The Penn State College of Ag Sciences is a leader among agricultural science research institutions, ranking among the top 10 in the nation.
Penn State Cooperative Extension offers educational programs and resources on agriculture, horticulture, environmental issues, forest resource management, food safety, 4-H and youth, community development, family life, nutrition, and health, among many other topics. Cooperative Extension's teams of experts and volunteers seek new ways to help people in your communities solve their problems.
AGMAP is Pennsylvania's online agricultural directory. It helps connect the general public with Pennsylvania's farms and agricultural businesses.
Farmers and landowners need information on alternative agricultural enterprises for many reasons. Many want to know if an enterprise will provide them with a profitable alternative to something they are currently growing. Some people wish to diversify their crop or livestock mix to better deal with the risks inherent in agriculture. Others are looking for enterprises that take into account family considerations and off-farm employment. Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, with support from the USDA-Extension Service, has developed a series of publications called Agricultural Alternatives to meet the need for this type of information. These enterprise-oriented fact sheets are prepared with the assistance of field staff and specialists in agricultural economics, agronomy, dairy and animal science, entomology, forestry, horticulture, plant pathology, and poultry science.
The Penn State Community Garden is located on the Center for Sustainability location off of Porter Road, on the University Park campus. The garden is open to students and community members.
The Center for Sustainability research facility at Penn State serves as a showcase for ecological technologies and sustainable living concepts as well as an outdoor classroom and laboratory accessible to students and the community.
The mission of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology is to educate and train scientists with respect to both basic and applied aspects of ecology. Research and teaching in the program focus primarily on interactions among organisms and their environments, ranging from the molecular to the biosphere level.
News and resources from Penn State cover crop research and extension projects.
The program regulating all high-density livestock and poultry operations within the Commonwealth.
PA-WAgN supports women in agriculture by providing a positive learning environment, networking, and empowerment.WAgN members are women farmers, agricultural professionals, and educators committed to supporting and providing educational opportunities to women working in agriculture and ag-related businesses.