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The economic impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas development in counties where the most drilling is occurring is the subject of a Web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension.
In all but the shortest supply chains, food travels through wholesale distribution centers on its way from farm to consumer, and the location of these distributors can have a big impact on the efficiency of a food system. Now, a new mathematical model can help business owners and policy makers determine the optimal locations for such distributors, thanks to a research team led by an engineer in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Vegetable and small-fruit growers will have a chance to gain knowledge that can enhance their operations during a series of monthly, Web-based seminars that will kick off Dec. 18. Presented by Penn State Extension in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the webinars will provide timely updates in vegetable and small-fruit production for extension educators, producers and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York and surrounding states.
Some companies could economically convert their operations to wood boilers for heat and power, according to a team of forestry researchers.
Alexandra Lukasiewicz got an up-close look at the oceans' mysteries while she studied abroad in Bonaire.
Food-safety specialists with Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences annually issue warnings to deer hunters to keep food safety in mind if they are fortunate enough to get a buck or a doe, and this fall is no exception. However, this year because of the discovery of chronic wasting disease in wild Pennsylvania deer, they are cautioning hunters to be sure their animal appears healthy.
A student team from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently finished fifth overall in the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest. The team placed third in the cottage cheese competition, fourth in butter, fourth in milk and fourth in ice cream.
In 1998, Penn State became one of the leaders in online education with the establishment of its online World Campus. Throughout this year, the University is holding a series of events to celebrate this anniversary. On Monday, Dec. 2, the University community is invited to participate in the symposium “Penn State World Campus — Past, Present and Future” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Penn State Public Media will stream the discussion live from The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at http://wpsu.org/live/convocation13/.
Thanksgiving is a time for sharing: good food, family time, friendship and memories. But one thing you don't want to share, warns a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, is pathogenic bacteria.
An additive may help curb a chemical reaction that causes wine to look, smell and taste funky, according to food scientists.
From 2001 to 2011, the Pennsylvania workforce underwent a marked shift from higher-paying to lower-paying jobs, a trend that could have serious implications for the state's economy, according to a new report by economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife is benefiting students in the college with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to those majoring in Food Science. With a $100,000 gift, C. Daniel and Wendy S. Azzara, of State College, Pa., established the Azzara Family Trustee Scholarship.
Two courses that focus on Native American culture and history offer students a life-changing educational experience.
Queen bees convey honest signals to worker bees about their reproductive status and quality, according to an international team of researchers, who say their findings may help to explain why honey bee populations are declining.
Door-to-door sales can be a frustrating job, but last year, Penn State junior Megan Romania found satisfaction selling conservation to farmers.
One northcentral Pennsylvania county's struggle to keep up with the demands of shale-gas development is the subject of a Web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension. Offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Bradford County Community Planning: Resources for the Community, will feature Ray Stolinas, planning director in Bradford County's Office of Community Planning and Grants.
Penn State Extension is looking for volunteers to take part in its Master Well Owner Network, according to a water resources expert in the University's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar aimed at helping municipal, community and organizational officials implement strategic, land-use and comprehensive plans.
A Penn State entomologist uses the ScholarSphere repository to preserve rare insect collections.
With support from a $5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, an international team led by Jonathan Lynch, professor of plant nutrition in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will establish the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Beans. The project will employ novel techniques to accelerate breeding programs for common bean aimed at conferring traits that can increase yield under heat and drought stress.