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A new academic structure for the college was approved by the Board of Trustees in November 2011. Restructuring academic departments reduced their number from twelve to nine. The plan will formally take effect on July 1 of this year.

Letters and email from readers remind me of the lasting effects of Abraham Lincoln signing the Morrill Land-Grant Act in 1862 -- and how his actions continue to affect our lives today.

Three College of Agricultural Sciences faculty members, Nicole Brown, James Endres Howell, and Dan Stearns, talk about how their teaching methods help students succeed now and in the future.

Penn State Extension works with farmers and government agencies to help with renewed efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and make sure the latest research and technology is available to meet new regulatory challenges.

Three graduates of the College of Agricultural Sciences bring their education and expertise to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina to help keep the vision of George Vanderbilt II alive.

Larry Campbell and Jody Kull receive recognition from the Penn State Alumni Association.

Scott McAllister is elected as the new alumni society president.

Since 1986, more than 230 students have received over $126,000 in support of experiential learning in the college.

Gypsy moth caterpillars infected with baculovirus forfeit safety and stay in the treetops during the day because a virus gene manipulates their hormones to eat continuously and forego molting, according to entomologists.

Since the inception of the endowment in 1971, the society has awarded more than $281,000 in scholarships benefiting 327 students.

John Ewing is an assistant professor of agricultural and extension education and received his award from the Ag Alumni Society at spring commencement.

The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor presented to select alumni by the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Ag Alumni Society.

Join 31,000 alumni across the country through the Ag Alumni Society blog for news, updates, and more.

A one-day mentoring workshop provides an opportunity for students to meet and learn from accomplished alumni in their field of interest.

Join us at the Ag Arena with hundreds of ag alumni and friends before the Penn State/Nebraska football game.

The college will lead a nationwide network to monitor and maintain honey bee health as part of the Bee Informed Partnership, a five-year, $5 million program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture with partners throughout the country.

Denise Gardner, a sensory scientist for Vinquiry Enartis in Windsor, California, is the college’s new extension enologist to support Pennsylvania’s wine industry.