Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees.

AESE News

Congratulations Dr. Rama Radhakrishna
May 25, 2017
Dr. Radhakrishna wins "Outstanding Agricultural Educator" award
Faculty member wins prestigious award
May 22, 2017
Congratulations Dr. Leif Jensen
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, left, and Mark Brennan, UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development at Penn State.  Image: Courtesy of Mark Brennan
United Nations organization renews UNESCO Chair program at Penn State
April 20, 2017
UNESCO has renewed for another five years its support for the UNESCO Chair, Mark Brennan, in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development at Penn State.
Credit: Sara Brennan, Penn State
Adding grads and going green can brighten economic outlook
April 4, 2017
Attracting college graduates and boosting natural amenities may give communities a double shot of economic growth potential, according to economists. In a study, the share of college graduates — often referred to as human capital — and the quality of life in a community were found to significantly contribute to economic growth, said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics and director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.
Dr. Carolyn Sachs
Faculty member to receive award
March 20, 2017
Congratulations, Dr. Carolyn Sachs