Blair Siegfried
Patreese Ingram, Ed.D.
Ruth Mendum
Melanie Miller Foster
Tameria Veith
Noel Habashy
Richard Roush
Tracy Hoover, Ph.D.
Deanna M. Behring
Stephanie Buechler
Spotted lanternfly experts share what research has uncovered about the pest

Since the spotted lanternfly’s unwelcome arrival in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 2014, researchers have been working tirelessly to learn more about the invasive pest, now confirmed in 45 Pennsylvania counties and reported in surrounding states.

Penn State Extension offers courses for heart health

February is American Heart Month, a time when the nation brings awareness to heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. To help make heart health a priority, Penn State Extension is offering a free, 12-week email series — “A Journey to a Healthier Heart” — that focuses on small lifestyle changes to improve heart health.

‘Keeping it Green’ podcast aimed at plant professionals and enthusiasts

A new Penn State Extension weekly podcast, titled “Keeping it Green,” is aimed at ornamental plant professionals and enthusiasts. The podcast features interviews with horticultural professionals and covers design, installation and maintenance, plant selection, pests, and other current horticulture topics. 

Erin Reed
Jeffrey Allen Osborne
Ordering Process for County Extension

PSU has changed the process for ordering computers. Your office must use PSU’s SIMBA system to pick a computer configuration that works best for you. This page details the process of using the PSU SIMBA site to create an eQuote (Dell) or Template (Apple). This page only explains how to look at the various models & select what you need. As always, if you have questions please reach out to for a consultant for assist you.

Commencement Ceremonies

Congratulations to our graduating students! Learn about ceremonies and important tasks to complete prior to graduation.

Spring 2023 Commencement for the College of Agricultural Sciences
Youth Group Enrollment Form - EFNEP

PDF document, 1.1 MB

Complete one of these forms for each EFNEP youth group and send it to the State Office along with ALL pre and post youth evaluations. Give a copy of this form to your county 4-H educator/staff. Updated 1/2023

Continuing and Returning Students to the College of Agricultural Sciences

All current students or students who will be returning next academic year, please refer to information in this section for forms to complete and when to apply for scholarship in the College.

Machine vision system developed capable of locating king flowers on apple trees

A machine vision system capable of locating and identifying apple king flowers within clusters of blossoms on trees in orchards was devised by Penn State researchers — a critical early step in the development of a robotic pollination system — in a first-of-its-kind study.

Smithwick appointed new director of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute

Erica Smithwick, distinguished professor of geography, has been named director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, effective Jan. 1.

Attention Undergraduate Ag Sciences Students: Share Your Feedback on Student Communications

What topics do you want to know about and how? Take our short communications survey—and be entered to win a $25 Creamery gift card!

College of Ag Sciences Scholarships Available - Apply Now

Students can access the application for 2023-2024 scholarships beginning February 1.

Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Animal Science