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April 6, 2011

Virginia Ishler, extension nutrient management specialist and manager of Penn State's dairy complex, and Tim Beck, extension educator based in Cumberland County, discuss how calculating "income over feed cost" can help a dairy producer's bottom line.

April 4, 2011

In light of the governor's proposed budget that would cut state funding for the College of Agricultural Sciences by more than 50 percent, this article highlights a real-world example of how agricultural research and extension have helped the state's economy while ensuring a safe and plentiful food supply.

April 4, 2011

Extension educator Tianna DuPont comments for this story about Penn State Extension's "Exploring the Small Farm Dream" course.

March 31, 2011

Penn State and other universities are scrambling to fight off steep cuts by the governor to their state appropriations. The proposed cuts would be tough for Penn State as a whole. But they’d be devastating to Agricultural research and Cooperative Extension at Penn State. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports on what services might be lost.

March 31, 2011

The Collegian highlights potential effects of the proposed state budget on 4-H programs delivered by Penn State Extension.

March 30, 2011

Matt Royer, director of the Lower Susquehanna Initiative in the college's Ag and Environment Center, explains how the Conewago project could be a blueprint for other Chesapeake Bay watersheds.

March 29, 2011

Bryan Swistock, extension water resources specialist in the School of Forest Resources, talks about research on the effects of natural-gas drilling on private water supplies.

March 29, 2011

Mulch is good, but not when too deep or piled against the bark of trees, says Sandy Feather, horticulture educator in Allegheny County.

March 29, 2011

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture educator in Northampton and Lehigh counties, says gardening is rewarding but requires commitment.

March 25, 2011

Natural-gas drilling and wildlife can co-exist with the proper foresight and planning, say Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, and Patrick Drohan, associate professor of pedology.

March 23, 2011

John Floros, head of the Department of Food Science, comments about rising interest in food-science education and careers.

March 23, 2011

James Dunn, professor of agricultural economics, says having crop insurance could be critical for growers this year.

March 22, 2011

Karen Bernhard, extension program assistant in horticulture in Lehigh County, and Greg Krawczyk, extension entomologist at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, talk about the brown marmorated stink bug.

March 4, 2011

Editor Susan Crowell makes a strong case in support of agricultural research, extension and education.

March 4, 2011

An article featuring several planned spring-break service-learning trips, including one to Chile involving Ag Sciences students.

March 4, 2011

Tara Baugher, tree-fruit extension educator in Adams County, discusses a study on labor-reducing mechanical thinning technology.

March 3, 2011

Greg Krawczyk, extension entomologist at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, says effective stink-bug biocontrol may take a few years to develop.

March 3, 2011

An article highlighting research conducted by David Hughes, assistant professor of entomology and biology.

March 3, 2011

Dennis Buffington, professor of agricultural engineering, explains new energy-saving regulations aimed at phasing out incandescent light bulbs.

March 2, 2011

Fran Alloway, extension educator in Delaware County, talks about the knowledge needed to address community hunger issues.

February 28, 2011

Penn State extension entomologists Greg Krawczyk and John Tooker discuss what fruit and field-crop growers might do to fight stink bugs in 2011.

February 28, 2011

Penn State Extension "is credited with educating more landowners about mineral rights leases in the Marcellus Shale era than any other single source in the state," according to this article, which includes comments from extension educator Tom Murphy, co-director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

February 18, 2011

Coverage of the annual joint meeting of the extension associations in Clearfield and Jefferson counties.

February 18, 2011

Bill Shuffstall, senior extension educator in economic and community development, helps a group of Tioga County leaders chart the community's future.

February 17, 2011

An article highlighting the high school's agricultural science program, which has sent some of its graduates to Penn State.

February 16, 2011

Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, says Pennsylvania communities must plan for the eventual end of the natural-gas boom.