Plant Pathology Association

The Plant Pathology Association (PPA) is a graduate student association within the Department of Plant Pathology. The PPA is focused on promoting and furthering plant pathology in the community. I have served various officer positions throughout my time at Penn State. As president in 2009 I enjoyed connecting the group with various outreach opportunities. We regularly provided plant disease and horticulture advice to residents of a local retirement home; we provided extension information at agricultural fairs; and we organized campus activities related to plant pathology.

PPA member Matt Kasson shows some youngsters how to use the plant disease matching game at Penn State's annual "Ag Progress Days"