Interview: Rachel Cloninger

As the new animal science advising coordinator, Rachel Cloninger is helping students in the Department of Animal Science achieve success.

This Tomato Wants to Be Your Valentine

If you're in love with the idea of sweet, firm, antioxidant-rich--and award-winning--tomatoes that will perform well in your garden, a researcher in the College of Agricultural Sciences has just the variety for you.

Happy Home, Happy Chickens

An increasing number of today's consumers are scanning egg cartons for the words "cage-free," "natural," "free-range," and the like.

Talking Turkey

Millennium Scholar presents heritage turkey research.

Bitter Pit

In a development that could prevent millions of dollars' worth of wasted fruit annually, researchers in the college developed a test to determine whether "bitter pit"--a disorder that blindsides apple growers by showing up weeks or months after picking--will develop in stored Honeycrisp apples.

Rooting Out Better Yields

Root discovery may lead to crops that thrive in nutrient-poor soil.

Mom was right, eat your broccoli

For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have "bad" news: the vegetable may help promote a healthy gut.

For the Love of the Bean

Craft chocolate--made with fine-flavor cacao beans--is gaining a fast following.

Ramp It Up!

College researchers take a new look at the commercial market for a perennial favorite.

Fueling Change in Africa

Wood fuels are key to easing food insecurity and creating economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa.

Investing in education may help boost economic opportunities for the next generation

According to economists in the college, investing in public education can lead to more upward economic mobility and lower teen pregnancy rates, as well as provide a way to ease income inequality.

Tiny Tyrant

Researchers find a virus that inhibits the immune responses of caterpillars and their host plants and boosts plant yields.

Appetite For Destruction

Penn State researchers and extension educators mobilize against an invasive pest that's taking a bite out of Pennsylvania.

Clean Water in the Age of Chemistry

Research and education are key to ensuring healthy aquatic ecosystems and a safe drinking-water supply.

Then and Now

In this picture from 1916, Dr. Ralph Watts, dean of the College of Agriculture, speaks from atop one of the college's cattle barns to visiting farmers and families about the advancements in agricultural technology, especially from research conducted at Penn State.

The Generation of the Agripreneur

Over the past five years, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in the College of Agricultural Sciences has been transforming the way students and faculty members do research--moving great ideas and solutions from the lab to the market.

Saving the Bay

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences takes a lead role in cleaning up the Chesapeake