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May 14, 2010

Bryan Swistock, water resources extension specialist in the School of Forest Resources, tells an audience that testing of private water supplies is critical in light of Marcellus shale natural-gas drilling.

May 11, 2010

Maryann Frazier, senior extension associate in entomology, testifies in a court case involving backyard beekeeping.

May 10, 2010

Terry Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition and head of the Department of Dairy and Animal Science, says the scientific community needs to do a better job of communicating about agriculture and food production.

May 10, 2010

Dave Messersmith, extension educator in Wayne County, and Tim Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, are quoted in a story about the economic effects of gas leasing on Pennsylvania farmers.

May 10, 2010

Kerry Kaylegian, director of industrial outreach in the Department of Food Science, discusses the risks of consuming unpasteurized milk.

May 5, 2010

Gary Sheppard, extension director in Westmoreland County, is quoted in a story about natural-gas exploration issues in southwestern Pennsylvania.

May 4, 2010

In a letter to the editor, a writer endorses a Penn State Extension website that offers information about Marcellus shale natural-gas exploration.

May 4, 2010

Gregory Martin, Penn State Extension poultry educator, and Paul Patterson, professor of poultry science, weigh in on the relative merits of alternative egg-production systems.

May 3, 2010

James Dunn, professor of agricultural economics, and Ed Pruss, Penn State Cooperative Extension educator in Wayne County, comment for a story about the financial hardships facing dairy farmers.

April 29, 2010

Bill Henning, professor emeritus of dairy and animal science, talks about how proposed new federal testing regulations would affect small meat processors.

April 23, 2010

College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Bruce McPheron says in an op-ed that investment in ag research and extension is critical.

April 22, 2010

Coverage of the Ag Day event, sponsored by College of Agricultural Sciences student groups.

April 21, 2010

Terry Schettini, director of Penn State Cooperative Extension in Lackawanna County, offers advice for gardeners to cope with the potential for late blight in tomatoes.

April 21, 2010

A story chronicling a U.S. House Agriculture Committee field hearing in Harrisburg, at which James Dunn, professor of agricultural economics, testified about dairy prices.

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.