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Do you garden, compost, or have a private drinking water well?

Tracy Hoover, who has served as interim associate dean for undergraduate education in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences since June 2011, has been named to the post on a permanent basis.

Students representing 36 nations and universities from across the United States took part in the Fulbright Global Food Security Seminar hosted by the college.

To serve the more than 600,000 private forest landowners in Pennsylvania, the college has created the Center for Private Forests.

Eleven-year-old Joy Brahney’s picture of R.J., an Appaloosa horse grazing at Serenity Stables in Hooversville, Pennsylvania, won this year’s photo contest at 4-H State Achievement Days held at University Park.

They’re small, they’re bloodthirsty, they trek quickly, and if you’re traveling, they could be waiting for you in your hotel bed.

After spending five days this spring studying aquaponics at the University of Arizona, Jessica Foster, a junior in horticulture with a minor in wildlife and fisheries science, and greenhouse manager Scott DiLoreto are developing the first aquaponic system at Penn State.

A senior forest science major won the STIHL Collegiate Timber-sports Championship, held June 1–3 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

A historical marker commemorating the first extension agent in Pennsylvania—and one of the first in the United States—was dedicated on June 7 in Schellsburg, Bedford County.

Growers, homeowners, and nursery operators throughout the continental United States can report the extent of their problems with brown marmorateds and their associated costs via a website developed by Penn State, stinkbug-info.org.

First-year FRC teams hold their breath as they wait for one moment: the announcement of the Rookie All-Star Award.

Paulson and Prabhu have cured leukemia in mice, but the most important question remains: Will the therapy work in humans?

The Department of Animal Science offers a range of courses emphasizing a scientific approach to horse management.

Recent graduate Michelle Myers built some strong relationships at Penn State; she also built a passion to create enduring furniture.

Two researchers in the college have been awarded a grant through the Grand Challenges Explorations program, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Out of more than 250 graduate students who competed at Penn State’s 27th Graduate Exhibition, nine graduate students in programs offered or co-sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences were among 46 recognized with awards.

Supercritical carbon dioxide is a unique type of phase-change fluid that has special diffuse capabilities with unique liquid properties, including high solvency.

A parasite that fights the zombie-ant fungus has yielded some of its secrets to an international research team led by Penn State’s David Hughes.

Roxanne (Hoffman) Shiels, ’90 ERM, ’93g Forest Resources, and Sharon Stringer, ’78 Comm, ’96g Ag Ed, ’99 Ph.D. Ag Ext Ed, were recently elected to three-year terms on the Alumni Council, an organization that shapes the policies and direction of the Penn State Alumni Association.