in Academic Advising Award

May 24, 2018

Dianne Petrunak, academic adviser for the Department of Plant Science, has received the Excellence in Academic Advising Award from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Alumna Named New Dean of Purdue College of Agriculture

May 24, 2018

Karen Plaut '83 M.S. Animal Nutrition is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

Newly Chartered Equine Affiliate Program Group

May 22, 2018

On May 19, the Ag Alumni Society approved the charter of the Penn State Equine Affiliate Program Group.

2018 Spring Board and Committee Meeting

May 22, 2018

On May 19, members of the Ag Alumni Society board came together to discuss current board activities and committees met to plan for next fiscal year.

2018 Spring Graduation Lunch Photo Gallery

May 11, 2018

On May 6, more than 450 graduates, family, friends, faculty, and alumni celebrated the 2018 College of Agricultural Sciences graduates prior to commencement at a luncheon at the Snider Ag Arena. The luncheon, hosted by the Ag Alumni Society, welcomes graduates into the alumni society family with a one-year complimentary membership.

Penn State Ag Sci Devotees' Gifts Endow Scholarship, Name Office in New Building

May 11, 2018

"I'm basically a farmer at heart," said 1964 and 1965 Penn State alumnus and Boalsburg resident John Graham. "I was raised on a dairy farm in southern Lancaster County, and I always had an interest in tractors and machinery."

Spring Graduation Lunch Video

April 24, 2018

Graduates and guests are invited to a special graduation luncheon prior to commencement from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on May 6, 2018. Graduates receive a complimentary lunch ticket and a special graduation gift from the Alumni Society. Register by May 1.

Five reasons to attend We Are Weekend, June 1-3

April 17, 2018

There’s something for every Penn Stater during the Alumni Association’s premier summer event. Registration is ongoing for We Are Weekend, to be held June 1-3 at Penn State's University Park campus, featuring plenty of fun, family activities, college events and a concert on the HUB lawn.

Penn State Dairymen's Club Releases 2018 Bottle Featuring 'We Are' Chant

April 16, 2018

The Penn State Dairymen’s Club has released the 2018 bottle, honoring the “We Are” cheer, made famous in Penn State athletics. The bottle features the words, “We Are … Penn State Dairymen’s Club.”

Food Science Alumna receives Georgia Association Teachers Award

March 27, 2018

The Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences has named Elizabeth Andress, professor of foods and nutrition in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), the organization’s Postsecondary Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year.

Ag & History Tour: Caputo Brothers Creamery and York History Center

February 27, 2018

Join us on a one-day trip on Thursday, April 26th as we travel by motor coach to the Caputo Brother's Creamery, the Agricultural and Industrial Museum and the Colonial Complex Museum in York, PA.

Penn State Berkey Creamery Has Good News to Share

February 22, 2018

The Creamery unveils packaging makeover and, for the first time ever, pint flavors will be available for sale online. Just a reminder that a portion of the proceeds from sales of THON Gold Ripple are donated to THON. Hope to see you at the Creamery soon!

We Are Weekend

February 20, 2018

Return to Penn State and create memories that will last a lifetime. Registration is now open for We Are Weekend, the Alumni Association’s premier summer event set for June 1–3, 2018. Tours highlighting the college include the Pasto Agricultural Museum Tour, Arboretum Tours, and the Beaver Stadium Tour (stadium field).

Spring Graduation Luncheon

February 15, 2018

Graduates and guests are invited to a special graduation luncheon prior to commencement from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on May 6, 2018. Graduates receive a complimentary lunch ticket and a special graduation gift from the Alumni Society.

Ag Alumni Society Strategic Planning Meeting

February 8, 2018

A productive day of strategic planning for the Ag Alumni Society board of directors was held on February 3, 2018 at the Nittany Lion Inn.