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October 5, 2009

Understanding the implications of the H1N1 flu, responding to federal clean water mandates and managing Pennsylvania's natural gas rush were among the pressing issues addressed during the Penn State Agricultural Council's annual College of Agricultural Sciences Research Tour at the University Park campus recently....

October 4, 2009

Many tend to avoid insects and other many-legged creatures, but on Saturday, Oct. 3, thousands of insect-interested people swarmed to the Great Insect Fair held in the Snider Agricultural Arena for the sole purpose of holding, touching and learning about the world of entomology - the study of insects. This year's theme, "Moth Madness," featured ...

October 2, 2009

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, youth across Pennsylvania will join hundreds of thousands of young people around the nation to simultaneously create biofuel as part of "Biofuel Blast," the 2009 National Science Experiment scheduled for 4-H National Youth Science Day....

October 1, 2009

Three graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received scholarship awards totaling $25,000 from the American Mushroom Institute. ...

October 1, 2009

Every college student dreams of getting the opportunity to land the perfect career after graduation, but if you can't find it, why not create it? While at Whole Foods Market, recent Penn State Food Science graduate Jill Kuzo had the opportunity to do just that as head of her own gluten-free testing lab....

September 25, 2009

When it comes to the weather, perception often is not reality, according to a precipitation expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and never has that been truer than this year. ...

September 25, 2009

Manure management is a critical issue for livestock operations and has become a priority of conservation and nutrient-management activities. To help manure handlers adopt new technologies and best-management practices, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will host the 2010 Manure Expo, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 15, 2010, at Russell E. ...

September 24, 2009

For more than 20 years, Marc Abrams has studied how precipitation and temperature influence the timing and intensity of fall foliage colors in Pennsylvania. For a number of reasons, this year could be the best one he's seen....

September 24, 2009

During the 13 years that veterinarian Nancy Dreschel was in private practice, she saw a lot of dogs that were severely frightened by thunder and lightning storms. So when she got the opportunity in 2003 to conduct research on what might be done to help animals suffering from this problem, she jumped at it....

September 17, 2009

What's the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Why do they fly by night? Find out the answers to these and other questions about moths and other six-legged critters at Penn State's 16th annual Great Insect Fair, being held on Oct. 3, in the Snider Agricultural Arena at the corner of Park Avenue and Fox Hollow Road. ...

September 17, 2009

A new partnership between a professor in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and one of the world's leading philanthropists is aimed at easing Africa's hunger problems long-term. ...

September 17, 2009

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is trying to make it a little easier for high school students to decide which college to attend with its Fall Open House from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 at the University Park campus. ...

September 17, 2009

Lauren Rusert has always been an athlete, but after years of softball, soccer, cross-country running and even men's wrestling, she decided to try something new. Now a senior majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education, Rusert showed up for Penn State women's rugby Rookie Day during the fall of her freshman year to check out the team....

September 14, 2009

As federal agencies respond this month to President Barack Obama's executive order to redouble efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, the challenge in Pennsylvania is to focus on local initiatives aimed at helping agricultural producers and their nonfarming neighbors adopt conservation practices that can improve water quality in bay tributaries, ...

September 14, 2009

Two graduate students in Penn State's College of Ag Sciences were recently awarded fellowships in pollinator health sponsored by ice cream-maker Haagen-Dazs....

September 11, 2009

Drilling into the Marcellus shale could unearth many new layers of public concern in addition to natural gas and associated revenues, according to experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. How communities can respond will be the topic of a Sept. 17 online seminar, "Response Options to Marcellus Shale and Energy Development," ...

September 8, 2009

Jerry Greenfield, of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, will be on the Penn State Altoona campus Sept. 24....

September 3, 2009

The recession-impaired economy may have diminished recruitment for many employers, but companies still need to identify young talent and fill their leadership pipelines. Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will offer an opportunity for ag-industry employers to meet talented students at its Ag Career Day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, ...

September 2, 2009

From 1:25 to 2:25 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 10, in room 244 Agricultural Engineering Building on Penn State's University Park campus there will be a seminar presentation titled, "How do YOU know that stinks? Olfactometry in Agriculture," presented by Eileen Fabian Wheeler, professor in the department of agriculture and biological engineering. ...

August 28, 2009

Penn State Great Valley has joined forces with Liberty Property Trust to launch the Farmers Market at Great Valley this fall. Starting Sept. 10, the market will be held at Penn State Great Valley from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through November. The fall market will feature a variety of seasonal produce including red peppers, melons, winter ...