Posted: January 25, 2024

Are you thinking about applying to join the 2024-2025 Ag Advocate team? Come meet the current Advocates, learn about their mission as college ambassadors, and eat pizza!

The Ag Advocates serve as front-line ambassadors for the college and share their Ag Sciences journeys with prospective students, all while developing leadership skills and growing their professional networks. The application to join the 2024-2025 Advocate team is open until March 10th.

If you have already applied or are interested in learning more, you are invited to the Ag Advocate Meet & Greet on Tuesday, February 6th from 5:15-6:00 PM in 118 ASI. Meet the current advocates, learn about their activities, ask any questions you have, and enjoy pizza for dinner. RSVP requested for food planning purposes.

Desired Ag Advocate qualifications are as follows:

  • Be a full-time student in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Commit to at least one consecutive year of service (Fall/Spring Semester).
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings, Tuesday evenings from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.
  • Be willing to participate in recruitment and outreach activities, which may occur evenings or weekends.
  • Be highly motivated, enthusiastic, dependable, and knowledgeable.
  • Be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and team responsibility.
  • Be sincere in representing Penn State and the College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Attend the Fall 2024 Ag Advocate Retreat, typically the Saturday after fall semester classes start.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Marshall (, Director of Student Recruitment and Activities, or Emily Betler (, Graduate Assistant for Recruitment Activities and Ag Advocate alum.