Unique problems require unique solutions. The college offers various professional and diagnostic services at our state-of-the-art labs on the University Park campus to help you get the information you need to make informed decisions.

  • Agricultural Analytical Services Lab can assist you with soil, manure, biosolids, compost, and media testing as well as plant tissue testing.
  • The Animal Diagnostic Lab is a nationally recognized veterinary diagnostic laboratory committed to the health of animals.
  • The E. coli Reference Center is one of the largest repositories of Escherichia coli strains in America and performs diagnostics for E. coli, including determining the pathogenicity of the organism.
  • The Food Science Pilot Plants provide cutting-edge means to evaluate new ingredients, formulations, and processes for a variety of items such as dairy, fruits, vegetables, powders, and confectionery products.
  • The Land Analysis Lab specializes in the use of GIS and related advanced geospatial/information system technologies for environmental assessment, agriculture, and land management and planning.
  • The Sensory Evaluation Center puts scientific measurement to the sensory properties of food, allowing us to better understand the impacts of ingredients, processes, packaging, and more.

College Relations Office


229 Ag Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802