Penn State Ag Science Magazine
Features – Spring/Summer 2015
Rapid Response Spotted: Invasive Lanternfly
Penn State researchers and extension educators rapidly respond to the threat of a potential invasive species.
The Science of GMOs
Our researchers explain what science reveals about GMOs—both the benefits and the risks.
Crowdsourcing Plant Knowledge
Caring for Pennsylvania’s Private Forests
Staff and volunteers of the Center for Private Forests help Pennsylvania’s landowners conserve forests for generations to come.
The Penn State Stockmen's Club Celebrates 50 Years
After 50 years, members of the Penn State Stockmen’s Club continue to support the Department of Animal Science.
The Time is Ripe for Hard Cider
Penn State Extension experts say the market is wide open for enterprising apple growers or ag entreprenuers looking to expand into the hard cider market.
Editor's Note - An Ongoing Conversation
For every feature story we have a conversation with our subjects. And afterwards they have a chance to review what we’ve written and make sure the facts accurately reflect their story.
Interview with Jairam Vanamala
Associate Professor of Food Science
The Last Word
Why is the College of Ag Sciences so great at Penn State?
Dean Rick Roush provides his perspective on the college.
Dragonfly gut infections suggest environmental role in obesity.
Ag in Southeast Asia
Students travel to Cambodia and Thailand to assist small farmers.
One Step Closer
Receptor may be key to treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Green Tea For Your Health
Drink green tea or chew green tea gum and you may avoid oral cancer, which kills more than 8,000 people in the United States each year.
Alumni showcase careers in conservation, consulting, and manufacturing.
First Annual "Celebrating Agriculture" Game Day
Saturday, October 10, 2015, Penn State vs. Indiana.
How to Develop Your Farm Emergency Plan
Too often, when first responders arrive on the scene of a farm-related emergency, they don’t have the proper knowledge, training, personnel, or equipment to manage the situation.
Biodiversity Has Impact
Small predator diversity reduces parasites in frogs.
Lake Perez Reopens
In 2008, Lake Perez at the Stone Valley Recreation Area was drained to repair problems with the dam.
Hands-On in StoneValley
Living laboratory offers opportunities for research, recreation.
Agricultural Engineering Building to be Renovated
The Agricultural Engineering Building, which houses the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), will be rebuilt and renovated to better meet the department’s needs.
Bitten by the Botany Bug
Environmental resource management major researches “scars.”
Helping the Medicine Go Down
Altered milk protein can deliver AIDS drug to infants.
Sharpen Your Pencils!
Put your notebooks away, turn off your cell phones, and test your knowledge. Let’s see how much you remember with these questions from finals throughout the college.
The Creamery: At Work Since 1865
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the creamery, the oldest of its kind in the United States. Let’s take a quick look.
Alumna finds her place marketing milk industry.
A Matter of National Security
A CED major interns with National Defense University.