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July 30, 2009

Since they share a focus on programs related to crops, soils and natural resources, it only makes sense that Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service again join forces under the same tent at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20....

July 29, 2009

A wide range of research and outreach related to water quality will be highlighted by special exhibits at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18 to 20 at Rock Springs....

July 29, 2009

In 2008, 44 people were killed in Pennsylvania farm and agriculture-related accidents -- a sharp increase from previous years. Such statistics illustrate the need for farm-safety and farm-rescue training for emergency responders, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences....

July 29, 2009

Gardening enthusiasts attending Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, can get tips on providing safe havens for butterflies, honeybees and other struggling pollinators....

July 28, 2009

An entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been elected a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, an honor that means he is among the top insect scientists in the world. ...

July 27, 2009

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and FieldTurf, which bills itself as the world leader in sports surfacing, have partnered to develop the world's first facility dedicated to sports surface research, with a five-year commitment that will center around research on synthetic turf, running tracks and indoor sports surfaces. This research ...

July 23, 2009

Even though the new Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009 was signed into law more than a month ago, experts are still trying to understand its ramifications. A family-finance specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences said some of the law's features give consumers an assist in managing the credit card game in specific ...

July 23, 2009

The opening of 30 Hope Drive on the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's East Campus has provided a variety of opportunities to patients and therapists alike. For individuals with limited mobility, strength or endurance, participation in leisure activities is at times limited because of the physical demands they require. Inability to ...

July 22, 2009

The gardening explosion across the nation due to the recession and the desire for home-grown food means that many people will soon have fruits and vegetables to can or freeze, but a food-safety specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says "putting up" your harvest is not as simple as going back to Grandma's favorite canning ...

July 20, 2009

Adults visiting Penn State's Ag Progress Days, to be held Aug. 18 - 20 in Rock Springs, Pa., will find acre after acre of exhibits, demonstrations and displays at the state's largest outdoor agricultural exposition. They will be relieved to know that their children will also encounter fun and fascination as they discover the youthful side of ...

July 20, 2009

Visitors to Penn State's Ag Progress Days, to be held Aug. 18 - 20 in Rock Springs, might feel overwhelmed by the dizzying array of options and information available at the 1,500-acre Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center. Fortunately, there's an easy way to learn more about Penn State field research aimed at producing safe and abundant ...

July 17, 2009

The Equine Experience at Penn State's Ag Progress Days has a history of offering attractions and activities that educate and entertain horse lovers of all ages and experience levels. Visitors at this year's event, to be held Aug. 18 - 20, will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics through training and breed clinics, ...

July 17, 2009

Several awards recognizing the achievements of faculty, extension educators, staff and students in the environmental and natural resources sciences in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences were recently announced by the Environment and Natural Resource Institute. ...

July 17, 2009

The National Poultry Food and Distributors Association recently announced that Hannah Atkins, a senior Penn State animal science major from Lewistown, has once again been selected to receive one of its four national scholarships....

July 17, 2009

Recent Penn State graduate Kelly Williams' biggest fear for her internship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was that she'd get stuck in the office at some desk job. Turns out, she needn't have worried....

July 15, 2009

A Penn State study of climate change projects a warmer, wetter Pennsylvania, with a longer growing season and significantly less snow by the middle of the current century....

July 14, 2009

"Frequently consuming grilled or fried meats may increase your cancer risk," said Joshua Muscat, professor of public health sciences in College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey, "but it is uncertain how often you would have to eat them for this to occur -- perhaps several times a week for decades." He concluded: "The best advice, as for anything ...

July 10, 2009

With demonstrations on chainsaw safety and using tractors safely in the woods, free health screenings, and on-site agricultural-emergency specialists, this year's version of Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, will address the health and safety of farmers. ...

July 10, 2009

With a major renovation and addition nearly complete, the Pasto Agricultural Museum is giving visitors a glimpse of the museum's future, which will include more exhibits highlighting the history of farming and rural life. Both the new and old sections of the facility will be open for Ag Progress Days in August....

July 10, 2009

Two online seminars on forest issues will be offered this summer by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. ...