Department Highlights

Penn State's New Student Industry Tour Highlights Agriculture's Diversity
September 9, 2015
Twenty-five students new to the Department of Animal Science toured agricultural operations and learned about career opportunities.
Animal Science Professor Named to Senior Leadership
August 13, 2015
Regina Vasilatos-Younken named vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School
Penn State Professor Receives Poultry Science Association Award
August 8, 2015
Alan Johnson, Ph.D., received the Zoetis Fundamental Science Award at the 104th annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association in July.
Penn State Animal Science Students Place Second Nationally in Quadrathlon
July 22, 2015
Penn State's four member team represented the northeast in the national competition's fourth year.
Penn State Dairy Science Club Named Outstanding Chapter at ADSA
July 20, 2015
Penn State's Club received national recognition for its outstanding chapter activities for the third straight year. The Quiz Bowl team also placed first.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Garners National Award for Webinars
June 17, 2015
Technology Tuesday Webinar series recognized for its noteworthy educational value beyond the classroom.
Penn State Students Place Second Overall in National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest
May 12, 2015
Animal Science students placed second in national contest for the second straight year. Joshua Cassar was first place overall individual.
John P. Miller Receives 2015 Carolyn Blum Memorial Award
May 11, 2015
Miller was recognized with the PA Poultry Youth Service Award at the Youth Poultry 101 Conference on May 2.
Dr. Tom Zeigler Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 26, 2015
Will be Honored by Penn State's Department of Animal Science on May 1 for his innovation and leadership in the industry.
Jim Hogue Named Penn State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 3, 2015
Hogue, beef nutritionist, will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo weekend on April 24 and 25 at University Park.
Meat-In Day at Penn State Huge Success
April 2, 2015
Penn State Collegiate Cattlewomen and Block and Bridle Club members promoted health benefits of animal products.
Preparations Underway for 13th Annual Penn State Registered Quarter Horse Sale
March 9, 2015
Saturday May 2 is the date for the 13th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Registered Quarter Horse Sale, organized and managed by students in the equine science program.
Penn State Continues Winning Tradition at 2015 Northeast Student Affiliate Contest
February 19, 2015
Penn State was top team overall, and individual teams placed first, second, third and seventh, with teams from 10 institutions participating.
Penn State Collegiate Cattlewomen Attend National Conference
February 18, 2015
Penn State Animal Science students attended educational sessions and participated in the trade show; Dr. Sara Linneen received a grant from the American National Cattlewomen.
Poultry Science Club Named National Club of the Year
February 16, 2015
Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as the top club in the country at the 2015 International Poultry and Processing Exposition in Atlanta; Hannah Misner was second in member of the year competition.
Penn State Students Host Benefit Dinner
February 12, 2015
The Penn State Dairy Science Club and Alpha Zeta Fraternity will host a benefit for the Burdette and Stiles families, who suffered a tragic house fire last May.
Penn State Students Win National Collegiate Quiz Bowl
February 11, 2015
Penn State teams have won the contest, held at the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association, twelve times.
Advanced Cash Flow Program Helps Producers Understand Their “Numbers”
January 13, 2015
Extension Dairy Team offers workshops on Advance Cash Flow for those who previously have completed cash flows for their operations.
Egan Receives Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Teaching
December 17, 2014
Brian Egan, instructor of Equine Science in the Department of Animal Science, received the Paul R. and Joan M. Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Dreschel Receives Excellence in Academic Advising Award
December 16, 2014
Department of Animal Science's Dr. Nancy Dreschel is recognized by the College of Agricultural Sciences.