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Spring/Summer 2015

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.

Dragonfly gut infections suggest environmental role in obesity.

Students travel to Cambodia and Thailand to assist small farmers.

Receptor may be key to treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

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.

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.

Small predator diversity reduces parasites in frogs.

In 2008, Lake Perez at the Stone Valley Recreation Area was drained to repair problems with the dam.

Living laboratory offers opportunities for research, recreation.

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.

Environmental resource management major researches “scars.”

Altered milk protein can deliver AIDS drug to infants.

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.

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 CED major interns with National Defense University.

Eric Harvill, Professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, has been named a Distinguished Professor for his exceptional record of research, teaching, and service to Penn State.

Penn State researchers and extension educators rapidly respond to the threat of a potential invasive species.

Our researchers explain what science reveals about GMOs—both the benefits and the risks.

Crowdsourcing Plant Knowledge

Staff and volunteers of the Center for Private Forests help Pennsylvania’s landowners conserve forests for generations to come.

After 50 years, members of the Penn State Stockmen’s Club continue to support the Department of Animal Science.

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.

Pennsylvania agriculture covers more ground than you might think.