Toledo Blade: Turn up the heat for Hot and Spicy Food Day

January 15, 2020

This story mentions research conducted in the Food Science Department's Sensory Evaluation Center.

Business Insider: What the different types of carbs are and how they can affect your health

January 14, 2020

This article quotes Josh Lambert, associate professor of food science.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via -- may require log-in): Family farm life can turn deadly for kids, with 11 killed in just one Pa. county over five years

January 13, 2020

This article quotes Dennis Murphy, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via Nasty stuff hunters find on and in their deer -- Oozing green gunk, huge warts, parasitic insects and more

January 13, 2020

Michael Skvarla, extension educator and director of the Insect Identification Lab in entomology, explains the potential risk caused by parasitic deer keds.

Hagerstown (Md.) Herald-Mail: End of year is time for farmers to think about taxes

January 13, 2020

This article was written by Samantha Robison, dairy extension educator.

Centre Daily Times, State College: Dreaming of gardening? It’s not too early to start planning

January 12, 2020

This article was authored by Bill Lamont, professor emeritus of vegetable crops.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Penn State Extension works to help cheese makers

January 10, 2020

In this column of "briefs," Kerry Kaylegian, dairy foods extension specialist in food science, comments on a program aimed at assisting producers who make raw-milk cheese.

The Mercury, Pottstown: Berks environmental leaders pick top issues for 2020

January 10, 2020

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, says tree hazards caused by damage from the invasive emerald ash borer will become a greater problem in the year ahead.

Lancaster Farming: Scholarship winner wants to boost farms’ productivity

January 10, 2020

This article mentions 10 students with majors in the college who were recipients of 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show Foundation scholarships.

National Geographic: Demand for ginseng is creating a ‘wild west’ in Appalachia

January 9, 2020

Eric Burkhart, faculty instructor in ecosystem science and management, is quoted extensively in this article.

The Atlantic: The virus buried in a 100-year-old lung

January 9, 2020

This article quotes Ottar Bjornstad, Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology.

Washington Post: What to do when pests become homewreckers

January 9, 2020

Michael Skvarla, extension educator and director of the Insect Identification Lab in entomology, explains how to spot household carpenter ant infestations.

WJAC-TV, Johnstown: 128th Ice Cream Short Course

January 9, 2020

Bob Roberts, professor and head of food science, comments on this year's Ice Cream Short Course.

Lancaster Newspapers: What is a master watershed steward? This environmental program's coming to Lancaster and wants volunteers

January 9, 2020

This article quotes Jodi Sulpizio, natural resources extension educator and Master Watershed Steward program coordinator in York County.

Westfield Free Press-Courier: Westfield woman named county 4-H educator

January 9, 2020

Debra Bieser, 4-H extension educator, talks about 4-H offerings and her new position in Tioga County. State College Borough Council welcomes new members, elects council president

January 7, 2020

This article quotes Deanna Behring, assistant dean and director of international programs, upon her swearing in to Borough Council.

Successful Farming "Living the Country Life Radio": Preparing for lambing

January 6, 2020

In this audio segment, which aired on radio stations across the country, Melanie Barkley, livestock extension educator, offers advice for preparing a ewe to give birth.

The Intelligencer, Langhorne: Bucks boy in rabbit royalty at Pa. Farm Show

January 4, 2020

Sarah Gregory, 4-H extension educator, explains how local 4-H'ers prepared for the Farm Show 4-H Potato Grading contest. This story also appeared in the Bucks County Courier Times.

Lancaster Farming: Tips for a healthier workday

January 4, 2020

This "Family Living Focus" column was authored by Katherine French, nutrition, diet, and health extension educator.

Discover magazine: 5 things that will help keep your microbiome healthy

January 3, 2020

This article, co-authored originally for The Conversation by Darrell Cockburn, assistant professor of food science, also appeared in Salon and several other media outlets.

Futurity: More states grow hops as craft beer popularity booms

January 2, 2020

This article, and similar coverage in New Food and other outlets, quotes Claudia Schmidt, assistant professor of agricultural economics, and Elizabeth Dobis, postdoctoral scholar at the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.

York Dispatch: Pennsylvania Farm Show will be family affair for Spring Grove trio

January 1, 2020

Linda Spahr, 4-H extension educator, comments on local 4-H'ers who would be exhibiting animals at the Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Lock Haven Express: Centre County 4-H Robotics teams successful at qualifier

December 28, 2019

This article highlights the accomplishments of two local 4-H robotics teams at a regional competition.

Centre Daily Times, State College: Last year was the wettest on record in Centre County. Here’s how 2019 compared, and what’s next

December 27, 2019

Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology, talks about how weather affected 2019's fall foliage season.

Toledo Blade: UT professor argues craft beer industry is re-surging local hop production

December 26, 2019

This article quotes Claudia Schmidt, assistant professor of agricultural economics.

Allentown Morning Call: Spotting the spotted lanternfly -- Possible infested shipments from Lehigh Valley flagged once they get to New York

December 25, 2019

Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator, says the state's spotted lanternfly quarantine is helping prevent the pest from spreading. This story also appeared in the Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice, the Bradford Era and the Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald.

United Press International: Brothers die when one tries to rescue the other from silo

December 24, 2019

This story contains information from Penn State Extension about the hazards of silo gases.

Lancaster Newspapers: So far, Pa.'s hemp harvest hasn't been nearly as lucrative as farmers hoped

December 23, 2019

Jeff Graybill, agronomy extension educator, comments on the market for hemp for Pennsylvania growers.

Bradford Era: County master gardeners perform work at Comes Center

December 23, 2019

Gloria Wilson, Master Gardener coordinator in McKean County, and Rob Dickinson, client relations manager for Extension's Area 2, talk about enhancements to a local horticulture and natural resources learning center.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Want to lose weight? Learn how to cook from Penn State classes in Plum and Greensburg

December 21, 2019

This article quotes Karly Warner, marketing coordinator for Extension’s Food, Family, and Health team.

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