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Spring 2014

June 13, 2014

Perkins is the Director of Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness.

June 13, 2014

With a $5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Professor of Plant Nutrition Jonathan Lynch believes he can build a better bean.

June 13, 2014

Creating agricultural entrepreneurs can help to feed a continent.

June 13, 2014

The difference between 68°F and 82°F could be the difference between life and death.

June 13, 2014

Thinking about raising chickens in your backyard? Poultry expert Phillip Clauer has a few tips to help you keep your hens — and your neighbors — happy.

June 13, 2014

College of Ag Sciences researchers team up with the intestinal bacteria in mice to battle the bulge.

June 13, 2014

Maybe not, according to a survey of roadside springs in Pennsylvania led by water resources extension educators James Clark and Diane Oleson.

June 13, 2014

Ever pump air out of a half consumed bottle of wine to preserve the vino for future enjoyment? That process might be a thing of the past if research by Penn State food scientists bears fruit.

June 13, 2014

Senior horticulture student Sean Fitzsimmons lands a dream internship and face time with CEO Anna Ball.

June 13, 2014

As spring turns Pennsylvania’s fields and forests lush and green—and outdoors enthusiasts go hiking, mountain biking, trout fishing, gobbler hunting, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and more—they will be greeted by sun and fun and at least one dangerous pest: blacklegged ticks.

June 13, 2014

A century ago, the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the cooperative extension system, with federal, state, and county governments partnering with land-grant institutions such as Penn State to translate scientific information and share it with those who could put it to use on farms and in communities across the country.

June 13, 2014

What's one of the things that makes the College of Agricultural Sciences so special? It's the long term relationships that develop between students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college that make the place feel like home.

June 13, 2014

In the United States, more than two million youth work in agricultural production, which is among the country’s most hazardous industries. Reducing the risk of injury or death for young people on farms is the goal of a new project aimed at developing a coordinated national approach to youth farm safety education.

June 13, 2014

Students in all academic majors across the University have an opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial side by pursuing the newly created intercollege minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. And the College of Agricultural Sciences is a major player in the program.

June 13, 2014

Pennsylvania 4-H receives major gift from Shell Oil Company.

June 13, 2014

Penn State’s new UNESCO Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development shares his vision for building strong communities through education.

June 13, 2014

Food safety scientists in the College of Agricultural Sciences use research and education to protect consumers and producers from foodborne pathogen outbreaks.

June 13, 2014

A new center focuses on research and practical applications for improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

June 13, 2014

Three students learn valuable lessons as interns of PennAg Industries at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

June 13, 2014

While the story of women in agricultural sciences today is one of rapidly growing opportunity, that wasn’t always the case.