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College in the Media

April 25, 2011

This article mentions the work of Rick Day, geospatial technology specialist in Crop and Soil Sciences.

April 18, 2011

Dean Bruce McPheron is among those quoted about how proposed state budget cuts could affect agricultural research and extension programs across Pennsylvania.

April 18, 2011

Penn State Extension educators talk about the range of natural-gas issues for which Extension offers information and advice.

April 18, 2011

Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, said communities must be proactive if they want to emerge from the gas boom in better shape than they were before the boom began.

April 18, 2011

Extension educator Sandy Feather says pruning the clematis vine need not be intimidating to gardeners.

April 18, 2011

Heidi Crager, an Agricultural and Extension Education alumna, is named executive assistant to state Agriculture Secretary George Greig.

April 18, 2011

Extension educator Peter Wulfhorst gives advice on what contaminants well owners should test for.

April 18, 2011

Tianna DuPont, sustainable agriculture extension educator, talks about small farms and the local-food movement.

April 18, 2011

Bill Lamont, professor of vegetable crops, says good-quality soil is key to a successful vegetable garden.

April 18, 2011

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners work with juvenile offenders to impart a community-service ethic.

April 18, 2011

Extension educator Sandy Feather offers tips for avoiding lawn dead spots caused by dog waste.

April 7, 2011

Channel 6 talks to officials about potential cuts to Penn State Extension programs as a result of the governor's proposed budget.

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.