Work in Horticulture might properly be said to have begun with the establishment of the Agricultural Experiment Station. The Station was made possible by the passing of the Hatch Act by Congress on March 1, 1887.

Agronomy has over 100 years of service in to Pennsylvania and consists of the three major program areas of crop science, soil science, and turfgrass science that share a common mission of education, discovery, and communication for the purpose of improving the understanding and management of plant and soil ecosystems.

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