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April 29, 2013

Recipient of the 2013 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teacher Fellow Award

April 8, 2013

Joined the former Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the Pennsylvania State College in 1950.

March 6, 2013

Dr. Donald Epp, June 23, 1939 - March 4, 2013

February 22, 2013

will travel to Costa Rica in May and June 2013.

January 17, 2013

The Teach Ag Champion award is designed to highlight individuals who have displayed tremendous dedication and commitment to spreading the Teach Ag message and are working hard to ensure a quality supply of agriculture teachers across this country.

Dr. Milton C. Hallberg
December 3, 2012

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a dear friend and colleague. Dr. Milton Hallberg, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics passed away November 15, 2012. Services were held on November 30, 2012 at Koch Funeral Home in State College, Pa.

November 20, 2012

Mark Brennan was formally recognized by his peers for his belief and support of excellence in teaching and the College's educational efforts and awarded the 2012 Community of Teaching Excellence Award. The award reflects Mark's commitment to the students and teaching programs within the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education as well as throughout the College of Agricultural Sciences.

November 20, 2012

Penn State and the College of Agricultural Sciences have been selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to establish a UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development. Dr. Mark Brennan will serve as Chair and lead the program.

November 5, 2012

Josh Walker, a 2013 student teacher at Mohawk HS, was recently selected as the National Champion in the National Alpha Tau Alpha Essay Contest with entry entitled, "Agricultural Development: Selfish gain or altruistic service?"

October 19, 2012

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education seeks Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

October 15, 2012

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education seeks Assistant Professor of Agribusiness Economics

October 2, 2012

Karen Fisher-Vanden one of four co-principal investigators to research Sustainable Climate Risk Management Strategies