Think Again Blog

Think outside the office. With a degree from Penn State Ag Sciences, you can spend your days exploring fields, forests, and waterways all over the world. Get a weekly student perspective about life on campus.
A typical view in the mountains of New Zealand
April 8, 2013

Frank's friend Sara Mueller, a Wildlife and Fisheries Science major, takes a field trip as part of her semester studying abroad in New Zealand.

April 6, 2013

The Penn State Ag Ball is held annually every spring. Members are recognized for community service projects and various club events.

Penn State Extension educators at work during our college's annual Ag Progress Days event
March 29, 2013

Frank provides a glimpse of all the College of Ag Sciences does for the state, nation, and world.

March 25, 2013

During my spring break I was given the opportunity to extern at Leg Up Farm, just outside of York, Pa. Watch the video to learn what I did on my externship! --Arika

March 22, 2013

One of Frank's friends from ERM, Emily Bachner, shares her experiences from ERM 499A, an embedded study abroad course to Costa Rica.

March 15, 2013

Frank met with Derek James, our college’s new Coordinator of Multicultural Programs. Here are a few of the questions he asked him.

Dr. Troy Ott
March 12, 2013

Arika sits down with Dr. Troy Ott to talk about his career, opportunities in reproductive physiology, and why it’s great to be a Nittany Lion!

Sarah Erdlen poses in one of the many gorgeous locations in Costa Rica during last year's ERM Spring Break trip.
February 28, 2013

Here's a snapshot of a few of the interesting trips Ag Sci students can take during spring break!

Courtney (front center) rocks the Four Diamonds sign with her dance partner Danielle Hofheinz (immediate right) and their THON family, the Brobst family
February 21, 2013

Courtney Norjen, a Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major, reflects on dancing in THON and the great experiences that came with it this year.

February 13, 2013

Arika talks about Collegiate Cattlewomen, an organization that promotes the cattle industry, both dairy and beef alike, and the national conference she attended as a member.

February 7, 2013

Here's a glimpse of an awesome student housing option our college offers: EARTH House.

February 5, 2013

Meet our newest ThinkAgain blogger, Arika!

Here's a picture of the family Penn Staters from our last Christmas party. Yes, that's a Snuggie I'm wearing.
February 1, 2013

Frank shares memories of his family and growing up with Penn State.

January 31, 2013

Here's a glimpse of Farm Show that Frank caught on his very first visit to the show!

Here I am in the butterfly tent holding a Monarch butterfly!
January 21, 2013

Jena visits the butterfly tent at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and discovers one of the show's small wonders.

Here I am, camera and all, recording the results of the 2013 Market Goat Show in the Small Arena.
January 18, 2013

Jena recounts her experience interning with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as a Farm Show press intern.

January 6, 2013

Learn more about one of the many active organizations within the College of Ag Sciences-- the Dairy Science Club!

Urban Garden in Redifer, South Food District, is a yummy create-your-own salad option that utilizes locally grown produce!
December 17, 2012

Learn about some local and organic food options right here in the dining halls!

Dr. Brandt showing us how to tackle the calculations in our lab
December 12, 2012

A followup to his "Field Tripping" Blog, Frank looks back on a semester of ASM 327, a class that made him look at soil and water resource management in a new way.

Amanda Hofstaedter (junior, Food Science) studies for a Horticulture 101 exam outside of the Berkey Creamery.
December 10, 2012

So it’s that time of the semester again… Finals Week. Before you have a cow over the several exams you have to take in the next week or so, take a moment to look over some advice I’ve compiled from your Fall 2012 bloggers and guest bloggers.