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.

Nittany Lion Club Golf Tournament
September 23, 2011
Three College of Agricultural Sciences alumni participated with dozens of alumni, Penn State coaches, and student-athletes at the Nittany Lion Golf Tournament held at University Park on July 15. Steve Main '92 Poultry Technology and Management, Brian Kreider '97 Dairy and Animal Science, and Matt Molnar '04 Animal Sciences joined Drew Astornino, Derek Day, Michael Mauti, Joe Suhey, Russ Rose, Ron Vanderlinden, and Tim Curley at the inaugural Nittany Lion Club Golf Tournament and BBQ.
What do these places have in common?
September 23, 2011
American Chestnut Foundation, Lancaster Fine Foods, Department of Environmental Protection, Zawadi Fund International, Longwood Gardens, Rich Products Corporation, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, National Wildlife Federation, Butterball, LLC., and the Center for Dairy Excellence.
Update on the AG Futures Process
July 26, 2011
The AG Futures Process is designed to develop and implement a new business model for the college and address budget strategies in order to emerge as a stronger, more agile college well positioned to address the future. This process builds on the college strategic plan, which informs decision making and resource allocation.
Dean McPheron Visits Wilkes-Barre
June 25, 2011
Dr. Bruce A. McPheron, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences met with alumni and friends of the college at a reception in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Penn State Creamery Milk Bottle Collection
June 25, 2011
Located in the lobby of the Food Science Building, this is the most complete set of Penn State Creamery milk bottles. The collection dates back to 1904 and was donated by Darwin Braund '56 Dairy Science.
Welcoming New Graduates Into the Alumni Family
June 25, 2011
On May 14, 2011 almost 400 College of Agricultural Sciences students graduated and were welcomed into the alumni family by Ag Alumni Society President, Carrie Bomgardner '97 Dairy & Animial Science, '01 MBA Business.
Parents Of Graduates Comment On Graduation Brunch
June 25, 2011
"We thoroughly enjoyed the graduation ceremony and the brunch! What a lovely time to bring family and friends together along with faculty members and alumni to celebrate the recent graduates. We will never forget it. What a memorable event. Thanks so much!" -- The Fairbairn Family
2011 Traditional Reunion Weekend
June 25, 2011
Dean McPheron and Senior Associate Dean Christ spoke with more than 60 alumni and friends of the college today at an open house for reunion attendees.
Food Science Alumna wins University Award
June 25, 2011
Vivian Chang '01g, national accounts division manager for food safety and quality assurance with Tyson Foods was recently honored with the Penn State Alumni Achievement Award.
Passionate Forester and life-long Ag Supporter, Joseph E. Ibberson dies at 94
June 24, 2011
The College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office sadly announces the passing of Penn State Alumnus, Philanthropist, and friend, Joseph E. Ibberson. His love for the College of Agricultural Sciences began at the Mount Alto campus and spanned his 94 years of life.
Calkins Creamery providing much-needed support to Ag Live
June 24, 2011
For a second year, Calkins Creamery is supporting the College and our students as a White Donor at Ag Live 2011. Ag Live will be held on November 12, 2011 prior to the Penn State vs. Nebraska football game.
Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Group Conference
June 24, 2011
Are you a seasoned group leader looking for new ideas? Are you a new board member with lots of enthusiasm and questions? Are you an admissions volunteer looking for the latest University update and an opportunity to network with affiliate groups in your area? Are you a member of a chapter looking to take your involvement to the next level?
The third webinar in the APG Webinar Series presented
June 23, 2011
The Alumni Society presented the 3rd webinar in our webinar series on April 29. Jerry Rundle from the Food Industry Group gave a presentation on their Industry Day Program for current students and talked about successful industry, alumni, and student interaction.
Leslie N. Firth Named 2010 Outstanding Alumni Council Member
June 23, 2011
Leslie N. Firth, former senior extension agent and director of cooperative extension in Mercer County, is the recipient of the 2010 Penn State Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Council Member Award. Firth received a bachelor's degree in animal husbandry in 1958, a bachelor's and a master's degree in agricultural economics, all from Penn State.
Engaging Industry, Alumni, and Students
June 23, 2011
The Alumni Society will be presenting the 3rd webinar in our webinar series on April 29 at 10:00 am.
Graduate Intern Opportunity
June 23, 2011
The forthcoming expansion of's web and mobile services to gardeners, landscapers and farmers has created an exciting internship opportunity.
Join the Society
June 23, 2011
We invite you to become a significant part of the Ag Alumni Society tradition by joining the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA.)
Giving to the College
June 23, 2011
Alumni, friends, and corporate partners have made investments in the College of Agricultural Sciences giving us one of the largest and most successful scholarship programs at the University.
Connect with Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State
April 5, 2011
Connect with Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) students and fellow alumni on Facebook.
City Lights "The Naked Truth: Why Humans Have No Fur"
April 3, 2011
Penn State's alumni and faculty are featured in City Lights programs, a series of cultural and educational events sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association in cooperation with Penn State's colleges and alumni groups. Dr. Nina Jablonski describes how and when we evolved into hairlessness and how we have compensated for the absence of insulating, protective, and socially expressive fur.