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Mikaela Hermstedt sits on the Cliffs of Moher.  Image: Penn State
Student Stories: Plant Science students travel to the Emerald Isle
August 5, 2016
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Plant Science majors Casey Baxter and Mikaela Hermstedt may know all there is to know about the Irish potato famine. This past spring, they took HORT 499H Walking in the Footsteps of the Irish During the Irish Potato Famine: Examinations of New World Crops in Old World Societies. The honors class included a 10-day trip to Ireland after a semester of lectures on the potato and other essential crops of both the United States and Ireland.
John Boujoukos, left, and Hayly Hoch carry bins of harvested red lettuce. For the first time this year the Penn State farm club has a new plot of land off of Fox Hollow Road.
Penn State student farm celebrates first harvest
July 8, 2016
Summer marks first production season for student-run farm 1-acre farm grows and sells produce to university, local businesses Organization plans to host tours and events for summer
Eric Ranck and Jennie Diehl agreed the most important part of the trip was the experience of seeing firsthand how the farmers lived.
Student Stories: Students travel to Cambodia, Thailand to assist small farmers
February 13, 2015
A group of 12 Penn State students traveled to Thailand and Cambodia last winter to witness recent agricultural developments that could play a role in alleviating poverty and ending world hunger