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

February 21, 2020

Penn State responds: App aids UN efforts to control Africa's locust infestation

Billions of locusts are tearing across East Africa, destroying crops and putting some 19 million people at risk of severe food insecurity. The United Nations has called for a rapid response to this food-security threat. Through a memorandum of understanding with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N., David Hughes, Penn State professor of entomology and biology and creator of PlantVillage, an initiative to empower farmers with agricultural knowledge and technologies, is answering this call.

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February 20, 2020

Turfgrass support fund to help ensure student success in, out of the classroom

To help turfgrass students with competitions, study abroad opportunities, club activities, conferences, workshops and more that help them to access the tools they need to be successful after graduation, William F. Randolph and Diane Randolph have created the William F. Randolph Turfgrass Support Fund in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

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February 19, 2020

How does flooding affect homeownership?

Flooding is the costliest natural disaster, according to environmental economist Katherine Zipp. Over the last 20 years, flooding has caused $500 billion in global damages. In that same time period, flooding in the U.S. caused $60 billion in damages, $45 billion of which has occurred in the past five years. Zipp is part of a team that is studying how floodplain damages affect long-term housing development in high flood-risk areas.

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February 18, 2020

Researcher to discuss how precision farming can meet growing food demand

Dana Choi, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, will present a talk on how intelligent systems are shaping the future of agriculture, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, in 233A of the HUB-Robeson Center.

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