Join scientists to explore how climate-smart research is helping us to build a more profitable future for agriculture and forestry with cutting-edge technologies and innovative methods.

College of Agricultural Sciences Office for Research and Graduate Education is partnering with the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Science to showcase current research results from multiple studies involving Climate-smart initiatives in agriculture and forestry. Climate-smart agriculture and forestry is a solution-oriented approach to growing and sustaining food and resources. The "smart" part of this approach is developing efficient ways to increase both productivity and profitability. To do this, researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences are using cutting-edge technologies and innovative methods to grow more resilient crops and forests, to quantify the environmental benefits that can be gained, and to open new market opportunities for producers and land managers.

Short talks will be provided in the College Bldg. Theatre on featured topics.

    •  Precision Technologies for Crop Production - Long He, Assist. Prof. of Ag and Biological Engineering; and Francesco Di Giola, Assist. Prof. of Vegetable Crop Science, Penn State
      • Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2:30 p.m.

    • Tools to Write your Own Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control Plan - Jennifer Fetter, Danielle Rhea, and Jennifer Weld of Penn State Extension Team
      Wednesday, Aug. 10, 10:00 a.m. 

    • Climate Impact on Pollinators - Gabriela Quinlan, NSF Postdoc Research Fellow in Entomology, Penn State
      • Wednesday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. 
    • Forest Carbon and Markets: Opportunities and Extension Programs - Melissa Kreye, Assist. Prof. of Ecosystems Science and Management, Penn State  
      • Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:00 a.m.

    • Agroclimate Change in PA and the Northeast: Implications for Climate-Smart Practices and Shared Co-Benefits Meetpal Kukal, Assist. Research Prof. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Penn State
      Thursday, Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.
    • Opening the Soil Black Box - Estelle Courdeau, Assist. Prof. of Soils and Environmental Microbiology  
      • Thursday, Aug. 11, Noon

    2023 Event Information


    August 8, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    August 9, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    August 10 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
    2710 W. Pine Grove Road
    Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865


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