Learn more about the recent accomplishments of INTAD students.

Reflections on the Importance of Intellectual Diversity and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

March 23, 2018

Submitted by Christian Kelly Scott, a second-year dual doctorate PhD student studying Rural Sociology and International Agriculture & Development at Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.

Global Gallery gives snapshot of faculty, graduate research in world agriculture

March 21, 2018

Faculty and graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences illustrated how their research touches every corner of the world during the inaugural Global Gallery, a symposium hosted by the International Agriculture and Development dual-title graduate program (INTAD) and its student association.

2018 Future Leaders Forum

February 24, 2018

AIARD is pleased to announce that the application for the 2018 Future Leaders Forum is now available! As part of the annual Future Leaders Forum in Washington, DC, fellows attend the annual Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development conference and additional programming just for Future Leaders. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions.

INTAD Student Provides Technical Assistance to Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute

December 4, 2017

INTAD Student Spotlight: Julie Baniszewski

November 30, 2017

Cacao pioneers: Meet Penn State's Colombian Fulbright Scholars

October 23, 2017

Four new Fulbright Scholars, who arrived at the College of Agricultural Sciences in August, are looking to economics, sociology, and soil and plant science research for ways to put Colombia at the forefront of the world's cacao production. Under the guidance of faculty at Penn State, they will attempt to tackle some of the country's most pervasive issues, from education to production challenges and corruption.

World Food Prize: Grad students look forward to expanding knowledge at symposium

October 12, 2017

This year, two graduate students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, Ilse Huerta Arredondo and Celize Christy, will represent the University at World Food Prize events in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct.18-20.

Ag Sciences students to represent Penn State at World Food Prize Symposium

October 9, 2017

Five students enrolled in College of Agricultural Sciences programs will represent Penn State at the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue, one of the events planned during the annual World Food Prize International Symposium, Oct. 18-20 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Fieldwork Reflections: Picture of Kyrgyzstan

September 29, 2017

Latin America in 4-H Global Cloverbud Day

September 11, 2017

Participatory Food Security Studies: Christian Kelly Scott

September 6, 2017

Notes from the Field: Megan Wilkerson

August 8, 2017

As a dual-title doctoral candidate in Entomology and International Agriculture & Development, I dreamed of living in a developing country to offer my expertise and transform the deprived lived of marginalized small farmers. Funding from Penn State University and the USDA Norman Borlaug Fellowship afforded me the opportunity to spend a year in Ghana alongside cocoa farmers to document arthropod communities, conduct sociological investigations and test the effectiveness of pesticide replacements.

Tackling ‘Wicked’ Food Security Issues: Experiences from the US Borlaug Food Security Summer Institute

June 22, 2017

The 2017 U.S Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security at Purdue took place during July 4-17 bringing together 40 graduate students from all over the USA interested in areas of global food security. I was fortunate enough to be one of the 40 who were selected to represent the Borlaug’s vision of a world without hunger.

Author Roger Thurow Visits INTAD Capstone Course

April 26, 2017

INTAD Alumna Conducts Fieldwork in Indonesia

April 18, 2017

Sarah Eissler, Ph.D. candidate and INTAD alumna, shares her experience of developing an international research project and identifying appropriate funding sources.

Dual-title degree adds international flavor to Food Science graduate program

April 11, 2017

Food Science is the newest graduate program to join the INTAD dual-title degree program.

INTAD Competitive Grant Winners Announced

January 31, 2017

The International Agriculture and Development Competitive Grants Program provides an opportunity for graduate students enrolled in the INTAD dual-title degree program to conduct research in an international setting. Five student research projects were awarded funding in the Fall 2016 grant cycle.

INTAD Student Spotlight: Erika Pioltine Anseloni

January 30, 2017

Erika Pioltine Anseloni is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural Extension & Education and International Agriculture & Development at Penn State, who is passionate about communities and community development.

INTAD Student Speaks at World Cocao Foundation Meeting

December 5, 2016

Megan Wilkerson, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development, was featured in the Innovation Showcase at the World Cocoa Foundation Meeting in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

INTAD: A Life-Changing Experience

December 5, 2016

Sulav Paudel is a native of Nepal and graduated with a M.S. in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development at Penn State. Sulav has returned to Penn State to pursue a dual-title Ph.D. and shares his thoughts on why he returned.

INTAD Student Spotlight: Christian Man

December 5, 2016

INTAD student Christian Man part of Catholic Relief Services research team in Ethiopia.

INTAD Student Spotlight: Abou Traore

November 15, 2016

INTAD Student Spotlight: Asifa Hameed

November 1, 2016

Asifa Hameed is Fulbright fellow, public outreach officer, and Ph.D. student in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development at Penn State University.

INTAD Alumna Provides Agriculture Training for Syrian Refugees

October 29, 2016

Sarah Osmane, a recent graduate of the International Agriculture and Development Agriculture dual-title, is now serving as the Agriculture Officer at Concern Worldwide.

Penn State Faculty and Students Attend World Food Prize

October 23, 2016

INTAD Student Spotlight: Sulav Paudel

October 20, 2016

Sulav Paudel is a native of Nepal and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. dual degree title in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development at Penn State.

INTAD graduate Kristin Babbie cites Penn State experiences in a feature for NextBillion blog

October 19, 2016

INTAD Student Spotlight: Po An Lin

October 3, 2016

Po An Lin is a Ph.D. student in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development. He is currently studying the impact of drought stress on the interaction between plant feeding insect and their host plant, and trying to understand how insect saliva could potentially involve in these interactions.

Penn State begins new interdisciplinary Peace Corps fellowship program

September 14, 2016

Penn State and the Peace Corps have finalized a new partnership that will help returning Peace Corps volunteers pursue their graduate education in the School of International Affairs, Smeal College of Business, or the College of Agricultural Sciences.

INTAD Students Engage Community Through Farmers Market Outreach

July 27, 2016

INTAD/Plant Pathology graduate students Laura del Sol Bautista Jalon and Jennie Mazzone showcased research and answered gardening questions at North Atherton Farmers Market.



Melanie Miller Foster
106 Agricultural Administration Building

University Park, PA 16802



Melanie Miller Foster
106 Agricultural Administration Building

University Park, PA 16802