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Bovine mastitis -- udder infection in cattle -- directly and indirectly costs U.S. dairy producers an estimated $2 billion each year. To help dairy farmers, veterinarians and other agricultural industry professionals understand how to prevent and treat mastitis, the Penn State Extension Veterinary Team is hosting the Penn State Mastitis and Milk Quality Conference on March 25 and 26 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville.
The Pell Laboratory for Advanced Biological Studies at Penn State has received an Honor Award from the New England chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Pell Lab was one of only three honor awards selected from more than 400 submissions. The Honor Award is the highest award given to a project designed by New England architects.
An entrepreneurial climate is more important than access to financing and banks in encouraging self-employment growth, according to rural economists.
Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship endowment created by a Penn State alumnus and his wife. William and Teresa Robinson, of Freeburg, created the William D. and Teresa L. Robinson Trustee Scholarship. First preference for funds will be given to students enrolled in the Poultry and Avian Science minor.
Over spring break of her junior year, while many students relaxed or traveled, Penn State Animal Science major Emily Benner found herself in the barns assisting in health checks and veterinary rounds.
The environment significantly influences whether or not a certain bacterium will block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria, according to researchers at Penn State.
A retired Penn State faculty member and alumnus and his wife have established a new scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences, with first preference going to students majoring in Animal Science. Donald Ace, professor emeritus of dairy science, and his wife, Lelia, of State College, created the Donald and Lelia Ace Trustee Scholarship.
The annual Pennsylvania Cattlemen's Conference, co-sponsored by Penn State Extension, will feature an agricultural engineer's presentation about the sustainability of beef production.
Donors with a long history of supporting entrepreneurship education at Penn State have established a new scholarship endowment to help students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need. Alumnus Earl Harbaugh and his wife, Kay, of The Villages, Fla., created the Harbaugh Family Trustee Scholarship, the first Penn State Trustee Scholarship to support students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor.
Growth in minority populations in the United States is providing opportunities for the specialty-crop industry on the East Coast to fill the rising demand created by ethnically diverse consumers. To help agricultural producers and others to tap into these markets, researchers and extension staff from four land-grant universities will hold a one-day workshop on March 3 in Valley Forge.
A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will focus on the latest, six-month natural gas production and waste figures released by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Female Asian longhorned beetles lure males to their locations by laying down sex-specific pheromone trails on tree surfaces, according to an international team of researchers. The finding could lead to the development of a tool to manage this invasive pest that affects about 25 tree species in the United States.
Whitney VanArtsdalen has always loved animals.
Students majoring in Turfgrass Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences will receive first consideration for a new Trustee Scholarship established by a pair of Penn State alumni. William F. and Diane Randolph, of Powell, Ohio, created an endowment to fund the M. Forest Randolph and William F. Randolph Trustee Scholarship, which will be awarded to a student in the college with demonstrated financial need.
Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms, according to agricultural researchers.
Aggression-causing genes appeared early in animal evolution and have maintained their roles for millions of years and across many species, even though animal aggression today varies widely from territorial fighting to setting up social hierarchies, according to researchers from Iowa State University, Penn State and Grand Valley State University.
A new series of Web-based seminars focusing on land use, offered by Penn State Extension, will kick off at noon on Feb. 19 with a presentation about transit-oriented communities.
A free public lecture titled "Hot Chocolate: Helping the Cacao Plant Adapt to Climate Change" will take place at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speakers will be Mark Guiltinan and Siela Maximova, professors in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State.
The increasing use of chemical herbicides is often blamed for the declining plant biodiversity in farms. However, other factors beyond herbicide exposure may be more important to species diversity, according to Penn State researchers.
Many students have the chance to study abroad. Morgan Porter, a senior Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major, took the concept to a new level last year.