Gift to support farm safety professorship in the College of Ag Sciences
July 21, 2016
Penn State alumnus Robert W. Knight III and his wife, Jacque, of Alpharetta, Georgia, have included a bequest in their future estate to support agricultural safety and health programs in the university's College of Agricultural Sciences. The $500,000 gift will enhance the Nationwide Insurance Professorship, the first endowed professorship of its kind in the college.
Ag Progress Days tours to highlight Penn State agricultural research
July 21, 2016
The College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State conducts nearly $100 million worth of research each year at research stations and in labs scattered across the commonwealth. Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, which takes place Aug. 16-18, offers visitors a chance to see a sampling of these scientific studies, which contribute to a safe and plentiful food supply, a healthy environment and a vibrant agricultural sector.
Penn State bee research pollinates next generation of scientists
July 15, 2016
While Penn State has developed a reputation as a leader in pollinator research, the experiences of entomology alumni illustrate another key contribution to pollinator health. Penn State is playing a critical role in training the next generation of scientists to address problems — such as parasitic mites, diseases and pesticide effects — that are likely to take longer to solve than the duration of a research grant or even an entomologist's entire career.