Included are the required Funding, Availability, Accommodation, Disclaimer, Affirmative Action, Copyright, and 4-H statements.

Funding Statement

Use prominently (i.e., place first) on extension publications. The statement should always appear when other sources of funding are cited. Not needed on recruitment materials, programs, etc., unless special funding is mentioned.

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences research and extension programs are funded in part by Pennsylvania counties, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Los programas de investigación y extensión del Colegio de Ciencias Agrícolas de Penn State son financiados en parte por los condados de Pensilvania, el Gobierno de Pensilvania y el Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU.


Use on research or extension publications as appropriate.

Where trade names appear, no discrimination is intended, and no endorsement by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences is implied.


Where trade names appear, no discrimination is intended, and no endorsement by Penn State Extension is implied.


Donde aparecen marcas comerciales, no hay intento de discriminación o endoso implícito por parte del Colegio de Ciencias Agrícolas de Penn State.
Donde aparecen marcas comerciales, no hay intento de discriminación o endoso implícito por parte de la Extensión Cooperativa de Penn State.

Accommodation Statement

Use on publications that describe a specific program or event (e.g., conference, workshop or recruitment brochures) that encourages participation. The name and phone number must be included of a person who can look into accommodation for people with special needs.

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact _______________ in advance of your participation or visit.


La Universidad del Estado de Pennsylvania invita a personas calificadas con discapacidades a participar de sus programas y actividades. Si necesita asistencia especial durante su visita a la Universidad o tiene alguna pregunta sobre los accesos fisicos y/o adaptaciones disponibles, por favor comuniquese con _________________ antes de su participacion o visita.

Alternative Format Statement

Place on all University publications as a separate paragraph above the affirmative action statement. The type size should be larger than the affirmative action statement, but need not be as large as the text copy.

This publication is available in alternative media on request.


Esta publicación está disponible en medios alternativos si se solicita.

Affirmative Action Statement (nondiscrimination statement)

Use long version on all publications that exceed one page:

The University is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, admission and employment for all persons. It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment free of harassment and free of discrimination against any person because of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, perceived gender, gender identity, genetic information or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment, as well as sexual misconduct and relationship violence, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University's educational mission, and will not be tolerated. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Office, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901, Email:, Tel (814) 863-0471.


La Universidad está comprometida con la igualdad de acceso a programas, facilidades, admisión y empleo para todas las personas. Es la política de la Universidad para mantener un ambiente académico y laboral libre de acoso y libre de discriminación contra cualquier persona debido a edad, raza, color, ascendencia, origen nacional, credo religioso, servicio en las fuerzas militares (según lo determinado por leyes estatales y federales), condición de veterano, sexo, orientación sexual, estado civil o de familia, embarazo, condiciones relacionadas con el embarazo, discapacidad física o mental, género, percepción de género, identidad de género, información genética, o ideas políticas. La conducta discriminatoria y de acoso, al igual que la mala conducta sexual y la violencia en las relaciones de pareja, viola la dignidad de los individuos, impide la realización de la misión educativa de la Universidad, y no será tolerada. Dirija sus preguntas sobre la política de no-discriminación a la Oficina de Acción Afirmativa, Universidad Estatal de Pennsylvania, 328 Edificio Boucke, University Park, PA, 16802, Correo Electrónico:, Teléfono: (814) 863-0471.

Short statement for short (1 page) publications

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Penn State es una institución con igualdad de oportunidad, acción afirmativa, y está comprometida a proveer oportunidades de empleo a minorías, mujeres, veteranos, individuos con discapacidades y otros grupos protegidos por ley.

Veterinary Advice Statement

Must be applied to all animals-related products and communication, including but not limited to: publications, videos, online courses, webinars, news and press releases, and marketing material.

This [presentation, paper, pamphlet, etc.], including its text, graphics, and images (“Content”), is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to be a substitute for veterinary medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine or other licensed or certified veterinary medical professional with any questions you may have regarding a veterinary medical condition or symptom.


© The Pennsylvania State University 2019

4-H Statement

Place on all 4-H materials.

This publication is made possible through Pennsylvania 4-H educational materials fees.

4-H Statement for Press Releases

All 4-H press releases must contain one of the following two statements. Choose one to include at the end of every article.

Option 1:

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a community of more than 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Penn State Extension 4-H youth development educators in all 67 counties throughout the commonwealth administer local 4-H programs through non-formal education and outreach. To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at

Option 2:

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a non-formal educational youth-development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens.  To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at