Countering Resistance

Science and policy can team up to solve antibiotic resistance.

Patreese Ingram

Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs

The Giving Trees

Private gift makes Penn State's wood collection one of world's largest.

Old Oak Reveals Local History

Like the lines etched into the skin of a centenarian, the rings displayed within a cross-section of a tree limb divulge hidden stories, stories of turmoil and stability, life and death.

A CRISPR Mushroom

A new gene-edited mushroom is changing the dialogue around GMOs.

Picky Eaters

On the menu: plants with nutrient-rich pollen.

Eye On the Chesapeake

Developing a strategy for Chesapeake Bay restoration.

Under Vaccinated

Only 34 percent of girls begin the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series, and among those, little more than half receive all three doses, according to a study by Shannon Monnat, assistant professor of rural sociology, demography, and sociology.

All Eggs Are Not Created Equal

A new study shows that eggs from small flocks are more likely to contain Salmonella.

Apples to Apples

Research in the college helps shape the apple industry.

Gender, Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment

Researchers from around the world land at Penn State to discuss gender and economic issues.


Researchers invent a foam material with multiple wound-healing capabilities.


Scientists and extension educators in the college battle invasive species.

Hivey Leaguers

Penn State Bee Research Pollinates the Next Generation of Scientists

Taste Of Research

College of Ag Sciences Undergraduates reap the benefits of hands-on learning in faculty labs.

Food Safety at Farmers Markets

In 2014, more than 8,100 farmers markets were listed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Consumers are eager for fresh produce straight from the farm, and according to Sam Watson, a senior majoring in food science and minoring in microbiology, most of them think the food is safer than that at grocery stores.

Charles R. and Ellen M. Krueger Undergraduate Research Endowment

Charles "Chuck" Krueger and his wife, Ellen Krueger, of Mesa, Arizona, have donated $50,000 to benefit undergraduate research programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Field of Streams

Josh Mulhollem, aquatic invasive species biologist and college alumus, applies ecology and public outreach to control the spread of aquatic invasive species.

A Legacy of Safety

Robert W. Knight III and his wife, Jacque, set estate plans to support the Nationwide Insurance Professorship.

Teach Ag!

Daniel Foster, assistant professor of agricultural and extension education, is the recipient of the college's 2016 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

Leading by Example

Building the Foundations for Leadership and Innovation Endowment

Alumni Society Endowment for Student Scholarships

In 2014, the College of Agricutural Sciences Alumni Society pledged $100,000 to create a new endowment in support of student scholarships. Now, the society is doubling down to enhance that fund and help more students with their educational expenses.

Katie Bergeman, Alumni Relations Intern
Then and Now

World War I (1914-1918) resulted in the deaths of 116,516 servicemen and wounding of 200,000 more. Women, too, suffered hardships. They served in the navy and the marines, as nurses, and in factories and government.

What's in a Name?

The names of some agricultural colleges have changed over the years to reflect who they are and those they serve. Should ours?

Outstanding Senior

Cara Boothroyd, a native of Endwell, New York, was named 2016 Outstanding Senior by the College of Agricultural Sciences. She also was chosen as the student marshal for the college's spring commencement ceremony.