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.

The Big Five-OH!

February 8, 2018

The college's Ag Alumni Society celebrated 50 years of friendship and success.

Penn State Ag Science Magazine Online

January 10, 2018

Check-out the online issue of the Fall/Winter 2017 AgScience Magazine and visit the Alumni News section to read about Leslie Pillen and the Student Farm, James Frisbie earning top honors while entertaining thousands at Penn State football games, and much more.

2017 Senior Sendoff Photo Gallery

December 8, 2017

The Ag Alumni Society congratulates and welcomes the 2017 December graduates into the Ag Alumni Society family. Graduates were invited to a Senior Sendoff in the Ag Administration Building and were presented with a graduation gift from the Ag Alumni Society. They also had a great time taking pictures with the Nittany Lion and Old Main backdrop as well as signs with their majors.

Ag Alumni Society Celebrates 50 Years of Presidents

December 8, 2017

As the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society celebrates 50 years, the current board of directors would like to thank the Presidents of the society for their leadership. From 1967 to 2017, the society has been led by 30 dedicated and committed alumni volunteers.

College of Agricultural Sciences Names 2017 Armsby Society Inductees

December 6, 2017

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has inducted seven alumni into the Armsby Honors Society. The society was created to honor individuals whose service, scholarship, teaching and philanthropy have demonstrated a profound commitment to the college. It is intended to recognize and encourage members’ continuing involvement in both the college and the alumni society.

Ag Alumni Society Surpasses Student Scholarship Endowment Pledge

December 4, 2017

With help from sponsors, alumni, and friends during the 2017 Ag Live Tailgate, the College of Ag Sciences Alumni Society raised $39,185. This enables the society to surpass their $200,000 Trustee Endowed Scholarship pledge two years early.

2017 Ag Live Alumni and Friends Tailgate Photo Albums

December 4, 2017

On November 18, more than 450 alumni, friends, and students celebrated prior to the Penn State football game at the Ag Live Tailgate held at the Snider Agricultural Arena.

Eight Selected to Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2018

December 1, 2017

On Nov. 10, the Penn State Board of Trustees selected eight Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. The following individuals have been officially notified of their selection by the Board and are invited to accept the award from the University in June 2018.

Internships Earn Awards for College of Agricultural Sciences Students

December 1, 2017

Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2017 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $1,000 stipend, was established to encourage students to participate in a credit or noncredit educational internship program that relates to their field of study.

Bowen, Bugbee Named College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Alumni

November 30, 2017

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has named Kira Bowen, professor of plant pathology at Auburn University, and Bruce Bugbee, professor of environmental plant physiology at Utah State University, as 2017 Outstanding Alumni. This award is the highest given by the college and recognizes high-achieving alumni with notable professional accomplishments who bring distinction to themselves, the college and the University.

2017 Ag Live Tailgate Gold Sponsors

November 9, 2017

Thank you Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association and PA Preferred Program for your generous support at 2017 Ag Live Tailgate Gold Sponsors. Sponsor proceeds directly benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship.

2017 Ag Live Tailgate Blue and White Sponsors

November 8, 2017

Thank you 2017 Ag Live Blue and White Sponsors for your generous support. Sponsor proceeds directly benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship.

Student Takes On Challenges, Earns Degree And Sets Sights On Medical School

November 8, 2017

"I can honestly say it would have been easier for me to climb out of a 100-foot well, though I would not have learned nearly as much." That is how Mannaa I. Mannaa, a native of Egypt, described his dream to attend Penn State, a journey that began when he stepped off a plane at University Park Airport on a frigid day in January 2005 and continues today as he pursues a goal of earning a medical doctorate.

Former Football Player to Kick-off the Live Auction

November 1, 2017

Come early to the Ag Live Tailgate to hear former Penn State football wide receiver Gregg Garrity Jr. kick-off the live auction as he talks about his experience as a football walk-on to scholarship recipient and how it impacted him.

Alumnus' gifts to support 4-H, Penn State Extension and agricultural engineering

October 18, 2017

Wayne Martenas '74 Ag Eng, a very active volunteer leader and philanthropic supporter of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, along with his wife, Marian McKeegan Martenas, have pledged $250,000 in current and future gifts through their estate, to be divided among a new endowment, an existing endowment, a new building and an existing scholarship fund.

Discounted Football Tickets for Penn State vs. Nebraska Game Selling Quickly - Call Today

October 4, 2017

Penn State Athletics is teaming up with the Ag Alumni Society to offer alumni and friends discounted football tickets on November 18 following the Ag Live Tailgate. To purchase tickets today, call Anthony Tate with Penn State Athletics at 814-865-5996 as soon as possible.

Celebrate Agriculture Day

October 3, 2017

College of Agricultural Sciences alumni and friends, including many from 4H, kicked-off the Penn State vs. Indiana Celebrate Agriculture Day by holding the American Flag during the singing of the National Anthem.

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.

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.