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Advanced Agricultural and Food Systems

Transforming thinking and practice in agricultural and food systems through research focused on productivity, sustainability, and adaptability.

Food is critical to sustain life, but rather than simply producing more food for a growing world population, it is imperative that we also produce better foods that increase production efficiencies while using fewer resources.

Agricultural systems must also adapt to a changing climate. Consequently, researchers in the college are investigating the ways in which climate change will affect local weather and resulting land use. These scientists are particularly interested in examining the issue of global climate change at scales from large to regional and how information can be shared across these different scales.

Research Expertise

Research Videos

Inspiring Research: Honey Bees
Whole colonies are dying in record numbers. Why the bees are dying is a mystery. Penn State, one of the country's leading honey bee research facilities, has been investigating the problem.

News

Fruit research and extension projects receive funding from industry groups
September 21, 2018
The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Program recently awarded nearly $233,000 in funding to support new and ongoing fruit research and extension projects in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Plant science faculty member named Styer Professor
September 20, 2018
Mark Guiltinan, professor of plant molecular biology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, recently was named the J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany.
Penn State professor lends expertise to revise national poultry publication
August 22, 2018
A faculty member in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is among a select group entrusted with updating a publication that is deemed the global "gold standard" of poultry nutrition information for academia, government and industry.

Upcoming Events

Agricultural directions for soil microbiome research
When: November 30, 2018
Where: 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Why is food so controversial?
When: January 24, 2019
Where: 324 ASI