Explore how scientists are working to understand, decode, and help conserve the crucial biodiversity on which we depend.

The College of Agricultural Sciences Office for Research and Graduate Education is partnering with scientists across the college to showcase biodiversity research. Biodiversity refers to the incredible variety of life on Earth, from the tiniest microorganisms to the vast ecosystems that support them. It is this rich tapestry of life that sustains our planet and provides numerous benefits, including its crucial role in agriculture and food systems and the preservation of our natural resources. Learn about the role research plays in helping to ensure our future access to food, making our producers’ efforts more efficient and sustainable, and discovering how to make vulnerable species more resilient to climate volatility and increased disease and pest pressures.

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

  • Understanding the Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance of Wild Bee Pollinators - Daily at 10:30 a.m. 

  • Exploring Learning Performance and Reproductive Success in Farmland Songbirds - Tuesday 1:30 p.m.

  • Bacteria Township: An Exploration of the Microbial Communities Living in PA Soils - Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.

  • Soil Health and Soil Microbes, Panel Discussion with Ag Scientists -  Tuesday 2:30 p.m.

  • Current Projects and Facts About Bee Nutrition, Grozinger Lab Research Updates  - Thursday 10:00 a.m.

2024 Event Information

Dates

August 13, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 14, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 15 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

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

Directions

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2024 Event Information

Dates

August 13, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 14, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 15 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

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

Directions

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council