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Latest news from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.
April 27, 2018

Ten Penn State graduate students received the 2018 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.

The Penn State Flower Trials — in its 85th year — has a powerful benefit in Pennsylvania and beyond. Penn State's Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Manheim, Lancaster County, serves as the epicenter of the trials.
April 27, 2018

Each May, the expression "flower power" takes on a new meaning at Penn State's Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Manheim, Lancaster County, when an 85-year-old tradition — the Penn State Flower Trials — gets under way.

April 27, 2018

Fourteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award and Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishments and achievements in scholarly research in any of the disciplinary areas of arts and humanities; social sciences; physical and computational sciences; life and health sciences; and engineering.

This bear had a severed case of mange. Normally, most bears that are exposed to mites may have a dermal response, but after the initial reaction their immune system can fight the parasites off. But that doesn't seem to be happening with sarcoptic mange in some bears in Pennsylvania.
April 25, 2018

Pennsylvania's black bear population is experiencing a mange epidemic, and a Penn State research team will work with the state Game Commission to gain a better understanding of the disease and develop strategies to manage it.

Anna Griswold recently retired as assistant vice president for undergraduate education and executive director for student aid. A scholarship was named in her honor.
April 24, 2018

To honor Anna Griswold, retired assistant vice president for undergraduate education and executive director for student aid, Tom Sharbaugh and his wife, Kristin Hayes, created the Anna M. Griswold Open Doors Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Nathan Pearlman, a food science major, served as a marketing and product development intern with the Penn State Berkey Creamery. Here, he experiments with a cheese dip recipe.
April 24, 2018

Nathan Pearlman, a food science major in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has savored his senior year, thanks, in part, to an internship with the Penn State Berkey Creamery.

April 23, 2018

Vance Crowe, director of millennial engagement at Monsanto, will speak on the topic "Science and Technology: Combating Fear and Misinformation with Discovery and Wonder" during an event slated for 4-5 p.m. April 25 in 112 Buckhout Lab at Penn State's University Park campus.

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.