The Latest Buzz on Beekeeping and Pollinators

May 17, 2023

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.

Penn State Master Gardener Program in Pennsylvania

April 19, 2023

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!

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

March 15, 2023

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.

Pasto Agricultural Museum: Connecting the Past and the Future

February 15, 2023

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.

Farm Show Town Hall on the State of Pennsylvania Agriculture

January 10, 2023

Dean Rick Roush is joined by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding to discuss the current state of Pennsylvania agriculture, including emerging issues and opportunities.

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

December 21, 2022

A discussion with Josh Rice, Penn State Extension Assistant Director of Programs for 4-H, and Matthew Crutchman, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Programming.

The Inside Scoop on the Penn State Berkey Creamery

November 16, 2022

Senior Associate Dean Stephen Loerch is joined by Berkey Creamery Manager Tom Davis and Assistant Manager Jim Brown.

The Grass is Greener at Penn State: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our Center for Sports Surface Research

October 18, 2022

Dean Rick Roush is joined by Andrew McNitt, Program Coordinator for the Turfgrass Science Major, Professor of Soil Science, and Director of the Center for Sports Surface Research.

Tricks to Avoid Getting Sick from a Tick

September 21, 2022

Dean Rick Roush is joined by expert Erika Machtinger, assistant professor of Entomology, to discuss the latest research and information on common ticks and tickborne diseases in Pennsylvania and best practices for how to avoid them.

Ag Progress Days Town Hall

August 9, 2022

Town hall session with Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding and Rick Roush, Dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in PA – What You Should Know

July 13, 2022

A discussion with: John Boney, Vernon E. Norris Faculty Fellow of Poultry Nutrition and Assistant Professor of Poultry Science; Justin Brown, Assistant Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences; and Megan Lighty, Associate Clinical Professor, Avian Diagnostic, and Outreach Veterinarian.

Research on Automation and Robotics in Agriculture

June 15, 2022

Dr. Long He, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

Utility-Scale Solar Energy: Considerations and Impacts

May 18, 2022

A discussion with Tom Murphy, Director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, and Darrin Youker, Director of State Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Follow the Carbon: Re-envisioning the Bioeconomy

April 20, 2022

A discussion with Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Tom Richard and Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Management Melissa Kreye

Recruiting and Training the Next Generation of Ag Professionals

March 15, 2022

A discussion with representatives of the Office for Undergraduate Education in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

The Science of Winemaking and Grape Growing

February 16, 2022

A discussion with Ryan Elias, Professor and Associate Head of Food Science; Misha Kwasniewski, Assistant Research Professor of Fermented Beverage Science and Technology; and Rick Roush, Dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

Town Hall Discussion - The State of Pennsylvania Agriculture

January 19, 2022

A discussion with Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding.

From Innovation To Commercialization - Putting Research To Work

December 15, 2021

A discussion with Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Dr. Dan Azzara, John and Patty Warehime Entrepreneur-in-Residence Dr. Maria Spencer, Research Professor for the Department of Entomology Dr. Nina Jenkins, and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Dr. Ali Demirci.

Meet and Greet New Members of College Leadership Team

November 17, 2021

A discussion with Dr. Blair Siegfried, Associate Dean for Research, and Dr. Suat Irmak, Department Head of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

Taking Ag Sciences Global

October 20, 2021

A discussion with Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist in USAID's Bureau for Resilience and Security, and Deanna Behring, Assistant Dean and Director of Penn State Ag Sciences Global.

Modern Genetic Approaches to Advance Agriculture and Human Health

September 15, 2021

A discussion with Rick Roush, Dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Jason Rasgon, Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology, and Mark Guiltinan, Professor of Plant Molecular Biology.

Ag Progress Days Town Hall: A Discussion on the PA Ag Economy

August 10, 2021

A conversation with Rick Roush, Dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, and Russell Redding, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

The Spotted Lanternfly: Where We Are and Why It Matters

July 21, 2021

A discussion with Julie Urban, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology, and Jillian Stevenson, Associate Director of College Communications

Ag Workforce Development: Enhancing Non-Credit Training And Credentials

June 16, 2021

Hosted by Dean Rick Roush and featuring: Sara Gligora, Pa Department of Agriculture Special Assistant for Workforce Development; Dan Eichenlaub, President of Eichenlaub, Inc. and Team PA Agriculture Advisory Board; and Jonathan Campbell, Associate Professor and Instructor for Penn State Extension Butcher School.

Water Quality Partnerships: The Ripple Effect

May 19, 2021

Dean Rick Roush, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell, DEP Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program Office Jill Whitcomb, and Matt Royer, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center explore how Pennsylvania is implementing innovative solutions and partnerships to support a vibrant agriculture sector while meeting water quality goals for the Commonwealth’s rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay.

Advancing Adaptability and Sustainability

April 21, 2021

A discussion with Penn State Ecosystem Science and Management Department Head Bradley Cardinale and Karen Fisher-Vanden, Director of The Institute for Sustainable Ag, Food, And Environmental Science.

Vaccination Hesitation?

March 17, 2021

A discussion on human health, animal health, and vaccine development. Suresh Kuchipudi, Clinical Professor, Head of Microbilogy, Penn State Dept of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and Troy Sutton, Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

News and Views from Penn State Animal Science

February 17, 2021

Dean Roush is joined by Dr. Adelle Turzillo, head of the Penn State Department of Animal Science, and Steve Loerch, Senior Associate Dean and Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education.