Pennsylvania Young Growers Featured in National Horticultural Journals

Pennsylvania young growers Blake Slaybaugh, Leighton Rice, Mark Boyer, Eleanor Rice, Benjamin Keim, and Kyle Benner were recently featured in national horticultural journals.

Plant pathology professor remembered for impact on turfgrass industry, students

Wakar Uddin, professor of plant pathology and turfgrass disease specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is being remembered as a respected mentor and friend who had a profound impact on plant pathology and the turfgrass industry.  

Research Opportunities

Make the most of your Ag Sciences education and set yourself apart from other undergraduates by being involved in real-world science as an undergraduate researcher.

Research Opportunities

Penn State Ag Sciences offers unique opportunities to build your résumé and make a difference by getting involved with cutting-edge, crucial, real-world research.

Michael Mayernick
Dave Sandor
Agricultural Analytical Services Lab

The Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory provides a wide range of testing programs for soils, water, plants, biosolids and other agricultural materials.

Kinship Family Forum: Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles

When May 18, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for this virtual event to learn about basic nutrition and physical activity, how they affect our bodies at any age, and ways of incorporating them into our lives!

Retirement for Farmers: Medicare Planning

When May 18, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join a virtual event that provides an overview of the benefits Medicare provides, as well as the unique considerations that farmers must be aware of to qualify for these benefits.

Horses and Ticks Don't Mix - Protecting Your Horses From Tick Bites

When May 17, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn ways to protect your horses from tick bites this summer!

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

When May 17, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn to recognize the common signs of Alzheimer's Disease during this informative virtual event.

News and Announcements
Penn State Extension offers farm safety trainings and demonstrations

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The May 2 death of a 68-year-old Cumberland County farmer who succumbed to toxic gases while working in a silo underscores the dangers associated with agriculture, which is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States.

New Penn State Extension endowment honors the ‘Siri’ of Lebanon County

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Recently, Alletta “Letie” Schadler received an unexpected phone call. Someone had a question about preparing a potato dish for a family of 15. Schadler often advised on food safety matters at Penn State Extension. But she worked there decades ago. The woman had found her number in an old telephone directory.

What does the detection of avian flu mean for Pennsylvania?

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania is the latest state to report a confirmed detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, in a commercial poultry flock, leading state officials, industry leaders and Penn State poultry specialists to redouble efforts to contain the virus and educate producers, backyard flock owners and the public about the disease.

Avian flu outbreak exacerbates concerns for farmers’ mental health

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The devastating outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, that has slammed Pennsylvania’s $7.1 billion poultry industry in recent weeks has caused the loss of nearly 4 million birds in nine commercial flocks in the state as of May 10. But besides its impact on producers’ bottom lines, avian flu also could affect their mental health and well-being, according to a Penn State Extension educator.

Nicole Webster, Ph.D.
Food safety from farm to fork: Resources for farmers markets vendors

As farmers markets kick off this season, vendors and producers may benefit from Penn State Extension educational materials on controlling food safety risks from farm to fork — including a resource guide and an online course.

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Thinking about a future in the Agricultural Sciences? Come visit us at the University Park campus to learn more about our college, majors and community.

Ag Sciences Global

College of Agricultural Sciences education, research, and outreach around the world.

Glen Bupp
Existing technologies can help world meet agricultural methane targets by 2030

Amid the frequent bad news about climate change, some potentially good news has emerged: Existing technologies, diligently applied, could enable the world to meet the target set for reducing agricultural methane emissions by 2030, say researchers.

Banish botulism and safely preserve food at home with 'can-along' webinars

Home food preservation has seen a renewed interest in recent years. But along with numerous benefits, the activity carries food safety risks. To provide guidance on up-to-date and science-based methods for home food preservation, Penn State Extension educators are offering a series of “can-along” webinars in June and July.

EFNEP 2022 income guidelines Spanish full sheet
Recruiting Folder Materials

Recruiting folder checklist, Federal poverty level income guidelines for EFNEP participation, updated annually, sample adult class schedule, statewide contact list, agency brochure, program worksheet.

EFNEP 2022 income guidelines full sheet
Outreach - Program Announcement Trifold Brochure

Posted 6-2019. Separate versions for EFNEP or SNAP-Ed, also color or black and white (gray) printing. Use this brochure to advertise a specific class to participants. To customize, just click to enter your information into all of the indicated spaces. Insert EFNEP income guidelines half-sheet and trifold insert as needed.

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