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2016

Eye on the Chesapeake
December 13, 2016
Developing a strategy for Chesapeake Bay restoration.
Monnat Research Finds Trumps Support Highest in Areas of "Deaths of Despair"
December 8, 2016
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.
Penn State Professor Selected for Educator Award
December 2, 2016
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.
Agricultural education professor wins USDA teaching award
December 1, 2016
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.
Earl and Kay Harbaugh honored as Penn State's Fundrasing Volunteers of the Year
October 31, 2016
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.
Internships earn awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students
October 31, 2016
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.
Congratulations Dr. Radhakrishna
October 19, 2016
Dr. Radhakrishna was presented with the Outstanding Agricultural Educator Award.
State Department appoints Brennan to U.S. National Commission for UNESCO
September 2, 2016
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, CAS Student Marshall
August 23, 2016
CED student Kat Conedera was the College of Ag Sciences Student Marshall during the summer graduation.
Community Development "internship on steroids" for Penn State students
July 27, 2016
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.
Family Living Focus, Dr. Cathy Bowen
July 8, 2016
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.
Dr. Monnat presents research at (UNODC)
June 30, 2016
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.
New book documents the rise and impact of women in agriculture
June 14, 2016
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.
Passing of Professor of Agricultural Economics
June 7, 2016
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.
AESE Faculty Promotions
May 24, 2016
Two AESE Faculty members receive promotions...
Position Announcement
April 22, 2016
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)
AESE faculty recognized at Awards Recognition banquet
April 22, 2016
AESE faculty across all components of the department and in every aspect of scholarship were recognized with a phenomenal four awards at the Penn State Faculty/Staff Awards Recognition banquet, April 21.
Land grant university programs helped keep farmers on the farm
April 19, 2016
Federal cooperative extension programs have helped more than 137,000 farmers stay in business since 1985, according to economists.
Excellence in Academic Advising Award
April 18, 2016
Dr. Daniel Foster to be recognized for excellence in advising undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Team Systemic Action ~ Ag Springboard 2016 Finalist
April 15, 2016
Team Systemic Action has created a diverse cast of comic book characters to combat the under-representation of women and minorities in the STEAM — agriculture and STEM — sciences and help teach science lessons to fourth to fifth-grade students.
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review award
April 5, 2016
Dr.'s Ted Jaenicke, Tim Kelsey and Douglas Wrenn to receive ARER award.
Community development students gain practical experience through new program
April 4, 2016
The Scholarship, Sustainability and Civic Engagement Program, or SSCEP, is in its pilot year, and so far, it's off to a great start.
Dr. Brennan receives Outstanding Teaching Award
March 31, 2016
Dr. Mark Brennan receives the Gamma Sigma Delta award for Outstanding Teaching.
Outstanding Extension Educator Award
March 31, 2016
Dr. Jan Scholl receives the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Extension Educator Award
Dr. Foster selected as recipient of the 2015 Roy C. Buck Faculty Award
March 8, 2016
Dr. Daniel Foster has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Roy C. Buck Faculty Award in the College of Agricultural Sciences for the publication "Preparing Agricultural Educators For The World: Describing Global Competency In Agricultural Teacher Candidates”.
Increasing sustainable food production could empower Cambodian women
February 29, 2016
A team of researchers, led by scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences that include AESE's Leif Jensen, Carolyn Sachs and Ann Tickamyer, will launch a project designed to improve nutrition and empower women in Cambodia by promoting their production and marketing of horticultural crops and rice produced via sustainable intensification practices.
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).
Castellanos receives doctorate in Rural Sociology and International Ag and Development
February 3, 2016
Paige Castellanos, who recently received a doctorate in rural sociology and INTAD, also credits her professional success to her participation in the INTAD program.
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."
Farmers to be surveyed on use of conservation practices in Chesapeake Bay basin
January 12, 2016
A Penn State survey will ask farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed about conservation measures they have implemented — such as streambank fencing and vegetative buffers — in an effort to show agriculture's contributions to protecting water quality.