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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

September 18, 2012

From his family's farm to the classroom, Doug Masser's life has been all about agriculture.

September 11, 2012

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, College of Agricultural Sciences, seeks applicants to fill a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position is co-funded with Penn State’s Children, Youth and Families Consortium.

September 4, 2012

A month-long, study-abroad trip to Kenya last year turned into an extended stay for one College of Agricultural Sciences student so she could continue helping at-risk youth in that country.

August 2, 2012

Two students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences were among only 12 chosen nationwide to participate in a program designed to call attention to the need for teachers of agriculture. Jillian Gordon, of Birdsboro, a sophomore majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education with minors in International Agriculture and Agribusiness Management, and Heather Pray, of Robesonia, graduate student in Agricultural and Extension Education pursuing her teaching certification, have been selected as 2012-2013 Teach Ag Ambassadors.

June 28, 2012

Kathy Brasier quoted in June 27 USA Today article on the Marcellus Shale Boom

May 31, 2012

It’s often said that food can bring members of a community together — through growing, sharing, cooking and dining with one another. In the past few months, I’ve witnessed the topic of local food itself bring together Penn State students and State College residents.

May 24, 2012

People in rural counties who work for themselves may add a boost to local economies, improving income and job growth, according to economists.

May 22, 2012

Agricultural Entrepreneurship/Economic & Community Development State Extension Team earns four NE Regional awards.

May 21, 2012

Yetkin Borlu’s research proposal been selected in the Master’s Thesis and Dissertation Research Award Competition by the Rural Sociology Society. In his dissertation research, Borlu is studying the socioeconomic transformation in Turkey in the 2000s that resulted with the loss of nearly 3,000,000 agricultural jobs. The particular focus of his research is the expansion of industrial maize production in this period and the related transformation in social dynamics from a development model based on rural welfare to a model based on competitive markets.

May 18, 2012

Linda Mace, Manager, Administrative Support & Information Technology, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, is the 2012 winner of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Staff Laureate Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer award honors a staff member who demonstrates creativity and innovation in the improvement of programs, services, products or approaches in the workplace.

May 10, 2012

Students indicate that they value how much they learn in a course and rate the quality of teaching highest in challenging courses

May 10, 2012

Natural-gas development appears to be having a positive effect on the local collection of state taxes in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region.

March 28, 2012

Michael Clark, agriscience teacher in the Greenwood school district, Millerstown, PA, received the George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award in recognition of his teaching excellence. The award was presented during the DuPont dinner at the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) national conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.