It's no longer just about the food. Interest in producing and consuming locally sourced fermented beverages--from wine to beer to hard cider to spirits--is growing throughout Pennsylvania, and Penn State Extension is providing educational support to both emerging and established businesses in the industry.
With our college's state appropriation zeroed out, the recent budget impasse forced the college to face the unthinkable--the elimination of our extension and agricultural research programs along with the loss of approximately 1,100 positions.
Calvin DuBrock, retired director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Bureau of Wildlife Management, has been named the Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resource Conservation in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Lead poisoning is irreversible. The folks in Flint, Michigan, who recently have been exposed through their contaminated drinking water supply, will deal with the consequences--developmental delays, learning disabilities, memory loss, mood disorders, and more--for the rest of their lives.