Refining Fertilizer Applications

Site-specific recommendations for fertilizer provide balanced solutions for farmers.

Equine Experience

Penn State's Equine Science program features many events, exhibits, and a horseshoeing demonstration. Visit the exhibitors at the Equine Building and watch exciting horse demonstrations in the Main Horse Arena daily.

Protecting Yourself from Pesticides (1 PE Core Credit)

When August 15, 2024 9:30 AM
Where West 9th St. Meeting Area (W906)

Pesticide safety is important, wearing personal protective equipment, along with proper education are the best ways to protect yourself. In this 30 min. presentation you will learn how to select the proper PPE for the job. How to wear it correctly, and how to dispose of it when the job is finished. This talk will be worth 1 core credit towards your pesticide license recertification. You must be present for the entire presentation to receive credit. Meeting to be held in a new location this year W906 on the APD map.

Mix and Match: Optimizing Cover Crop Mixtures for Your Farm's Goals

When August 14, 2024, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Where American National/Farm Family Learning Ctr (FF)

Cover Crop Research Team Updates Possible Speakers: Kara Eckert, PSU Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science Graduate Student Jennifer Harris, PSU Plant Sciences Ecology Graduate Student Emma Rice, PSU Plant Sciences Ecology Graduate Student Brosi Bradley, PSU Ecosystem Science and Management Research Technician Description: Join us for a discussion to share your experience with cover crops, and discuss specifically how multiple benefits of mixtures could fit into your farm goals. Information from our PSU long term cover crop mixtures trial will also be shared.

Manure Hauler- Broker Training

When August 14, 2024, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where West 9th St. Meeting Area (W906)

Protecting Yourself from Pesticides (1 PE Core Credit)

When August 14, 2024 9:30 AM
Where West 9th St. Meeting Area (W906)

Pesticide safety is important, wearing personal protective equipment, along with proper education are the best ways to protect yourself. In this 30 min. presentation you will learn how to select the proper PPE for the job. How to wear it correctly, and how to dispose of it when the job is finished. This talk will be worth 1 core credit towards your pesticide license recertification. You must be present for the entire presentation to receive credit. Meeting to be held in a new location this year W906 on the APD map.

Mix and Match: Optimizing Cover Crop Mixtures for Your Farm's Goals

When August 13, 2024, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Where American National/Farm Family Learning Ctr (FF)

Cover Crop Research Team Updates Possible Speakers: Kara Eckert, PSU Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science Graduate Student Jennifer Harris, PSU Plant Sciences Ecology Graduate Student Emma Rice, PSU Plant Sciences Ecology Graduate Student Brosi Bradley, PSU Ecosystem Science and Management Research Technician Description: Join us for a discussion to share your experience with cover crops, and discuss specifically how multiple benefits of mixtures could fit into your farm goals. Information from our PSU long term cover crop mixtures trial will also be shared.

Draft Horse Hitch - Spring Mount Percherons

When August 13, 2024, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Where Main Horse Arena (MHA)

Farmland Raptures- Shaver's Creek

When August 14, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where American National/Farm Family Learning Ctr (FF)

"Life in a Nest Box of American Kestrels and Barn Owls." This program will provide in depth look of the breeding behavior of two farmland raptors, the American Kestrel and Barn Owl through live nestcam footage.

Farmland Raptures- Shaver's Creek

When August 13, 2024, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where American National/Farm Family Learning Ctr (FF)

"Life in a Nest Box of American Kestrels and Barn Owls." This program will provide in depth look of the breeding behavior of two farmland raptors, the American Kestrel and Barn Owl through live nestcam footage.

Farmland Raptures- Shaver's Creek

When August 15, 2024, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where American National/Farm Family Learning Ctr (FF)

"Life in a Nest Box of American Kestrels and Barn Owls." This program will provide in depth look of the breeding behavior of two farmland raptors, the American Kestrel and Barn Owl through live nestcam footage.

Finance and Business Operations

The Finance and Business Operations unit performs a variety of financial services for the College of Agricultural Sciences.

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The Penn State UNESCO Youth as Researchers Program

A unique opportunity for Penn State students and others to join the UNESCO Chair the Youth as Researchers program. This program trains youth and young adults to create and carry out youth-driven and youth-owned social justice research projects of their choosing. We need you!!! Join up now!

TURF 238: Turf and Ornamental Weed Control Syllabus

All course information is listed within this syllabus.

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Research Opportunities

Make the most of your Ag Sciences education and set yourself apart from other undergraduates. Get involved in real-world science as an undergraduate researcher.

Research Opportunities

Penn State Ag Sciences offers unique opportunities to build your résumé and make a difference by getting involved with cutting-edge, crucial, real-world research.

CoAS UG Research Conference Travel Request Procedures.pdf

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CoAS UG Research Conference Travel Request Procedures.pdf

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Christopher Sigler, Ph.D.
Darrell W Cockburn, Ph.D.
Discovery of a hybrid lineage offers clues to how trees adapt to climate change

The discovery of a hybrid population of poplar trees in western Wyoming has provided insight into how natural hybridization informs the evolution of many plant species, according to a team led by Penn State researchers. They also said their discovery, which was published in the journal Molecular Ecology, suggests that genetic exchange between species may be critical for adaptation to environmental change.

Abler named head of Ag Department of Economics, Sociology, and Education

Dave Abler, professor of agricultural, environmental and regional economics and demography, has been appointed head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Penn State, effective August 1. 

2024 Volunteer Awards to highlight strength of alumni network

In living out the Alumni Association’s mission, affiliate groups and inspiring volunteers give back to their communities, support current and future Penn State students, and unite Nittany Lions across the country and around the world. The seven individuals and 11 groups that comprise this year’s class of Volunteer Award recipients represent the best of Penn State’s alumni volunteers.

UNESCO Youth As Researchers in Response to COVID-19 - Policy Brief

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Launched at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO’s “Youth As Researchers on COVID-19” (YAR) is a signature global youth-led research initiative that consolidates evidence from youth across the world on their experiences of, and impactful action during, the global COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to contributing with youth perspectives to inform policy decisions, the goal of the initiative is to promote evidence-based policy- making, and to counter disinformation.

UNESCO Youth As Researchers in Response to COVID-19

The Youth As Researchers (YAR) global initiative on COVID-19 connects and engages with young people to conduct research on the impacts of COVID-19 on young people and the responses young people have implemented to tackle these. UNESCO and the UNESCO Chairs at the National University of Ireland Galway and Penn State University lead a consortium of youth-led or youth-related actors to support the research through training, mentoring and coordination.

Lest We Forget Youth Lenses on Coping in a Post-COVID World: Insights from the Youth as Researchers Initiative on COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacted the lives of young people, leaving them uncertain of their prospects. This uncertainty lingers on, accentuated by ongoing crises. In parallel, the pandemic also revealed examples of resilience and solidarity by youth mobilising to support their communities. Understanding the lessons of the pandemic is fundamental to address youth concerns and to develop lasting solutions with them. This publication intends to inform responses to youth challenges aggravated since the pandemic and through subsequent crises. It uses youth-led research to unveil evidence of the pandemic’s impact on youth, and their actions, in response. The ten featured studies were developed under UNESCO’s Youth As Researchers initiative on ‘Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on youth’ (2020-2022) which engaged over 10,000 young people across all regions. UNESCO is committed to bringing the ideas of youth to policy-makers and practitioners to generate lasting solutions.

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