The Mighty Microbiome

Researchers in the college aim to put microbes to work to improve our health and environment.

Teach Ag!

The college's Agricultural and Extension Education major is growing the future of education.

Defense Mechanism

Researchers in the college analyze tens of thousands of animal samples a year, searching for pathogens that have the potential to cause deadly pandemics and billions of dollars in losses.

Snapshot: Walking the Cattle

Freshman Clayton Wagner, AgriBus, is up early most mornings to check in on Penn State's beef cattle at Haller Farm.

The Interview: Brent Hales

The new director of Penn State Extension continues to fulfill his dream of helping communities.

Collaboration Zone

A new building to house Animal Science and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

Bay Watch

Researchers find a way to cut costs without cutting corners to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake bay.

Hop Farms Are Hoppin'

Craft beer boom linked to record number of U.S. states growing hops.

Seaweed Feed

A seaweed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions.

Daddy Daycare

Researchers reveal why some songbirds care for the wrong kids.

Sweet Pretender

Adding vanilla to sweetened milk makes consumers think the beverage is sweeter, allowing the amount of added sugar to be reduced, according to researchers in the college who will use the concept to develop a lower-sugar chocolate milk for the National School Lunch Program.

Mosquitoes, Beetles, and Leaky Guts
Last Chance for Ash

Research shows some ash trees are resistant to invasive beetles.

Harboring the Enemy

Foodborne pathogens can be sheltered by harmless bacteria in food processing plants.

Uncovering Roots

Technology enables visualization of crop roots.

Food Waste Nation

Researchers identify which Americans are wasting the most food.

Bovine TB Test

A new bovine tuberculosis test may improve vaccination programs throughout the world.

Planting Green to prep for a Wet Spring

Allowing cover crops to grow two weeks longer in the spring and planting corn and soybean crops into them before termination is a strategy that may help no-till farmers deal with wet springs, according to researchers in the college.

Enduring Legacy

Lester Griel retires after 54 years of teaching and mentoring in the college.

Minority Alumni Inspire

Students learn about career pathways and receive advice from alumni at open forum.

On Top of Her Game

Victoria Herr honored with Outstanding Senior Award.

Jack Storer Named Distinguished Alumnus

Forestry graduate receives Penn State's highest alumni honor for his commitment to the University.

Gonzalez and Zallie Named Alumni Fellows

Two alumni from the college join the ranks of Penn State's finest.

The Last Word: Five Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

It's common for people to focus on their health at the start of the year. But few consider the well-being of the microbes that live inside the human gut--the microbiome--which are vital to an individual's good health.