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Rachel Bruning, center, explains her research during the 2018 Undergraduate Exhibition.
April 23, 2018

Hundreds of students and judges bustled about in the HUB-Robeson Center Wednesday evening for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Exhibition on the University Park campus of Penn State. From musical presentations in the Flex Theater posters in Alumni and Heritage halls, the University's best were promoting the fruits of their academic and artistic pursuits.

The Erickson Discovery Grant winners are announced every April.
April 22, 2018

The list of 2018 Erickson Discovery Grants has been released, and 72 students from Penn State campuses will have their work bolstered by a $3,500 grant from the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Sarah Xenophon, watershed technician in the Agriculture and Environment Center in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. 
April 20, 2018

Sarah Xenophon, recent Penn State alumna and watershed technician in the University's Agriculture and Environment Center, talks about the impact of her work, including facilitation of efforts to restore polluted waterways in Pennsylvania.

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.

Matthew Royer, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.
April 19, 2018

In this Q&A with Matthew Royer, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center at Penn State, we explore the ongoing work to improve the health of Pennsylvania's waterways, and by extension, the pollution problem in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Steven E. Lindow, professor and executive associate dean for the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley.
April 19, 2018

Steven E. Lindow, professor and executive associate dean for the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the guest speaker at the Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series.

Penn State Extension organized a recent trip for Pennsylvania soybean growers and industry to study state-of-the-art crop management in Brazil. One of the field visits took place at K2 Agro in Ponta Grossa.
April 18, 2018

Penn State Extension organized a recent trip to study state-of-the-art crop management in Brazil — one of the world's leading producers of soybeans — for Pennsylvania soybean growers and industry representatives.

"Brew and White" iced coffees and "Grilled Stickies" ice cream are the latest additions to Penn State Berkey Creamery's menu.
April 18, 2018

Penn State Berkey Creamery has added two new products to its menu — "Brew and White" iced coffees and "Grilled Stickies" ice cream.

Andrew F. Read, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology, and Eberly Professor in Biotechnology
April 18, 2018

Andrew Read, Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology in the Eberly College of Science and the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Spotted lanternflies, seen here feeding on a grapevine, threaten Pennsylvania agricultural crops and forest products worth nearly $18 billion.
April 16, 2018

Grape growers, orchardists, nursery operators, homeowners and others in southeastern Pennsylvania are bracing for the spring emergence of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect from Asia that appeared for the first time in the United States in Berks County nearly four years ago. Penn State Extension educators and College of Agricultural Sciences researchers are working with state and federal agriculture officials to stop the pest's spread.

Rick Roush, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Robyn Krause-Hale, associate director of arts advancement in the College of Arts and Architecture, have created an Open Doors Scholarship, hoping to help students with financial need and to inspire other faculty and staff to follow suit.
April 16, 2018

Motivated by a desire to help deserving students and by gratitude for the opportunities scholarships gave him when he first attended college, Rick Roush, dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, was one of several deans last fall to endow an Open Doors Scholarship as part of Penn State's current fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence."

Much of the food enjoyed by students in the University's dining commons are sourced from local farmers and vendors, including produce grown by Penn State students on campus at the Student Farm.
April 13, 2018

Penn State is a leader in higher education in its commitment to supporting local economies and serving locally sourced, farm-to-table food options whenever possible. In total, more than 16 percent of all food purchased by the University comes directly from Pennsylvania farmers, producers, manufacturers and vendors.

The courses will fulfill the new Integrative Studies requirement.
April 13, 2018

The Office for General Education has announced this year’s seed grants to support the development of Integrative Studies courses. The awarded proposals are representative of a wide range of academic disciplines, and include proposals from faculty at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.

Emma Rosenthal, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation.
April 13, 2018

Emma Rosenthal, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be able to advance her research interests in plant pathology after receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding will support Rosenthal's research on bacterial leaf spot, a disease that infects lettuce plants.

April 11, 2018

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will be holding its first Ag Safety Expo from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 1, at the Agricultural Arena on the University Park campus. The event will feature farm safety and rescue demonstrations and displays with opportunity for hands-on participation. The event is free and open to the public.

Charles White, assistant professor and extension specialist in soil fertility and nutrient management.
April 10, 2018

Charles White, assistant professor and extension specialist in soil fertility and nutrient management, recently joined the Department of Plant Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

PA Ag
April 10, 2018

The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law at Penn State Law at the University Park campus has taken on the responsibility of administering the Pennsylvania Agricultural Mediation Program, providing another avenue by which it can serve and assist the state’s farmers and producers.

Graduate student Natali Ozber, right, won the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, while her mentor, Cristina Rosa, assistant professor of plant virology, received the departmental William Merrill Teaching Award.
April 10, 2018

Two educators in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received recognition for their teaching.

Show your Earth Day spirit on social media by using #PSUEarthDays and visit the     Earth Day(s) 2018 website    to learn how to get involved.
April 9, 2018

Earth Day will be internationally recognized on April 22, but at Penn State, Earth Day(s) will be celebrated throughout the month of April. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend the events. Show your Earth Day spirit on social media by using #PSUEarthDays and visit the Earth Day(s) 2018 website to learn how to get involved.

MAPHEX was designed to be a mobile system that fits on two large flatbed trailers to service a number of small- or medium-size dairies. If it is scaled up to have the capacity to treat manure from a large dairy, it would no longer be mobile.
April 9, 2018

An innovation that could have a huge impact on water quality problems in the United States, a system capable of removing almost all phosphorus from stored livestock manure, was developed by a team of researchers from Penn State and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.