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College in the Media

September 26, 2017

Jeff Catchmark, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, discusses his recently published research on using a material made from cellulose and chitosan to replace plastics in packaging.

September 26, 2017

This article cites research for which Jairam Vanamala, associate professor of food science, is the principal investigator.

September 26, 2017

This story, which originally aired on WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio, relies on research-based information from Penn State.

September 26, 2017

Extension Dairy Team members Rob Goodling, Dave Swartz, Virginia Ishler and Tim Beck collaborate to offer this monthly column, previously written by Jim Dunn, professor emeritus of agricultural economics.

September 25, 2017

This article, which also appeared in the Hazleton Standard-Speaker, cites a college survey research project that documented farmers' use of various conservation practices.

September 24, 2017

Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology, and Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology, offer their analysis of the prospects for a good fall foliage display.

September 24, 2017

Among those quoted is David Hughes, associate professor of entomology and biology, who staffed a display highlighting his "zombie ant" research.

September 23, 2017

In this column, Tom Butzler, horticulture extension educator, advises readers to be wary of bees, wasps and yellow jackets in search of food sources during late summer and early fall.

September 22, 2017

Advice from Penn State Extension is featured prominently in this article about how to manage brown marmorated stink bugs in and around the home.

September 21, 2017

On National Teach Ag Day, Daniel Foster, associate professor of agricultural education, talked about how ag education can develop the future leaders who will solve global challenges related to food, fiber and natural resources.

September 21, 2017

Gregory Martin, poultry science extension educator, comments on a new Lebanon County hatchery designed with animal welfare in mind.

September 21, 2017

Terry Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition and head of the Animal Science Department, says GMOs help farmers do their jobs in a more sustainable way.

September 20, 2017

Jonathan Campbell, extension meat specialist and assistant professor of animal science, talks about a local specialty-meat processor and why he's so successful.

September 19, 2017

This article includes the college among a group of institutions that can help the nation "to address the diverse challenges related to food security, sustainable energy, and environmental quality."

September 19, 2017

This column of briefs contains an item titled, "Sugar beets beat the GMO drum," which mentions that Terry Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition and head of the Department of Animal Science, has been enlisted to support an effort to persuade consumers that genetically modified sugar is safe to eat.

September 18, 2017

Jean Lonie, director of student recruitment and activities, says with the diversity of career opportunities in the ag sciences, students may end up in the boardroom rather than the barn.

September 18, 2017

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, said the increase in spotted lanternfly populations is partly due to a mild winter, which enabled the survival of the insects' eggs.

September 16, 2017

Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology, and Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology, say conditions are right for a brilliant fall foliage display.

September 15, 2017

As part of a series about handling stormwater in the home landscape, Penn State Master Gardener Carol Papas explains how rain gardens filter pollutants, replenish aquifers and reduce potential downstream flooding.

September 14, 2017

In a Reuters story that also appeared in other media outlets, Heather Mikulas, a farm and food business extension educator, and Stan Ernst, instructor in agribusiness management, comment on the Rust Belt trend of turning blighted areas into urban farms.

September 14, 2017

Speaking at a meeting sponsored by state Sen. Gene Yaw, Dean Rick Roush pointed out the abundance of jobs and healthy salaries available for students in the agricultural sciences.

September 13, 2017

Emily Erickson, doctoral candidate in entomology, discusses her research looking at which ornamental plants are most attractive to insect pollinators.

September 12, 2017

Marvin Hall, professor of forage management, is featured as recipient of the alumni Professional Achievement Award from his undergraduate institution, Bluffton University.

September 11, 2017

Eileen Fabian, professor of agricultural engineering and environmental biophysics, and colleagues discuss their research to design effective systems for improving indoor air quality and uniformity in cage-free houses.

September 11, 2017

Many consumers want food-producing animals to live in environments that are nonconfining, said Eileen Fabian, professor of agricultural engineering and environmental biophysics.

September 10, 2017

Heather Mikulas, a farm and food business extension educator, and Stan Ernst, instructor in agribusiness management, comment on Pittsburgh's Hilltop Urban Farm project.