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Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar providing guidance for municipalities on how to enhance vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian connectivity.
The next installment of WPSU-TV’s "Conversations LIVE" tackles the topic of end-of-summer gardening in "Get Your Garden On!" Host Patty Satalia is joined by Tom Butzler, Steve Bogash and John Esslinger, all horticulture educators with Penn State’s Cooperative Extension.
The amount of natural gas produced from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania will be the subject of a Web-based seminar by Penn State Extension.
Interest in renewable energy is growing worldwide and so are jobs in this field, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s green economy occupations database. Penn State, which is ranked first among universities engaged in alternative energy research by Elsevier Publishing, is bringing together faculty from multiple academic units to help train renewable energy leaders and will launch an online master’s degree in renewable energy and sustainability systems starting this fall.
For undergraduate students interested in coming up with the next great idea or becoming their own boss, a new Penn State minor could help them achieve their dreams. Approved by the University's Board of Trustees in July and available at the start of the fall semester, the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers students the opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial side, regardless of their academic major.
Three new agricultural resource centers funded in the recently passed Pennsylvania state budget will be unveiled to the public during Ag Progress Days on Aug. 13-15 at Rock Springs. The centers, a collaborative effort between Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will address the hot button issues of food safety, animal care and plant health.
The public is invited to a presentation from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24 titled “Plants get sick too!” in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.
Quick zaps of ultraviolet light can boost the vitamin D levels in mushrooms in seconds, turning the fungi into an even healthier food, according to Penn State food scientists.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is partnering with Penn State and two other universities to create University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) designed to support doctoral students from underrepresented minority groups studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Joseph Conklin, of Pittsburgh, has been named district director for Penn State Extension's District 10, which encompasses Washington, Greene and Fayette counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The appointment was effective Aug. 1.
Temperature-driven changes alter outbreak patterns of tea tortrix -- an insect pest -- and may shed light on how temperature influences whether insects emerge as cohesive cohorts or continuously, according to an international team of researchers. These findings have implications for both pest control and how climate change may alter infestations.
Much of the equipment, technology, goods and services that drive the state's agricultural economy will be on display during Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, Aug. 13-15 at Rock Springs. The event will feature nearly 500 exhibitors and a variety of field demonstrations, giving agricultural producers a marketplace where they can learn, shop and compare, according to Bob Oberheim, Ag Progress Days manager.
Raising fish in tanks that contain hiding places and other obstacles can make the fish both smarter and improve their chances of survival when they are released into the wild, according to an international team of researchers.
Cover crops planted in rotation with main crops can help farmers reduce erosion and replenish nutrients into the soil, and cover crops increasingly are being considered for biofuel feedstocks.
Science and interactive fun are at the heart of planned educational displays and activities for youth at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15.
Whether it's a desire for energy independence, concerns about the environment, a need to cut costs or an effort to find new uses for farm products, the agricultural community is taking an increasingly close look at ways to tap an expanding energy market in Pennsylvania.
Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar focusing on the Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act, Act 319, better known as "Clean & Green."
The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes will be the focus of the Yard and Garden area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15 at Rock Springs.
Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15, can learn about the hazards of flowing grain, how to avoid being entrapped or engulfed by flowing grain, and how to safely enter grain storage bins.
A series of informative, authoritative presentations about agricultural topics will be offered in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building theatre during the 2013 edition of Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15.