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June 14, 2011

Rama Radhakrishna, Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education, received the 2011 Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) at their recently held conference in Couer’d Alene, Idaho.

John Ewing, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
June 7, 2011

Dr. John Ewing was selected to receive the 2011 Excellence in Academic Advising Award from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

The Horticulture Building, later named the Weaver Building (on the left), was built in stages from 1912 to 1914 just west of the Main Agricultural Building (the Armsby Building where AEE was housed) (on the right). The picture was taken about 1920.
June 5, 2011

“The Department of Agricultural Education had its origin in a course in teacher training in agriculture begun in the college year 1910-11, with Thomas I. Mairs, professor of agricultural education, in charge.” A four-year teacher preparation curriculum was initiated the following year. From its inception, the Department functioned in three areas: resident education, research, and service (outreach).

June 1, 2011

On April 26, 2011, students, faculty, staff, and supporters of the Agricultural and Extension Education Department gathered at the Mount Nittany Middle School for the annual Agricultural and Extension Education Department banquet.

May 3, 2011

We are all aware of the on-going War on Terrorism. We have all watched television reports, read newspaper articles, listened to the radio, or engaged in conversation about the topic. We are all conscious of the toll it has taken on the members of the armed forces who strive to do their duty to our country. But, have you ever thought of the toll it has taken on family members…husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and especially children?

April 8, 2011

Millions of Americans complain that they pay too much in income taxes but get a large refund annually because they overpaid their tax bill. A Web-based seminar series sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will help taxpayers understand the basics of federal and state taxing systems and legal ways to pay no more than their fair share.

March 11, 2011

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant from the Department of Defense through USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help prepare the children of military families to be successful as they enter the school system by increasing the quality of their early care and educational experiences.

February 24, 2011

The health and well-being of military children, youth and families will be enhanced by three contracts from the military totaling $2.2 million awarded to Penn State researchers.

Terri Woodling
February 24, 2011

Before interning with an agricultural statistics agency, Terri Woodling never saw herself as a "math person," but now she has a whole new appreciation for the calculations behind farming.

February 18, 2011

Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, in conjunction with the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Penn State's Department of Accounting, is sponsoring the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, from now through April 14 on the University Park campus.

February 14, 2011

Philadelphia Area Teen Travels to India; Takes Ag Ed World-Wide

Timothy Silberg at the farm he manages at Saint Vincent in the Grenadines.
February 14, 2011

For now, Timothy Silberg has chosen making memories over making money.

February 2, 2011

Danielle Breese, AEE/CERT candidate was accepted into the 2011 Summer TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Certificate Program offered through Penn State Outreach.

John Siefert prepares his students to handle the science of agriculture.
February 2, 2011

Siefert credits Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences with preparing him for the challenges of being a teacher of agriculture. "Preparing agriculture teachers is very difficult because 'agriculture' means so many things," he said. "Penn State's program does a good job of making teachers aware of the diverse subjects they may have to teach."

December 8, 2010

Two faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences were recognized for outstanding teaching and other contributions by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities at its recent 123rd annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.

December 6, 2010

PA Association of Agricultual Educators presented Dr. Dennis Scanlon this certificate for his dedicated time and effort spent as a mentor for the New and Beginning Teachers of Agricultural Education program. This award was presented on July 14, 2010 during the PAAE Awards and Recongitions Banquet.

December 6, 2010

As of Spring 2011 semester, the new title for the Youth and Family Education (YFE) M.Ed. Program (and all YFE course designations) will be Applied Youth, Family, and Community Education (AYFCE).

November 19, 2010

Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw (1985 Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics), dean of the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware, has accepted the position of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Miami University.

January 1, 2010

1961 M.S. in Agricultural Economics, he received the 2009 Charles Lupton Volunteer Award from the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. This award honors outstanding volunteer service to the division, the University and the community. Les has been particularly active in the CAS Alumni Council for many years.