“Urban agriculture” isn’t a well-known concept, but Sara Touey plans to change that.
The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education is saddened to announce the death of Rex H. Warland, Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology, early on Sunday morning, January 29, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio. Rex was on the faculty in Rural Sociology from 1966 until his retirement in 2001. A memorial service is being planned for late Spring, with details to be provided by the family.
Although Alyssa Gurkis and Hayly Hoch are both students in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, they didn’t know each other when they embarked on a 10-week food-system internship last summer with Penn State Extension-Allegheny County. Now they’re close friends, roommates, and collaborators on a food-system project of their own.
A $20 million, five-year project with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) looks to create a state-of-the-art framework of computational tools that will help to assess the impacts of weather-related variability and change. Penn State is one of two lead institutions on the project and will receive half of the funding. Stanford University is the other.
Developing a strategy for Chesapeake Bay restoration.
Research by AESE rural sociologist and demographer, Shannon Monnat found that President-elect Donald Trump had significantly more support in areas with high drug, alcohol and suicide mortality rates during the 2016 Presidential election.
Dr. Daniel Foster, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa., is one of only six individuals nationwide who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Teacher Mentor Award, given at the NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas on December 1.
John Ewing, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, was among 10 educators recently honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) as a recipient of a 2016 U.S. Department of Agriculture Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State has recognized Earl Harbaugh, a 1961 alumnus of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and his wife, Kay Harbaugh, as its 2016 Fundraising Volunteers of the Year. The award, which was officially presented to the Harbaughs on Oct. 7 for their service to the University, honors the leadership of alumni and friends in securing philanthropic support for Penn State. The Harbaughs are longtime volunteers for the College of Agricultural Sciences, and they have focused their service and philanthropy on promoting entrepreneurial education and scholarships within the college.
Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2016 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $1,000 stipend, was established to encourage students to participate in a credit or noncredit educational internship program that relates to their field of study.
Dr. Radhakrishna was presented with the Outstanding Agricultural Educator Award.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry this month appointed Mark Brennan, a Penn State faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education, to the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly referred to as UNESCO.
CED student Kat Conedera was the College of Ag Sciences Student Marshall during the summer graduation.
Duncan Ackerman, a Penn State senior majoring in Community and Economic Development, has spent the whole summer getting to know the store owners in downtown Lock Haven. He rattles off the names of restaurants, hair salons and stores in the small Clinton County town.
Summer is for moving and records management. New college graduates move out of their parents’ home. Career advancements or job changes may require a move across town, across the U.S., or to a new country. A young family may move into a larger home. Newly married couples may be moving into their first apartment and retirees may be vacating their office for the next person to set up shop.
Shannon Monnat presented research on demographic and sociological trends in rural substance abuse at a meeting held at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria in early June. Shannon is collaborating with the UNODC and an international group of experts to develop a global model and tools for the prevention and treatment of drug abuse in rural areas.
Researchers from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Ohio University have co-authored a new book that examines a recent cultural shift in agriculture, marked by an unprecedented number of women who have entered into farming.
It is with much sadness that the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education reports the passing of Dr. James Beierlein, Professor of Agricultural Economics.
Two AESE Faculty members receive promotions...
Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, Professor and Department Head, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education (AESE)