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Dan Eichenlaub, owner of Eichenlaub Inc., explains to Penn State agribusiness management students how his company is evaluating autonomous lawnmower technology to service lawn-maintenance customers. Students are helping Eichenlaub evaluate the mowers as an experiential-learning case study.   Image: Angela Barr, courtesy of Eichenlaub Inc.
November 5, 2018

Will customers of lawn-mowing services accept robotic, autonomous lawnmowers cutting the lawns at their homes with no human operator nearby? Eichenlaub Inc., an upscale landscape firm in Pittsburgh, is counting on agribusiness management students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences to find out.

Hive visits to Wiley Apiary are a highlight for members of the Penn State Beekeepers Club.   Image: Penn State Beekeepers Club
October 11, 2018

The Penn State Beekeepers Club, which was founded in 2013, brings together beekeeping enthusiasts and those who simply are interested in learning about and sharing the beekeeping hobby.

Michael Zaffuto, far right, a food science major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, was a member of a product development team that created FuZen, a dairy-based beverage. He is shown with food science peers Michelle Tran, Taylor Thomas and Gloria Wang.
April 20, 2018

Michael Zaffuto, a food science major, attributes his many accomplishments to Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, his family and his hometown of Sykesville, Pennsylvania.

Margaret Hoffman, assistant professor of landscape contracting
April 3, 2018

Margaret Hoffman recently joined Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences as assistant professor of landscape contracting.

Daniel Stawowczyk, a landscape contracting major at Penn State New Kensington and outdoor enthusiast, hopes to create his own landscaping company.
March 26, 2018

Daniel Stawowczyk, a landscape contracting major at Penn State New Kensington, was the recipient of a scholarship from Pucketos Garden Club that will help support his studies and dream of one day creating his own landscaping company.

The 16th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale is slated for Saturday, April 28, at the Snider Agricultural Arena, University Park. Students play an important role in ensuring the show's success.
March 7, 2018

The 16th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale will take place Saturday, April 28, at the Snider Agricultural Arena, University Park.

The Poultry Science Club in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences attended the International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. Members are shown with Penn State graduates and Ceva Animal Health representatives. From left are Andy Long, Ceva layer and turkey segment manager; Lindsey Bright, club member; George Boggan, Ceva layer veterinarian; Alysha Sweitzer, Gabrielle Winger, Jeremy Evans, Lauren Foisy, Keven Brubaker, Tristan Mrakovich and Samantha Shirk of the club; and Jim Shirk, Ceva northeastern territory manager.
March 2, 2018

The Poultry Science Club in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences won Scrapbook of the Year at the recent International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Josh Hersl, a senior forest ecosystem management major, learns proper tree felling techniques during a timber harvesting operations class at Penn State Mont Alto.
March 1, 2018

Josh Hersl, a senior forest ecosystem management major in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has experienced a few roadblocks and detours on the road to reaching his dreams.

Sky Templeton, at right, a junior majoring in forest ecosystems management, attended the Society of American Foresters' convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here she is pictured with fellow diversity mentor Su Ann Shupp of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
February 22, 2018

Sky Templeton, a junior majoring in forest ecosystems management with a minor in biology, is passionate about forestry, education and minority representation, and is exploring all three interests as a student in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Bunmi Akintola
February 16, 2018

Bunmi Akintola, a senior in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, credits Penn State with helping her find her purpose in the world of agriculture.