College in the Media

April 19, 2010

Bob Roberts, associate professor of food science, comments for a story on the potential benefits and risks of probiotics.

April 16, 2010

Doug Schaufler, senior project associate of Farm Operations and Services, describes the College of Agricultural Sciences' use of straight vegetable oil to fuel farm equipment.

April 13, 2010

In this podcast, Jonathan Lynch, professor of plant nutrition, talks about his work to develop plants with root traits that can better acquire nutrients in poor soils.

April 12, 2010

Bob Pollock, Penn State Cooperative Extension director in Indiana County, Jim Sellmer, associate professor of ornamental horticulture, and Bryan Swistock, water resources extension associate, discuss how the winter effected ornamentals and the water supply.

April 12, 2010

Penn State Cooperative Extension and the School of Forest Resources are looking for well owners to participate in a study of Marcellus natural-gas drilling and private water supplies in southwestern Pennsylvania.

April 12, 2010

Maryann Frazier, senior extension associate in entomology, says Pennsylvania beekeepers may report highest-ever winter bee losses.

April 7, 2010

Ginger Pryor, state coordinator for the Penn State Master Gardener program, Rob Berghage, associate professor of horticulture, and Cambria County Master Gardener John Drahnak discuss how to plant pollinator-friendly gardens.

April 7, 2010

Dennis vanEngelsdorp, senior extension associate in entomology and acting state apiarist, and Diana Cox-Foster, professor of entomology, discuss bee losses and the latest research on Colony Collapse Disorder.

April 5, 2010

Craig Weidemann, Penn State vice president for outreach, talks about the university's evolving land-grant mission in this Harrisburg Patriot-News op-ed.

March 30, 2010

Dennis Buffington, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, says renewable energy isn't as "green" as it can be unless we start with energy conservation as the base of the "energy pyramid."

March 24, 2010

Dennis vanEngelsdorp, senior extension associate in entomology who also serves as apiarist for the Pa. Department of Agriculture, and Chris Mullin, professor of entomology, are quoted.

March 16, 2010

The Collegian covers an emerging compromise for the disposition of land currently controlled by the State Correctional Institute at Rockview.

March 16, 2010

Steve Jacobs, senior extension associate in entomology, is quoted in a story about the resurgence of bedbugs in Pennsylvania.

March 16, 2010

An article describing research by Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology in the School of Forest Resources and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

March 12, 2010

Daniel Ciolkosz, senior extension associate in agricultural and biological engineering, explains the ins and outs of co-firing biomass with coal for energy generation.

March 10, 2010

The Sun-Gazette publishes college items featuring the upcoming "Fundamentals of Food Science" short course and food-safety advice for nonprofit bake sales from Martin Bucknavage, food-safety specialist in the Food Science Department.

March 9, 2010

Backyard poultry flocks are a growing trend, and Phil Clauer, senior instructor in poultry science, says they pose few health or safety risks.

March 9, 2010

Dean Bruce McPheron and state officials comment on a proposed compromise plan for ownership and management of Rockview Correctional Institute land.

March 5, 2010
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Dennis Calvin, interim director of Penn State Cooperative Extension, and Robert Hansen, Tioga County extension director, are quoted in a story about energy company East Resources' support for 4-H.

March 5, 2010

A story on the resurgence of bedbug infestations, quoting Ed Rajotte, professor of entomology and coordinator of the Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program.

March 4, 2010
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An article highlighting the business side of agriculture, as taught in "Exploring the Small Farm Dream," a course offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension in Chester County and elsewhere. The story quotes extension educator Cheryl Fairbairn and mentions educator Keith Dickinson.

March 4, 2010

Daney Jackson, director of strategic projects, talks about the future of Iraqi agriculture, following a tour by several administrators from land-grant colleges of agriculture.

March 3, 2010

Paul Patterson, professor of poultry science, comments for a story about egg safety.

March 2, 2010

Kristen Saacke Blunk, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center, talks about the Conewago Creek watershed initiative.

February 26, 2010

An article highlighting the 100th anniversary of the first extension educator in Pennsylvania.

February 24, 2010

An article on local farmers' decisions on whether or not to grow genetically modified crops, quoting several College of Ag Sciences faculty members.

February 15, 2010

James Dunn, professor of agricultural economics, forecasts what he expects from dairy prices in 2010.

February 4, 2010

WFMZ-TV, Allentown, reports on a Penn State Extension workshop covering Marcellus shale natural-gas issues, with a sound bite from Dave Messersmith, extension educator based in Wayne County.