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The various stages of processing rye, from berries to alkylresorcinols (top left to bottom right): rye berries, rye chops (coarsely ground rye berries), rye bran, and alkylresorcinols (extracted and purified from rye bran).   Image: Ben Chrisfield / Penn State
A 'bran' new way to preserve healthy food with natural ingredients
January 3, 2019
A natural antioxidant found in grain bran could preserve food longer and replace synthetic antioxidants currently used by the food industry, according to researchers at Penn State.
The findings of the study are important because they better inform producers what to expect from their cows, according to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Being more precisely aware of their cows' rhythms allows dairy farmers to better judge the effectiveness of management strategies.   Image: Lee Simpson / Flickr
Annual, biological rhythms govern milk production in dairy cows
December 20, 2018
The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated by internal, annual biological rhythms than by environmental factors such as heat and humidity, according to Penn State researchers who studied more than a decade of production records from herds across the country.
Celize Christy and Christian Scott, at right, students in the International Agriculture and Development dual-title graduate degree program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, observe food preparation at La Colorada Community Center, Mexico, during a study abroad trip last year.    Image: Michael Houtz
Unique graduate student cohort will explore gender and agriculture
December 19, 2018
Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study on gender and its relationship to agricultural production.
Penn State Berkey Creamery intern Abigail Rule makes ice cream samples using chocolate ice cream mix and caramel.   Image: Alexandra Perez
Penn State Berkey Creamery intern plays important role in product development
December 19, 2018
Abigail Rule, a senior majoring in food science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has gotten the inside scoop on product development, thanks to an internship with Penn State's Berkey Creamery.
Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State Extension horticulture educator, talks about spotted lanternfly with visitors at the 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show.   Image: Chuck Gill, Penn State
Spotted lanternfly, home gardening, 4-H among Penn State highlights at Farm Show
December 17, 2018
If you are seeking information about the invasive spotted lanternfly, home gardening, food and health, agricultural majors and careers, or 4-H opportunities, you can find it by visiting Penn State exhibits at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 5-12 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.