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Penn State alumnus creates scholarship for ag sciences undergraduates

Two years after establishing a bequest to create an undergraduate scholarship, Penn State alumnus Lyn VanTassel took steps to begin making an impact now through a five-year pledge early activating his scholarship. The Lyn M. VanTassel Undergraduate Student Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences will be open to all undergraduates of the college, regardless of major or financial need.

Summer internship gives pre-vet students real-world experience

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, through its departments of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and Animal Science, collaborated with VCA Metzger Animal Hospital and Mars Inc. to establish the Penn State-Mars preveterinary student internship.

Jaime Garcia Prudencio
Jenny Storch
Kathy Pletcher
Ruth Markle
Milton G. Newberry, III, Ph.D.
Pasto Agricultural Museum

Visitors to the Pasto Agricultural Museum journey back to a time when farmers used muscle power, both human and animal, to produce food and fiber.

Timeline
Timeline

An illustrated history of the Armsby Respiration Calorimeter.

Katherine Shumac
Melissa Cantor
Watershed Walk: Plant Identification

When August 8, 2024, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where Pasto Agricultural Museum

Experience local flora with Forestry Educator Cat Pugh. Identify native and invasive plants on a leisurely 0.5-mile stroll. Engage in casual botany discussions to expand your knowledge.

Rain Barrel Workshop

When August 8, 2024, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where Pasto Agricultural Museum

Join Centre County Conservation District and Penn State's Ag and Environment Center at our FREE Build Your Own Rain Barrel Training on Thursday August 8 from 9:30-10:30am at Pasto Ag Museum.

Ag Progress Days welcomes youngest visitors with kid-friendly events

Ag Progress Days is a great way to introduce kids and teens to the wide world of agriculture, and the 4-H Youth Building has a slate of activities planned for youth of all ages on all three days of the expo, Aug. 13-15.

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Ag Progress Days welcomes youngest visitors with kid-friendly events

Ag Progress Days is a great way to introduce kids and teens to the wide world of agriculture, and the 4-H Youth Building has a slate of activities planned for youth of all ages on all three days of the expo, Aug. 13-15.

Photo gallery: Top pictures from the Penn State Today summer photo contest

The top 11 pictures in the summer Penn State Today photo contest, as selected by our editors, are highlighted in this photo gallery.

Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters — Week of July 22

As part of our regular “We Are!” feature, we recognize 14 Penn Staters who have gone above and beyond what’s asked of them in their work at the University.

Alumnus creates scholarship for ag sciences undergraduates

In 2022, Penn State alumnus Lyn VanTassel made a bequest to create a scholarship open to all undergraduates in the College of Agricultural Sciences. He has now made a five-year pledge to early activate his scholarship.

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Emerging tech to be a focus of exhibits during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days

Cutting-edge technologies for agriculture and living systems will take center stage in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Centre County.  

Unearth gardening tips at Ag Progress Days Yard and Garden Area

Need expert gardening advice? Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences experts will offer consultations in the Yard and Garden Area during Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15.

Emerging tech to be a focus of exhibits during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days

Cutting-edge technologies for agriculture and living systems will take center stage in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Centre County.  

Penn State tests dairy herd for bird flu in support of state surveillance effort

Animal health experts in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have announced that — out of an abundance of caution — they will test the University’s dairy herd for highly pathogenic avian influenza, under a voluntary state testing program.

Unearth gardening tips at Ag Progress Days Yard and Garden Area

Need expert gardening advice? Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences experts will offer consultations in the Yard and Garden Area during Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15.

Conservation Programs Made Clear: State and Federal Sustainable Ag Programs Every Farmer Should Know

When August 15, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where Red Barn Annex (RB)

Panel Discussion with Penn Future Organization and partners to discuss funding and other program initiatives to benefit local PA Farmers. Speakers will include: Doug Wolfgang, Executive Secretary, Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission; Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Executive Director, Pasa Sustainable Agriculture; and Michael Mehrazar, Advocacy Manager, PennFuture and Denise Coleman, State Conservationist, NRCS

Ag Journeys
Ag Progress Days

When August 13-15, 2024
Where Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, held annually each August, is Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition. The Pasto Agricultural Museum will be open during Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of APD everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.