Business and Industry

Together, we are better.

When academia and industry partner in meaningful ways, the benefits to Pennsylvania’s farms, economy, citizens, communities, and natural resources are multiplied.

College Relations helps create productive, engaging, and even inspiring connections among ag-related businesses and organizations and our faculty, staff, and students. We convene around important topics, advocate for the college’s research and extension efforts, and create shared knowledge about college programs, activities, and opportunities.

College News

March 1, 2021

Grant aimed at developing corn cultivars that grow deeper, stronger roots

Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study a novel root trait that may lead to corn cultivars with enhanced drought tolerance and carbon sequestration through the growth of roots able to probe deeper by punching through hard, compacted soils.

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March 1, 2021

New study examines importance and unique characteristics of U.S. female farmers

While women can be drawn into farming for many reasons, researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have found that female-owned farms in the U.S. are more common in areas that are closer to urban markets, that engage in agritourism activity, and that offer greater access to childcare.

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February 26, 2021

Penn State announces 16 Fulbright Student semi-finalists for 2021-22 award year

Penn State will have 16 students representing the University during the final round of selections for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program’s 2021-22 award year. Final decisions for the 2021-22 award year will be announced later in the spring semester.

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February 26, 2021

Poison Prevention Program goes virtual in 2021 under the watchful eye of Mr. YUK

The Penn State Extension Master Gardener and Pesticide Education programs will deliver poison prevention education virtually this year to first-grade students across the commonwealth.

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