Researchers get USDA-NIFA grant to study corn-soil fungi interactions, symbiosis

A team of Penn State plant scientists has received a grant of nearly $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the interactions between corn and soil fungi, with the aim of boosting crop resilience and production.


The Fall 2023 Officers for the Poultry Science club. Feel free to contact any of the officers if you have questions about the club or are interested in joining.

Macy Grove
Meet the Ag Advocates
Lydia Periconi
Lindsey Fanton
Leah Welk
Leah Ward
Poultry Science Club Annual Fresh Dressed Turkey Sale

When November 20, 2022
Where Pick-up location will be send to those with accepted orders

The community looks forward to the annual sale. Go to the web page at bottom of this page for more information. Pre-orders are required.

Fall Turkey Harvest

2022 Turkey sale is quickly approaching and final plans are taking shape. Every fall the club harvest sell's' fresh dressed turkeys to the general public as our club's main fundraiser. The Poultry Science Club plans to manage the sale in the same manner as we did in 2021. We have heard our customers and have started our birds later this year to bring down the average bird weights. We are targeting birds for the 16-19 pound range this year. The sale itself will be similar to last year in that we will take pre-orders and pick up will ONLY on Sunday November 20, 2022. There will be an electronic on-line form to complete to start the pre-order process. We hope to have the form go live at 12:00 NOON on October 14th, 2022. You will receive a confirmation of your order within 48 hours.

Ethan Glenn
Emily Betler
Connor Hoffner
Clayton Wagner
Claire Twomey
Cheyenne Bastian-Brown
Brandon Bixler
Benelli Risser
Avery Geiger
Abby Kaelin
College Connections: The Inside Scoop on the Penn State Berkey Creamery

When November 16, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where Online

Dean Rick Roush will be joined by Tom Davis, Berkey Creamer Manager, and Jim Brown, Assistant Manager, who will provide the inside scoop on our world-renowned Penn State Berkey Creamery. From cow to cone, and everything in between, they will discuss the production, marketing, and sales of Creamery products as well as the history and legacy of this iconic Penn State facility.

College Connections: The Grass is Greener at Penn State — A Behind-the-Scenes Look at our Center for Sports Surface Research

When October 19, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where Online

Dean Rick Roush will be joined by Andrew McNitt, Program Coordinator of the Turfgrass Science Major, Professor of Soil Science, and Director of the Center for Sports Surface Research. Dr. McNitt will discuss the diversity and prestige of our college turf program and his work with high schools and professional sports organizations around the installation, maintenance, and safety factors of both live and synthetic turf surfaces.

Erickson Discovery Grants - Application Period Opens in October

The Erickson Discovery Grant is an undergraduate research award, designed to provide summer funding to start, continue, or finish an independent project.

Stakeholder Engagement Science and Practice

Working to understand and improve collaborative governance effectiveness, outcomes, and impacts in order to create more equitable and sustainable systems to manage natural resources.

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