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Global Learning in Agriculture Community Kick-Off Week starts Feb. 6

The Global Teach Ag Network at Penn State brings together educators to level up their teaching so they can engage their students in the world’s biggest challenges in global agriculture and food security. The digital Global Learning in Agriculture (GLAG) Community is now open free of cost to any educator. In order to mark this change, GLAG Kickoff Week will take place Feb. 6-10. Educators can find more information and request to join at https://global-teach-ag-network.mn.co/.

Penn State Extension offers numerous options for pesticide recertification

Pennsylvania certified pesticide applicators looking for ways to earn recertification credits may want to consider the wide variety of options provided by Penn State Extension, which is offering a 25% discount on all pesticide recertification online courses through March 31.

Perreault Fellows welcome new cohort

The Perreault Fellows Program, an international internship program funded by an endowment given by Paul and Beverly Perreault, is entering its third year at Penn State. Each year, the program seeks to enroll a diverse group of Penn State undergraduates in a two-year, co-curricular program, the centerpiece of which is an internship abroad during the summer semester. Now, the Perreault Fellows program welcomes its newest cohort, a group of seven students from four campuses across the commonwealth.

“Diversity in STEAM from a Real-Life Guardian of the Galaxy”.

When February 23, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where Berg Auditorium - 100 Huck Life Sciences Building

Join us on February 23 for the Black History Month Distinguished Speaker Moogega Cooper, trailblazing engineer of the famed Mars rover Perseverance mission for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will present “Diversity in STEAM from a Real-Life Guardian of the Galaxy”. Join us at 5:00 p.m. in Berg Auditorium (100 Huck Life Sciences Building). This event is cosponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science, the Colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, and Agricultural Sciences, the Office of Educational Equity, and the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, and supported by the John M. Chemerda Lectures in Science.

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Information Session for Summer Employment

The Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences (PSEAS) is looking for fun, reliable students to serve as mentors for the summer of 2023. An informational session will be held on February 15th at 8:00 PM via Zoom.

Kwame Alexander: Pioneering Black History Through Writing

When February 7, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where Heritage Hall

On Tuesday, February 7th from 7-8:30 pm in Heritage Hall, writer, and poet, Kwame Alexander will be speaking. Alexander is a Newbery Medal winner and a prominent figure in the children’s fiction genre. Alexander will be discussing his life, career, and impact on the Black community through writing. This event is free for all attendees.

Agriculture Future of America: Details and Deadlines for Animal Institute, Food Institute, Scholarships, and National Ag Day

Application deadline for Animal Institute and Food Institute is February 21, 2023. Scholarship deadline is March 9, 2023.

Join Collegiate Farm Bureau on February 15 for an Evening of Policy Discussion with PFB Leadership
Application Deadline for Kelman Scholarship Program in Entomology and Plant Pathology is February 24th

Kelman Scholars Program at North Carolina State University is a paid summer internship research program that honors the legacy of Dr. Arthur Kelman.

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March 20 Deadline for Spring 2023 graduation
Come Tonight to Learn About Global Opportunities in Agricultural Sciences

Interested in adding breadth to your college experience? Thinking and interested in traveling abroad?

Horticulture Club's Annual Valentine's Day Preorder Rose Sale and Annual Rose Sale

Searching for a Valentine's Day floral arrangement that is sure to impress but doesn't break the bank? The Horticulture Club is currently accepting orders for our Valentine's Day Pre-Order Rose Sale! Filled with roses, white filler flowers, and greenery, our arrangements are sure to impress.

Reminder for Undergraduate Research Funding, Programs, Workshops and Deadlines
Interested in Global Agriculture? Check out the Global Learning in Agriculture Community's Kickoff Week

Want to learn from educators across the globe about global agriculture, sustainable development, food security, climate action and more?

Registration Open for the Second Annual Wilbur-Ellis Innovation Award

College team with the best idea will receive $25,000 top award!

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Berks professor Mike Fidanza edits book on sustainable turfgrass management

Mike Fidanza, professor of plant and soil sciences at Penn State Berks and former editor-in-chief of the International Turfgrass Society Research Journal, served as the editor of “Achieving Sustainable Turfgrass Management” — a new textbook centered on implementing eco-friendly initiatives in maintaining turfgrass.  

Educating Teachers for Change: Cultivating Pedagogies of Radical Resistance and Hope A Speaker and Workshop Series

When February 23, 2023 12:00 PM to April 27, 2023 5:15 PM

SAVE the Date for this speaker series. The times and locations will come later.

Ag Live Tailgate

The Ag Alumni Society invites the entire Ag Sciences community — students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends —to this fun and festive event!

Ag Sciences Global Gear Closet now accepting donations

To help ease costs related to preparing for education abroad, Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has established the Ag Sciences Global Gear Closet — a resource for students that provides donated items that might be helpful while studying abroad.

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Penn State assists Cameroonian refugees with specialty mushroom ventures

Specialty mushrooms such as oyster are relatively easy to grow on a small scale, making them attractive to those looking to diversify a farm, engage in a hobby or launch a small business. Research-based information from Penn State about producing specialty mushrooms also may benefit people from a war-torn region of Africa.

Global mentoring program builds skills, international connections for students

The alliance, called GCUA, is a network of more than 15 universities worldwide with a shared vision of contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through international collaboration and research.