Sarah Eissler, Visiting Researcher at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture
October 9, 2015
As a PhD student in Rural Sociology and International Agriculture and Development (INTAD), Eissler is working with Gender and Climate Change team & local partners to design and implement "Gender Background" report.
RULE Awarded Penn State Ag Council Leadership in Action Award
October 9, 2015
Awarded at the Fall 2015 Ag Council Delegate Meeting held October 8, 2015.
New Faculty Mark Expansion of Penn State Leadership in Ethics Research
October 6, 2015
Rob Chiles, assistant professor of rural sociology, joins the first group of faculty recruited to expand the University’s national leadership in ethics research and ethical literacy.
Carly-Jean Schaeffer, a Floristry Future Superstar
September 23, 2015
The Department of Labor reported there were 62,400 florists in 2012 and prediction indicate this number will decrease by 8% over the next ten years. Florists say the industry is slowly dying, as the workforce ages and a new generation of workers is not posed to take the reins. Carly-Jean Schaeffer, a recent graduate of the Agricultural and Extension Education program, has ambitions to bridge the gap. Carly-Jean teaches students at Derry High School the art of floral design, as well as floral shop business management through hands on experience and practice.
Student Stories: Ag Science major's perspective changed by Ojibwe experience
September 21, 2015
In a combined course and cultural engagement experience, senior Agricultural Science major, Alexandra Dutt explored indigenous peoples’ understanding of their environment -- and how it could inform her own through Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing, a course that included an end-of-semester trip to the Ojibwe communities in northern Minnesota.