College in the Media

July 17, 2019

Nancy Dreschel, associate teaching professor of animal science, talks about the evolutionary, physiological and emotional aspects of our interactions and bonds with animals.

July 17, 2019

An increase in the population of spotted lanternflies in Lancaster County this year could be attributed to the insects' quest for fresh sources of plants on which to feed, says Lois Miklas, Master Gardener coordinator for Lancaster County.

July 17, 2019

Tom Ford, commercial horticulture extension educator, offers advice for avoiding the spread of plant diseases, such as the Phytophthora ramorum pathogen that could be present in rhododendrons shipped to Pennsylvania retail outlets.

July 16, 2019

This story -- part of the StateImpact Pennsylvania collaboration among WITF (Harrisburg), WHYY (Philadelphia), WESA (Pittsburgh), and The Allegheny Front public radio program -- quotes Heather Leach, spotted lanternfly extension associate in entomology.

July 16, 2019

Penn State Master Gardener Adam Barkafski and Extension Area 9 Customer Relationship Manager Stephanie Shirk comment for this story.

July 16, 2019

This article mentions Penn State's spotted lanternfly partnership with the U.S. and state departments of Agriculture and includes a link to Penn State Extension's SLF website.

July 16, 2019

This article quotes several 4-H youth members and adult leaders about the 4-H experience culminating at the county fair.

July 14, 2019

This preview of Ag Progress Days youth activities planned for this year quotes Jeanette Stackhouse, 4-H education program associate and teen program manager.

July 13, 2019

In this column, Emily Lhamon, poultry extension educator, recalls her experiences as a 4-H youth exhibitor at her local county fair.

July 12, 2019

This article mentions Penn State Extension as part of the federal-state-university partnership to combat the spotted lanternfly.

July 11, 2019

Lynn James, senior extension educator and registered dietitian, says teaching cooking skills and nutrition concepts to youth could help them avoid chronic disease as they age.

July 11, 2019

This column contains briefs featuring several articles and initiatives developed by the college and extension, including information on the box tree moth, the Penn State-led Beescape website, the pollinator garden at The Arboretum at Penn State, and the Arboretum's Plant Finder tool.

July 11, 2019

This article, which also appeared in GANT News, Clearfield, promotes the activities planned for the Family Room building at Ag Progress Days.

July 11, 2019

Jay Stauffer, distinguished professor of ichthyology, comments on the water quality at local lakes used for recreation.

July 10, 2019

Carla Snyder, agricultural entrepreneurship and marketing extension educator, talks about the growth in the state's hard cider industry.

July 9, 2019

Joel Hunter, agronomy extension educator, explains how wet weather and low soil temperatures can affect crop yields.

July 8, 2019

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, talks about potential reasons for what appears to be a reduced population of spotted lanternfly in parts of Berks County.

July 6, 2019

Chad Dechow, associate professor of dairy cattle genetics, explains how his research has benefited from the USDA Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Germplasm Program.

July 5, 2019

This article profiles alumna Courtney Munjack, a golf course superintendent who holds two undergraduate degrees from the college.

July 4, 2019

Jessica Williamson, assistant professor of forage management, says Pennsylvania growers should consider changes in farm management this year in response to rainy weather that has impacted the planting of planned cash crops.

July 3, 2019

The depressed dairy market is causing some dairy farmers to try new cash crops such as hemp, says Jeff Graybill, agronomy extension educator.

July 3, 2019

This story, which also appeared on, Harrisburg, quotes Sandy Feather, commercial horticulture extension educator, and cites information from Jeff Graybill, agronomy extension educator.