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Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Helps Pennsylvania Agriculture Succeed

June 12, 2020

Watching the wildlife outside your window can boost your mental well-being, and it’s something lots of people have been doing a lot more of lately

Join in June!

June 9, 2020

Just join or renew your membership in the Alumni Association by June 19, and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win two half-gallons of your favorite Creamery ice cream.

Many factors may contribute to steep, decades-long muskrat population drop

June 9, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Muskrat populations declined sharply across North America over the last 50 years or so, and wildlife scientists have struggled to understand why.

Christina Grozinger named scholar-in-residence at Sustainability Institute

June 4, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Christina Grozinger, distinguished professor of entomology and director of the Center for Pollinator Research, has been named scholar-in-residence at the Sustainability Institute.

Penn State's 2020 Ag Progress Days

June 3, 2020

Penn State's 2020 Ag Progress Days exposition, which was scheduled for August 11-13, has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

‘Agriculture: Working for You’ series celebrates work of agricultural community

June 3, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Of the numerous tasks that must be done on her family’s 200-acre farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, one is “shear” fun for Christi Graver.

Keeping tabs on neighborhood wildlife may hook you on all the action

May 28, 2020

Watching the wildlife outside your window can boost your mental well-being, and it’s something lots of people have been doing a lot more of lately

International ag minor to celebrate anniversary with virtual reunion

May 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Since 1985, students in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have gained a larger world view through participation in the international agriculture minor.

Richart named outstanding senior by College of Agricultural Sciences

May 14, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Olivia Richart is the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award for the 2019-20 academic year in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Ag Live Partners with Professional Attire Closet

November 22, 2019

Registration closes Monday, November 25, 2019!

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.

Ag Sciences Career Day Registration Open

August 29, 2018

Mark your calendars for Penn State Ag Sciences Career Day, slated for Tuesday, October 9th at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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.