College Connections

Your insider connection to all things Ag Sciences

College Connections is a monthly webinar series moderated by Dean Rick Roush and designed to give you a unique, inside perspective of the programs, people, priorities, and partnerships of the Penn State College of Ag Sciences. Join us the third Wednesday of every month from 1-2 p.m. to meet and interact with college personnel and guest speakers--and learn how the college is impacting Pennsylvania agriculture and communities across the Commonwealth.

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College Connections: The Grass is Greener at Penn State — A Behind-the-Scenes Look at our Center for Sports Surface Research

October 19, 2022

Dean Rick Roush will be joined by Andrew McNitt, Program Coordinator of the Turfgrass Science Major, Professor of Soil Science, and Director of the Center for Sports Surface Research. Dr. McNitt will discuss the diversity and prestige of our college turf program and his work with high schools and professional sports organizations around the installation, maintenance, and safety factors of both live and synthetic turf surfaces.


College Connections: The Inside Scoop on the Penn State Berkey Creamery

November 16, 2022

Dean Rick Roush will be joined by Tom Davis, Berkey Creamer Manager, and Jim Brown, Assistant Manager, who will provide the inside scoop on our world-renowned Penn State Berkey Creamery. From cow to cone, and everything in between, they will discuss the production, marketing, and sales of Creamery products as well as the history and legacy of this iconic Penn State facility.


College Connections: Connecting Kids - Extension's Flagship 4-H Youth Program

December 21, 2022

4 H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Dean Rick Roush will be joined by Josh Rice, Penn State Extension Assistant Director of Programs for 4-H, and Matthew Crutchman, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Programming, to discuss the status of 4-H in Pennsylvania and innovative youth programming to promote physical and mental health and social well-being.