College in the Media

January 8, 2018

Steve Ward, Penn State Extension master gardener coordinator for Lackawanna County, stresses the importance of public vigilance in combating the spotted lanternfly.

January 7, 2018

Sarah Albinson, senior agribusiness management major, and Kate Meyer, junior animal science major, talk about their experience caring for the college's horse herd.

January 7, 2018

In this Farm Show-themed column, Stephanie Shirk, client relations manager for Penn State Extension's Area 9, is quoted about the new extension website and the importance of technology in agriculture.

January 7, 2018

Jonathan Ziegler, marketing specialist in the Communications and Marketing unit, says the Penn State exhibit at the Farm Show allows college personnel to reach the ag industry, homeowners, hobbyists, home gardeners and others who they might not typically interact with.

January 6, 2018

The college's involvement at the Pennsylvania Farm Show is highlighted in this preview story.

January 5, 2018

Luke LaBorde, professor of food science, comments on the challenges FDA faces when deciding whether to issue a food recall.

January 5, 2018

Mary Ehret, health and nutrition extension educator, offers tips for incorporating more vegetables into your diet.

January 5, 2018

This article highlights the Strengthening Families program, which is aimed at helping children and parents navigate the teen years while guarding against substance abuse.

January 5, 2018

Hillary Morin Peterson, a graduate student in entomology, and Greg Krawczyk, associate professor and extension tree fruit entomologist, talk about the discovery of a wasp in Pennsylvania that's a natural enemy of the brown marmorated stink bug.

January 5, 2018

Del Voight, agronomy extension educator, discusses factors that affected 2017 soybean yields in Pennsylvania.

January 4, 2018

Tom Butzler, horticulture extension educator and Beekeeping 101 developer, noted that beekeeping requires maintenance and care throughout the year.

January 4, 2018

This article quotes Abbie Spackman, case coordinator for AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians.

December 31, 2017

This article quotes Tyler Wagner, adjunct professor of fisheries ecology and assistant leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Shannon White, a doctoral degree candidate in ecology.

December 30, 2017

"One of the reasons we’ve been successful is that we’ve evolved to meet the ongoing needs of the industry," says Bob Roberts, head of food science and director of the Ice Cream Short Course.

December 29, 2017

This article highlights the presence of the college and Penn State Extension at the 102nd state Farm Show in Harrisburg.

December 28, 2017

Rachel Milliron, field and forage crops extension educator, comments on factors that affected crop yields and the timing of planting and harvesting in 2017.

December 26, 2017

In an article that also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and more than 20 other news outlets, Elsa Sanchez, professor of horticultural systems management, says despite a recent rise in the cost of seeds, they're still an economical way to garden.

December 26, 2017

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, describes the challenges posed by the invasive spotted lanternfly.

December 26, 2017

Ted Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental and regional economics, talks about his work in building consensus for policies aimed at managing invasive rabbit populations in Australia.

December 23, 2017

Rick Bates, professor of horticulture, gives advice for using an evergreen with its roots intact as a Christmas tree, then keeping it for planting outdoors in the spring.

December 21, 2017

Ginny Ishler, extension nutrient management specialist, explains why animal operations need a manure management plan.

December 18, 2017

This story cites information from the Extension Dairy Team's "Dairy Outlook" newsletter and quotes John Rowehl, agronomy extension educator.

December 17, 2017

Heather Gall, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, says she hopes this project can help people understand that potentially dangerous compounds in everyday products can make their way through wastewater treatment plants and into streams.

December 14, 2017

Jim Finley, professor emeritus of forest resources, and Allyson Muth, forest stewardship program associate, talk about how the aging of private forest landowners and the potential splintering of woodland tracts can impact forest health.

December 14, 2017

Matt Kaplan, intergenerational program specialist and professor of agricultural and extension education, comments on challenges faced by grandparents who are caring for grandchildren affected by the ongoing opioid crisis.

December 14, 2017

This article features recently announced $1 million gifts from alumnus Earl Harbaugh and his wife, Kay, and from alumnus John Warehime and wife, Patty.

December 14, 2017

This article highlights a Penn State Extension online course aimed at beef producers.

December 13, 2017

In the absence of drug treatment, the only thing that stops resistant pathogens from spreading is competition with the pathogens that are sensitive to drug treatment, says Andrew Read, Evan Pugh professor of biology and entomology.