The Ag Advocate program is comprised of a group of undergraduate Penn State students in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Members of the Ag Advocate team are students who are performing well academically and engaged in different groups/organizations across the College and the University.

Ag Advocates have many opportunities to further develop leadership and professional skills, network with industry leaders across all sectors of the agricultural sciences and establish working relationships with college and university faculty, students, staff, administration and alums. They represent the College of Ag Sciences at many events including:

  • Ag Progress Days
  • Campus tours
  • Virtual prospective student visits
  • College development and alumni activities
  • Dean's meetings and receptions
  • New student orientation
  • Accepted Student programs
  • Open House Events
  • Parents and Families Weekend
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show
  • Special college functions

Ag Advocates gain knowledge of agricultural research, teaching, and extension programs at Penn State. They promote the Nittany Lion spirit and engage regularly with prospective students and families.

The Ag Advocate Program is open to all students regardless of race, color, sex, or national origin. New advocates are selected during the spring semester.

In order to qualify, individuals must be:

  • a full-time student in the College of Agricultural Sciences with a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • be able to commit to one year of service
  • second semester standing or more
  • enthusiastic, motivated, and sincere in representing the College of Agricultural Sciences
  • willing to attend bi-weekly meetings and the yearly fall retreat