Web articles are in-depth, technical pieces that provide information to expand knowledge, solve a problem, or introduce new methodology.
Screenshot of the article, "Tools for Making Economic Culling Decisions."

Screenshot of the article, "Tools for Making Economic Culling Decisions."

A Penn State Extension article should be similar to what you would expect to find in subject matter specific or scientific/educational journals. They are a great way to provide timely and relevant methodology to customers to help them stay up-to-date with changes in their interest areas.

Articles are written by faculty, Extension Educators, staff and other subject matter experts and then submitted to a publishing workflow. Editorial review for style and proofreading is handled by Ag Communications. The content is published once reviewed by a marketing specialist, web content editor, and Assistant Director of Programs.

Web Articles Are

  • Evergreen and educational
  • Shorter content pieces that solve problems
  • Pieces written to provide in-depth technical content
  • Not news items or promotional in nature
  • Not business listings or links to external resources

Examples Include

For a more specific outline of the production process, see Production Roles and Responsibilities.