Gamma Sigma Delta

About Gamma Sigma Delta

Gamma Sigma Delta is an honor society for agriculture and agricultural sciences.


  • the advancement of agriculture in all its phases,
  • the maintenance and improvement of the relations of agriculture and related sciences to other industries,
  • and the recognition of the responsibilities of those engaged in all aspects of agriculture to humankind.

Our Society seeks to encourage high standards of scholarship and worthy achievements in all branches of the agricultural and related sciences as well as a high degree of excellence in the practice of agricultural pursuits.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Penn State GSD New Member Nominations Due: January 29
  • Faculty Award Nominations Due: January 29
  • Abstracts for Research Expo Due: February 26
  • GSD Research Exhibition: March 23
  • Celebration of Excellence Ceremony: March 30

In the News

2020 Awards winners

  • 2019 Gamma Sigma Delta International Distinguished Achievement in Agriculture Award:
    Dr. Catherine N. Cutter, Department of Food Science
  • 2020 GSD Outstanding Research Award:
    Dr. Thomas L. Richard, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • 2020 GSD Outstanding Teaching Award:
    Dr. Megan Marshall, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • 2020 GSD Outstanding Extension Award:
    Dr. Kathleen Kelly, Department of Plant Science

 The 2020 outstanding College of Agricultural Science students are:

  • Senior
    Kyle Kulp, Ag Business Management
  • Junior
    Gillian Warner, Community, Environment, and Development
  • Sophomore
    Madeline Musser, Ag Business Management

In addition to the student above, it is important to recognize that excellence should not single out only individuals. We would like to recognize all of the juniors and seniors that would have been inducted into GSD this spring in the press release.