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Berkey Creamery’s 150th anniversary flavor has a name: Birthday Bash.
Pennsylvania producers looking for information about how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable through pasture and grazing management can take advantage of a home study course offered by Penn State Extension this fall.
The first in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum is scheduled for Sept. 13. The events are scheduled for Sundays after home football games.
Renovations to the infrastructure of eight of the nine greenhouses located near the Tyson Building on the University Park campus are currently underway. The greenhouses are used for teaching and research by faculty and students in both the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Eberly College of Science.
John Hayes, associate professor of food science and director of Penn State's Sensory Evaluation Center, received the Young Investigator Award at the Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers.
Penn State is hosting 19 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. The students join 62 prior recipients continuing in the University’s graduate degree programs in the Eberly College of Science and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Information Sciences and Technology, and the Liberal Arts, as well as the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs.
Penn State's College of Communications is exploring ways to help keep refugees from being radicalized by terrorist groups on Facebook.
Matthew Kaplan, professor of intergenerational programs and aging in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, is the co-recipient of the Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research, Generations United recently announced.
When trying to explain the potential effects of climate change on plants, fish and wildlife, scientists usually resort to language that fails to convey the impact of warming. Now, a study by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences fisheries researchers clearly explains the impact of projected warming waters on wild brook trout in the eastern U.S. for fishermen.
If you get a chance to watch a game of the Little League World Series Aug. 20-30 -- on TV or in person -- you'll quickly notice the high-quality of the fields at both Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little League Volunteer Stadium, in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Strawberry cheesecake with graham cracker crust, the runner-up in this summer’s pick the anniversary flavor contest, is now available at Berkey Creamery.
The growing availability of heroin, combined with programs aimed at curbing prescription painkiller abuse, may be changing the face of opiate addiction in the U.S., according to sociologists.
Government officials, industry representatives and university experts will gather in public forums at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for two critical issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture: workforce and economic development, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Both sessions are open to the public.
The Green Smoothie Test is an outreach program of the center, in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development, in which staff members travel around the community to demonstrate making “green smoothies”—containing green vegetables—for children. Students are involved in choosing and mixing the ingredients, tasting the creations, and discussing their experiences. The next demonstration will be later this month at Ag Progress Days.
Ted Alter, Professor of Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics, has been awarded the Community Development Society’s (CDS) 2015 Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award. This award is presented to a CDS member in recognition of a significant stream of superior research that exemplifies and positively impacts community development practice and represents a lasting contribution to the field.
A new activity to be introduced this year at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, promises to be a lot of fun for participants and promote an appreciation of the career opportunities made possible by getting an education in the agricultural and natural resource sciences.
Almost Brigadoon-like, a small agricultural "city" is nearly ready to spring up amongst the fields at Rock Springs, along state Route 45, 9 miles southwest of State College. Penn State's Ag Progress Days, one of the East's largest agricultural expositions, will be held Aug. 18-20, providing visitors with about 150 acres of commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, family and youth activities, equine presentations, workshops and an agricultural museum.
Comparing the natural gas volumes in the various shale formations will be the topic of a free, Web-based seminar hosted by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team.
By the time Regina Vasilatos-Younken entered high school, she already possessed an awareness of academic interests and professional goals that would exert supreme influence throughout every stage of her career.