Penn State’s Ag Progress Days is back with a wide range of activities, exhibits

August 2, 2021

After a year-long postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State’s Ag Progress Days is back with a full schedule of demonstrations, activities and learning for all ages. The expo begins Aug. 10 and continues through Aug. 12 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.

Ag Progress Days attendees can gain insight into agricultural issues and policy

July 30, 2021

Visitors at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, will have opportunities to learn about issues and policies affecting Pennsylvania agriculture as well as governmental services and programs that may help them address production or economic challenges. A variety of planned events and exhibits will feature representatives from state and federal agencies, state legislators and cabinet officials, and a federal lawmaker.

Master Gardeners, Delaware Valley University pilot 'Grow-Save-Repeat' project

July 28, 2021

Consumers’ growing interest in gardening — and seed saving — has spurred a new project by Penn State Extension’s Master Gardener program, called "Grow-Save-Repeat."

Researchers identify a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn

July 28, 2021

The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen, according to an international team of researchers, led by Penn State.

Educators offer tips on how to manage spotted lanternflies on ornamental trees

July 28, 2021

The first step in deciding how to manage spotted lanternflies on residential properties and public spaces begins with a risk assessment, according to a Penn State Extension horticulture educator.

Retired avian biology professor is named fellow of Poultry Science Association

July 27, 2021

Alan Johnson, former Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology in Penn State’s Department of Animal Science, has been named a fellow of the Poultry Science Association.

Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever, new research finds

July 22, 2021

Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State researchers. The team also found that infection with the bacterium Wolbachia, which has recently been used to control viral infections in mosquitoes, also increases the thermal sensitivity of the insects.

Saddle up! The Equine Experience is back at Ag Progress Days

July 20, 2021

The Equine Experience at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days is a summer destination for equestrians of all ages. During the three-day event, Aug. 10–12, visitors can attend demonstrations, interact with Penn State equine science faculty and staff, and learn more about horse health and care.

Ag Progress Days exhibits focus on animal and plant diseases, invasive pests

July 19, 2021

Infectious and vector-borne animal and plant diseases, vaccination issues surrounding COVID-19, and the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in displays and presentations at the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12.

'Sowing the Seeds for the Future' at Ag Progress Days 4-H Youth Building

July 19, 2021

From plant science to animal science, 4-H has something for everyone, and the 4-H Youth Building at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10–12, will introduce kids of all ages to the many facets of 4-H, according to organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Pasto Agricultural Museum to host two novel water-quality workshops

July 16, 2021

Penn State’s Pasto Agricultural Museum, in collaboration with the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center, is hosting two in-person workshops related to water quality.

Penn State agricultural research highlighted on Ag Progress Days tours

July 16, 2021

A variety of research and educational programs related to agriculture and natural resources will be in the spotlight on several tours to be offered during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12 at Rock Springs.

Helping pollinators highlighted at Ag Progress Days Yard and Garden Area

July 15, 2021

The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes is a focus of the Yard and Garden Area this year at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12.

Grants will aid College of Ag Sciences faculty in commercializing research

July 15, 2021

Three research projects that are demonstrating commercial promise — and have potential to improve lives — have received grants through a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences program designed to spur innovation.

When fawns perceive constant danger from many sources, they almost seem to relax

July 14, 2021

Burnout. It is a syndrome that is said to afflict humans who feel chronic stress. But after conducting a novel study using trail cameras showing the interactions between white-tailed deer fawns and predators, a Penn State researcher suggests that prey animals feel it, too.

Learn about food, families and health in the Family Room at Ag Progress Days

July 14, 2021

Did you set a goal to focus on your health in 2021? If you said yes or are looking for healthy, family-friendly meal ideas, be sure to stop by the Family Room Building at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days Aug. 10-12.

Ag Progress Days to feature crop exhibits, wildlife displays and hay contest

July 14, 2021

A wide variety of crop management, wildlife and conservation education, as well as the signature hay show, will take place in and around the J.D. Harrington Crops, Soils and Conservation Building during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12.

Penn State Security Center announces Fall 2021 Grant Program

July 14, 2021

The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education is announcing its Fall 2021 Grant Program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State. University faculty and researchers are eligible to apply by Sept. 30.

ATV rollovers the focus of Ag Progress Days farm-safety and health demos

July 14, 2021

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, can learn about ATV rollover dangers.

'Sweet' scholarship takes Penn State food science student to Austria

July 12, 2021

Aaron Wiedemer, a senior majoring in food science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has an envious area of study: chocolate. He will be taking his research abroad in fall 2021 with the help of the Marshall Plan Scholarship.

Pasto Ag Museum at Ag Progress Days to explore intersection of science, history

July 12, 2021

Visitors to the Pasto Agricultural Museum during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, can explore the intersection of science and history.

Machinery demonstrations, exhibits are a draw for Ag Progress Days visitors

July 9, 2021

The latest trends in agricultural technology and equipment will be on display at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, slated for Aug. 10-12 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Centre County.

Better Kid Care marks decade of online education for child care professionals

July 9, 2021

Penn State Extension’s Better Kid Care program, which provides professional development opportunities for those who care for children and youth, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its On Demand distance learning system.

Land-use webinar to focus on intergenerational community engagement, planning

July 8, 2021

Planning for an intergenerational community that offers engagement to citizens of all ages will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at noon, July 21.

Water resources professor receives 2021 Black Award for excellence in research

July 8, 2021

Elizabeth Boyer, professor of water resources in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is the 2021 recipient of the Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for excellence in research.

Be on the alert for sick songbirds

July 7, 2021

Pennsylvania residents may see dead and dying songbirds exhibiting strange symptoms, warns a Penn State Extension wildlife specialist who is monitoring the spread of a mysterious disease in the eastern United States.

New state historical marker highlights legacy of Penn State fruit research

July 7, 2021

For more than a century, researchers at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center have studied the science undergirding the production of tree fruits and shared this newfound knowledge with producers to help ensure an abundant supply of nutritious, affordable fruit products for Pennsylvanians. The state Historical and Museum Commission now has recognized this legacy of research and education with the placement of a new Pennsylvania Historical Marker at the facility in Biglerville, Adams County.

Loss of biodiversity in streams threatens vital biological process

July 1, 2021

The fast-moving decline and extinction of many species of detritivores — organisms that break down and remove dead plant and animal matter — may have dire consequences, an international team of scientists suggests in a new study.

New model predicts spotted lanternfly egg hatching

June 30, 2021

Research conducted by scientists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has led to the creation of an online tool that can help predict seasonal egg hatch for spotted lanternflies.

Small farms have large impact on Pennsylvania agriculture, reports suggest

June 30, 2021

Despite vastly outnumbering large farms, small farms produce only a tiny fraction of Pennsylvania's total agricultural output. However, these smaller operations support billions of dollars worth of economic activity while helping to preserve farmland and adding to the diversity of the state's agriculture, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

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