Graduate Assistantship for MS and PhD Graduate degrees are available in AGRONOMY for 2013/2014 at The Pennsylvania State University to study Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems.

The diverse cropping-system practices are designed to minimize pest populations, off-farm inputs and environmental impacts, and to conserve soil, nutrients, and energy. A team of Penn State and USDA-ARS scientists began the project in 2010, and is seeking students who are interested in at least one of the following research areas: i) integrated weed management, ii) producing canola for fuel and dairy feed while minimizing pests, iii) optimizing the use of on-farm nutrients for crop production, iv) multi-criteria performance assessment of cropping systems and cropping systems adaption to climate change. Students will have the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of researchers and graduate students. For more information about the project see: or contact Dr. Heather Karsten, Department of Plant Science (; 814-863-3179). For more information about the Penn State Agronomy graduate program and to apply see: