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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May 17, 2023

The Latest Buzz on Beekeeping and Pollinators

Dean Rick Roush is joined by resident expert Christina Grozinger, director of the Center for Pollinator Research and the Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology, to discuss all things pollinators. Learn about the importance of pollinators, what’s causing pollinator decline, and what you can do to help. They also discuss research collaborations across Penn State, as well as Penn State Extension and other outreach programs.

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April 19, 2023

Penn State Master Gardener Program in Pennsylvania

Associate Dean and Director of Penn State Extension, Brent Hales, is joined by Interim Master Gardener State Coordinator Andy Faust and Area Master Gardener Coordinator Valerie Sesler to discuss the program, training, and volunteer impacts of our Master Gardeners and how you could become one of them!

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March 15, 2023

Straight from the Horse's Mouth: The Latest from Penn State Equine Science

Adele Turzillo, professor and department head of Animal Science, is joined by Brian Egan and Burt Staniar, members of Penn State’s Equine Science Team for an engaging discussion of everything equine: from foals to the Quarter Horse Sale, feeding to exercise physiology research, 4-H to working with Pennsylvania’s horse community.

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February 15, 2023

Pasto Agricultural Museum: Connecting the Past and the Future

Dean Rick Roush is joined by Pasto Agricultural Museum Director Rita Graef to give a behind-the-scenes view of the museum, which features rare farm and household items dating from 4,000 BC to the 1940s, and the stories of the people who changed the course of agriculture.

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