Penn State Ag Alumni Society News

The Ag Alumni Society's mission is to connect, serve, and recognize alumni, students, and faculty by fostering relationships, commitment, and pride that characterizes our College. The society plays a vital role in supporting the college, students, and alumni programming. Alumni who graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences become members of the Ag Alumni Society automatically by joining the Penn State Alumni Association.

Ag Live Tailgate - Doors Open at 11:30am
November 18, 2013
Kick-off for the Penn State vs. Nebraska football game has been set for 3:30pm on Saturday, November 23. Doors open for the Ag Live Tailgate at 11:30am with festivities beginning at noon. Remember to bring your Tackle Hunger food drive donations which support Penn State's Pride Pantry!
Tackle Hunger food drive to support Penn State students
November 7, 2013
Bring your donations to Ag Live on November 23 and help us Tackle Hunger at Ag Live by packing the Penn State Puller's tractor. Our goal is to collect 500 pounds of donated items. All Tackle Hunger food donations benefit Penn State's Pride Pantry.
Exciting live and silent auction items up for bid at Ag Live
November 5, 2013
The Ag Live Tailgate will be held on November 23 prior to Penn State taking on Nebraska. The live and silent auctions are filled with great items like an RV tailgate package, football parking passes, autographed sports memorabilia, gift baskets, Penn State items, and much more!
Ag Live Blue Sponsors
November 2, 2013
Thank you Ag Live Blue Sponsors: Bell & Evans, Dole Mushroom, Knouse Foods and Alumnus Dan Loughner. Their generous support will help us raise funds for the Ag Alumni Society scholarship, internship award and alumni/student programming.
Ag Live 2013 Gold Sponsor - Alltech
October 31, 2013
Alltech has joined the Ag Live tailgate as a GOLD sponsor helping the Ag Alumni Society raise funds for student scholarships, internships, and other student/alumni programming. The Ag live tailgate will be held on Saturday, November 23 prior to the Penn State vs. Nebraska football game.
Ag Alumni Profile - Lauren Diebel '12 ERM
October 20, 2013
What is a recent graduate like Lauren Diebel ’12 ERM doing these days? She is an Environmental Technician at Dawood Engineering, Inc., with a lot of responsibility. Her degree and leadership experiences prepared her for the ever-changing environmental career path that it is today.
Register today for the Ag Live Tailgate on November 23
October 4, 2013
Share the excitement with hundreds of Ag alumni and friends at the Ag Live Tailgate on November 23, 2013 at the Snider Ag Arena. Festivities begin 3.5 hours prior to the Penn State vs. Nebraska football game kickoff. Join us for the live and silent auctions and celebrate with the Penn State Pep Band, cheerleaders and the Nittany Lion!
The Ag Alumni Society is now accepting nominations of candidates for board and committee member positions
September 27, 2013
Giving back to the college can mean a variety of things to each alumni -- speaking in a class, mentoring a student, providing an internship opportunity, financial support or serving as an Ag Alumni Society volunteer.
Ag Alumni Profile - Slade Peters '06 ABE
September 26, 2013
The sky is not the limit for Slade Peters, NASA Fluid Systems Engineer. A Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences degree can take you anywhere, and for Slade it involves launching vehicles and astronauts into space! He says that the most rewarding part has been to watch the space shuttles launch and get the astronauts back to Earth safely.
University honors alumna MeeCee Baker
September 24, 2013
MeeCee Baker '82, '94g Ag Education was honored along with twenty-one Penn State alumni for their outstanding professional accomplishments with the University Alumni Fellow Award. She is the chief operating officer and managing partner at Versant Strategies.
Ag Alumni Society approves charter of new alumni group
September 19, 2013
The Ag Alumni Society approved the charter of the newly formed Natural Resources Engineering Affiliate Program Group (APG). The goal of the group is to stimulate the continued interest of alumni of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, practicing in the field of Natural Resources Engineering.
Ag Advocate 25th anniversary celebration
September 18, 2013
The college's Ag Advocate program celebrated its 25th anniversary during the Alumni Lunch at Ag Progress Days. Roger Williams, the Executive Director of the Penn State Alumni Association congratulated current Ag Advocate students and Ag Advocate alumni on their years of service to the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Alumni on the job during Ag Progress Days
September 18, 2013
Naomi Knaub, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Whittney Trueax, Marketing and Promotional Writer spent an afternoon visiting with College of Agricultural Sciences alumni as they worked during Ag Progress Days. Check-out some of the great companies our alumni work for.
Mentoring Workshop
September 4, 2013
On October 8, accomplished alumni and leaders in the agriculture industry will share valuable knowledge and offer students expert advice on topics such as internships, networking, interviewing and soft skills. This is a perfect opportunity for students to prepare for Ag Career Day on October 22. Register now!
A sweet donation from Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market
August 20, 2013
For the third year in a row, Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market has donated apples to the Ag Alumni Society to give away at the alumni pavilion during Ag Progress Days. Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market in Hellam, PA is a family business with strong Penn State roots.
Ag Alumni Society Social at Ag Progress Days -- August 13
August 6, 2013
After a long day at Ag Progress Days, the Ag Alumni Society invites College of Ag Sciences alumni to relax and socialize with fellow alumni and friends of the college on Tuesday, August 13 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
Promote Your Company to Thousands of Ag Alumni!
August 5, 2013
Be a part of the excitement by aligning with the Ag Alumni Society and provide much-needed support to College of Agricultural Sciences students. Connect with hundreds of Ag alumni, friends, and students at Ag Live and gain high visibility with thousands of Ag alumni through online and print communications.
Save the Date for the Ag Live Alumni and Friends Tailgate
August 5, 2013
Join hundreds of Ag Alumni and friends at Ag Live on November 23 prior to the Penn State vs. Nebraska football game for food, fun, and fellowship!
Now Accepting Internship Award Applications
August 5, 2013
The Ag Alumni Society offers a competitive awards program to encourage undergraduate students to participate in internship experiences. The Society recognizes the importance of a planned on-the-job learning experience to adequately prepare undergraduate students for today's competitive job market.
Alumnus led students to national honors
July 22, 2013
Student group advisor, Dan Azzara '84g, '86 Ph.D. Food Science led the Food Science Product Development Team to win national honors at the Dairy Research Institute's New Product Competition. Azzara is the Alan Warehime Professor of Food and Agribusiness, Armsby Honor Society member and a former Ag Alumni Society board member.