First dairy MOOC, offered by Penn State, drawing international attention
February 10, 2016
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has a long history of helping to fulfill the University's land-grant mission by providing educational outreach to dairy farmers and other producers in Pennsylvania and beyond. Now, utilizing the latest educational technology and methods, the college is poised to offer "Dairy Production and Management," the world's first dairy-related "massive, open online course" (or MOOC to the tech savvy).
INTAD students and grads hone skills for international workplace
February 3, 2016
"The program provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree in agricultural sciences." "It positions them to become better competitors for career opportunities working with international organizations, universities and research institutes, and international corporations."
Project Aims to Improve Food Security by Enhancing Gender Aspects of Ag Research
December 3, 2015
Recognizing the need to improve food security and enhance the well-being of rural populations in developing countries, a new Penn State project will provide intensive training for researchers that will help them to integrate gender-related dimensions into international agricultural research. According to project leader Carolyn Sachs, professor of rural sociology and women's studies, the Penn State project will support the consortium's gender strategy, which commits Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) — commonly known as CGIAR — and its Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers research programs to develop agricultural technologies, farming systems and policies to support rural women in improving agricultural productivity and their livelihoods.