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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 ...

August 27, 2009

Few can say that millions have looked upon their work with approval, but Andrew Bartley can; for the Penn State alumnus, it's just another day at the office....

August 27, 2009

The Penn State energy-crops field display, created by Penn State Farm Services, is now open to visitors on land across from the old armory building on Fox Hollow Road, showing a variety of energy crops in production. ...

August 27, 2009

Seeking to be a role model for farmers in the state and across the Northeast, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will undertake aerial seeding of a cover crop in late August or early September. ...

August 26, 2009

Some Penn Staters traveling to October's football game against the University of Illinois Fighting Illini won't have to spend time fighting crowds, fighting traffic or fighting ticket lines this year. Penn State's Ag Alumni Society is sponsoring a four-day bus trip to the game and limited seats are still available for the university community and ...

August 24, 2009

Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exhibition, kicked off on Tuesday, Aug. 18, and ran through Thursday, Aug. 20. For information on next year's event, visit http://apd.psu.edu/ For photos of this year's Ag Progress Days, go to http://live.psu.edu/stilllife/2120...

August 21, 2009

Sarah Donaldson loved Penn State. So much that after earning two degrees at the University -- a bachelor's degree in animal bioscience and a master's degree in pathobiology -- she chose to begin her career as a research cellular biologist with a job in the College of Agricultural Sciences. She was working in the field of molecular epidemiology, ...

August 20, 2009

Christine Olarte, an environmental resource management major in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, spent the ultimate white Christmas in the far southern latitudes last winter....

August 17, 2009

Penn State master gardeners team up with Penn State professor Dennis vanEngelsdorp and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to track local bee activity. Their goal: to make recommendations to gardeners about types of plants they should include in their gardens to make them pollinator-friendly. See them (and the bees!) in a slideshow at ...

August 14, 2009

With Marcellus shale natural gas development expanding employment opportunities, Pennsylvania residents will need to be prepared for the issues surrounding any potential job surge. Specialists with Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Pennsylvania College of Technology will review and predict direct workforce demand related to the Marcellus ...

August 13, 2009

As state lawmakers consider legislation to sell land currently managed by the State Correctional Institution at Rockview, the dean of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is speaking out to clarify what he believes are misconceptions about the vision behind the University's proposed ownership of part of the tract....

August 13, 2009

It has been said that the sun never sets on Penn State-developed turfgrass varieties because they carpet so many golf courses around the world. Similarly, many of the best golf courses on the planet are under the care of Penn State-educated turfgrass professionals....

August 12, 2009

A new invasive pest recently found in Pennsylvania could mean serious losses to corn growers in the state. Western bean cutworm (WBC) was first trapped in July 2009 in Erie and Lycoming counties and has also been found recently in low numbers in Forest, Clarion, Washington, Franklin, and Tioga counties, said John Tooker, assistant professor of ...