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As greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture rise worldwide, a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is leading a new international project aimed at helping to reduce such emissions from livestock production. The $1.65 million initiative involves a consortium of researchers from nine countries whose goal is to compile scientific data and develop practices that promise to address the problem.
Penn State senior Kasie Hatfield has always loved animals, so she jumped at the opportunity to return to her home state of Florida last year and help rehabilitate sick, injured and aggressive dogs.
Penn State students majoring in Animal Science will receive first preference for a new scholarship endowed by an alumnus of the College of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Duane Norman, of Fulton, Md., created the H. Duane and Roslyn W. Norman Trustee Scholarship to support undergraduates in the college who have demonstrated financial need.
You've seen the strange-looking trucks on the road these past few years. Maybe you've watched truck after truck head to a new shale-gas drill site in your area. But just what do they do with all that equipment? A new online presentation from Penn State Extension answers that question.
The restoration of Pennsylvania's river-otter population has been, by all accounts, a great success, and a study being conducted by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will soon quantify the accomplishment by yielding population information.
The Penn State chapter of a national agricultural honorary fraternity has established a scholarship endowment to support students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have demonstrated financial need. Alpha Zeta provided a $50,000 gift to create the Alpha Zeta Fraternity Trustee Scholarship.
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will hold an informative open house for prospective students from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Heritage Hall of the Hetzel Union Building -- also known as the HUB.
Brown marmorated stink bugs cause millions of dollars in crop losses across the United States because of the damage their saliva does to plant tissues. Researchers at Penn State have developed methods to extract the insect saliva and identify the major protein components, which could lead to new pest control approaches.
An alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will establish a scholarship endowment that will help students interested in animal science or veterinary research. Donald Carbaugh, of Fort Loudon, Pa., has included a $50,000 bequest in his estate plan that will be used to create the Donald E. Carbaugh Scholarship.
Crop Mobs, a project started by a small group of Penn State students in the fall of 2013, will host an event to showcase how they plan to connect the community and farmers in a fresh and creative way. The event is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in 371 Willard Building and is open to the public.
In the classroom and laboratory, performing on the field — or in it, doing world-class research and altruistic service around the globe — these Penn State students represent just a small fraction of what is "incredibly impressive" about our University.
A new scholarship created by an alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and his wife will benefit students in the college with demonstrated financial need. Les and Elaine Firth, of Mercer, established the Firth Family Trustee Scholarship, with first preference going to students from the northwestern Pennsylvania counties of Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Warren.
Bovine mastitis -- udder infection in cattle -- directly and indirectly costs U.S. dairy producers an estimated $2 billion each year. To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference on March 25 and 26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.
The Pell Laboratory for Advanced Biological Studies at Penn State has received an Honor Award from the New England chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Pell Lab was one of only three honor awards selected from more than 400 submissions. The Honor Award is the highest award given to a project designed by New England architects.
An entrepreneurial climate is more important than access to financing and banks in encouraging self-employment growth, according to rural economists.
Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship endowment created by a Penn State alumnus and his wife. William and Teresa Robinson, of Freeburg, created the William D. and Teresa L. Robinson Trustee Scholarship. First preference for funds will be given to students enrolled in the Poultry and Avian Science minor.
Over spring break of her junior year, while many students relaxed or traveled, Penn State Animal Science major Emily Benner found herself in the barns assisting in health checks and veterinary rounds.
The environment significantly influences whether or not a certain bacterium will block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria, according to researchers at Penn State.
A retired Penn State faculty member and alumnus and his wife have established a new scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences, with first preference going to students majoring in Animal Science. Donald Ace, professor emeritus of dairy science, and his wife, Lelia, of State College, created the Donald and Lelia Ace Trustee Scholarship.
The annual Pennsylvania Cattlemen's Conference, co-sponsored by Penn State Extension, will feature an agricultural engineer's presentation about the sustainability of beef production.