Story of Fund
fund was established by the Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Society (PAES) to
encourage more students to pursue a degree in the crop and soil sciences. The
PAES is more than 200 professionals engaged in the agronomic sciences.
Society members share an interest in staying abreast of the newest production
practices, managements, and technologies. They meet regularly to network and to
maintain their professional certifications via attendance at educational
The Society identified a rapidly growing need for more graduates who are qualified to work in these disciplines. The response was to transition from an annually-funded scholarship at Penn State to a permanently endowed student scholarship. This is an innovative move that the Society is happy to support!