Alumnus Hunter Swisher testing a soil-amendment product called RhizoSorb, the first product of the Penn State startup Phospholutions, which Swisher launched while a plant sciences undergraduate.

Alumnus Hunter Swisher testing a soil-amendment product called RhizoSorb, the first product of the Penn State startup Phospholutions, which Swisher launched while a plant sciences undergraduate.

Build a brighter future—today.

Solve our most challenging problems. Unlock new possibilities. Bring your vision to life. Make entrepreneurship and innovation a part of your Ag Sciences experience.

“Proceed as if success is inevitable.” —Unknown

Innovation in agricultural sciences is essential to:

  • Economic prosperity in Pennsylvania
  • Solving unprecedented global challenges to feed people and sustain life through agriculture, food, and biorenewables
  • Fulfill Penn State’s modern land-grant mission

Become an innovator with an entrepreneurial mindset:

ENVISION a solution, take action to MAKE IT HAPPEN, achieve IMPACT.

Pitch your Ideas by competing in the Ag Springboard student pitch contest.

Study entrepreneurship and innovation as an undergraduate student. Explore the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor (Food and Bio-Innovation) and entrepreneurship courses.

“Things don’t get better if we don’t have a constant flow of people coming up with new ideas and trying them out.” —Anne Hoag, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor