Hidden Diversity: How the evolution of saliva shapes taste and health

When October 28, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where Online

Omer Gokcumen, University of Buffalo

Students gain entrepreneurial experience through Harbaugh assistantship program

Several undergraduates in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have a ringside view in moving research from the lab to the marketplace thanks to a unique opportunity offered through the college’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation program.

Fall Turkey Harvest

WE HAVE JUST REACHED OUR MAXIMUM PRE-ORDERS FOR 2021. HOWEVER, WE ARE TAKING WAITING LIST ORDERS. SEE BELOW. Every fall the club harvest sell's' fresh dressed turkeys to the general public as our club's main fundraiser. The Poultry Science Club has again had to adjust how we complete this event in 2021. We are targeting birds for the 18-23 pound range again this year. The sale itself will be similar to last year in that we will have to take pre-order. But, pick up will be at a different location and in a timed manner on both Sunday the November 21st and Monday the 22nd. Also, there will be an electronic on-line form to complete to start the pre-order process. The form will become active at 8pm on October 20th. You will receive a confirmation of your order within 48 hours.

Food Prep Video Flash Cards posted 10-2021

Play this video for your participants so they can guess and learn the different food preparation terms and methods. It shows 51 items 4 times through, about 5 minutes per segment. First time it plays through without naming the food prep methods. You can give the answer sheet and let participants guess the cooking terms. Be aware, it moves fast! The second time (5:25) it plays with each term named, so participants can check their answers and fill in what they missed. The third (10:44) and fourth (16:03)times are a repeat of the first 2. If time permits you can let them just watch the first 2 segments then fill in answers and check on segments 3 and 4.

Food Preparation Video Flash Cards DVD

Participant answer sheet and instructor key. Link to video which is posted on Sharepoint.

The Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences

The Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences (PSEAS) has deep roots, blooming out of what was formerly known as the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences.

Life on Campus

You will quickly find a home at PSEAS 2022, as you get the chance to house on campus at Penn State University Park. We want to make sure you know all about life on a Penn State campus to make your time at PSEAS as comfortable as possible.

Scholar Handbook

With so many opportunities at the School for Excellence, we want to make sure you have all the information you need as you prepare to come to Penn State for PSEAS 2022!


PSEAS will host 4 weeks of outstanding experiences, a tradition grown from the roots of the program, formally known as the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences.

Program Information and Eligibility

The 2022 Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences will be hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Penn State University Park Campus from July 10 to August 5, 2022.

How to Apply

The Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences, an affiliate of the National Conference of Governor's Schools, will be hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Penn State University Park Campus. Applications will open November 1.

Theodore Alter, Ph.D.
Ag Live Tailgate

When November 20, 2021, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where Snider Ag Arena

Join the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society for our Ag Live Tailgate Celebration. As always, the festivities will include a charity auction like no other. All proceeds will benefit the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society scholarships and programming.

Penn State Poultry Science Club hosts annual turkey sale

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Poultry Science Club is again selling turkeys to members of the Penn State and surrounding communities just in time for delivery the week of Thanksgiving.

News and Announcements
Fulbright award recipient in College of Ag Sciences conducting research in Ghana

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In rural Ghana, where most rely on farming for survival, families face many challenges, including scarcity of food, running water and electricity.

Penn State student feels at home as a Beef-Sheep Center live-in worker

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Blair Steele’s father did not want her to work at Penn State’s Beef-Sheep Center during her freshman year at the University.

Grant to fund research on biological approach to manage soil pathogens and pests

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In an effort to boost the profitability and sustainability of organic specialty crop productions, a team of scientists is improving and optimizing a method for controlling soilborne pests and pathogens and promoting soil health that prevents oxygen from entering the soil.

Jim Finley: Forest protector, private forest center founder, professor emeritus

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jim Finley long will be remembered for his simple but powerful message: take care of the woods. And in conveying that idea to thousands of people across Pennsylvania and the nation over a five-decade Penn State career, the professor emeritus of forest resources persuaded many.

Food pantries essential for reducing hunger among middle-class in 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community food services played a critical role in helping Americans meet their food needs, especially during the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research by a team of economists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. They found that middle-class Americans benefited the most from these services, demonstrating a key role these programs can play in times of crisis.

Popular perennial flowering plants can attract diverse mix of pollinators

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Popular species of perennial flowering plants vary widely in their attractiveness to pollinators, but homeowners and landscape managers who select certain perennial cultivars can support a diverse community of pollinators in their own backyards, according to a new study from a team of Penn State researchers.

Laura Reddington, CRA
LAN Contact
Latinx Agriculture Network
Ginamaría Román Echevarría
Patreese Ingram, Ed.D.

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