Elwood City Ledger: Incorporate canned foods in meals to reduce trips to market

April 10, 2020

This article features recommendations provided by the Penn State Extension office in Beaver County.

Onward State: It’s business as moo-sual for Penn State’s Dairy Barns

April 10, 2020

This article quotes Dairy Barn Manager Nadine Houck

Lancaster Farming: Farm operations of all sizes urged to consider payroll protection loans

April 9, 2020

This coverage of a recent coronavirus-related extension webinar quotes Carla Snyder, program area leader for marketing and market development, and Dan Brockett, community development and energy extension educator.

American Agriculturist: Penn State extends deadline for conservation practices survey

April 9, 2020

Matt Royer, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center, explains a deadline extension for farmers in a four-county area to complete a survey of on-farm conservation practices.

WHTM-TV (ABC27), Harrisburg: Penn State Extension offers free online courses for a limited time

April 9, 2020

This story highlighting Penn State Extension's offer of free online course registrations through April features a sound bite from Brent Hales, director of extension and associate dean. Similar coverage appeared in the Bucks Local News (Lansdale), Titusville Herald, WJACTV.com and other outlets.

Farm and Dairy: Back to local -- Crisis pushes people toward local food systems

April 8, 2020

This article quotes Brian Moyer, educational program associate in business and community vitality, and Claudia Schmidt, assistant professor of marketing and local/regional food systems.

Daily Collegian: With much of the world halted by the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State's farms carry on

April 8, 2020

This story quotes Animal Science Department Head Terry Etherton, Dairy Barns Co-manager Nadine Houck, animal science doctoral candidate Susanna Raeisaenen, agricultural systems management major Eli Baker, and animal science majors Margaret Brice, Allison Hart and Madi Heilveil.

WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh: Expert -- 'There is no need to panic' after a tiger tests positive for COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, says there's no evidence that the novel coronavirus can be passed from domestic animals to humans. Similar coverage appeared in Medical Xpress, the Bucks Local News (Lansdale), Bradford Era and other outlets.

Lewistown Sentinel: Extension educators offer tips on managing spring spotted lanternfly eggs hatching

April 6, 2020

This article, which quotes Beth Finlay, Master Gardener coordinator in Berks County, and Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, also appeared in the Bradford Era, Farm and Dairy, Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Allentown Morning Call: Like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, live chickens are hot commodity in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

April 6, 2020

Emily Lhamon, poultry extension educator, says raising backyard chickens is "not an impulse purchase. You have to be fully prepared before you bring a chick home or place an order."

American Agriculturist: 4 guidelines to ensure your children stay safe on the farm

April 6, 2020

Linda Fetzer, extension associate in agricultural safety and health, offers safety tips for youth who are forced to stay home on the farm during the pandemic.

Morning Ag Clips: Tips for farmers market operators to help minimize coronavirus transmission

April 5, 2020

Luke LaBorde, professor of food science, and Brian Moyer, education program associate in business and community vitality, offer recommendations for keeping vendors and customers safe from COVID-19. Similar coverage appeared in Farm and Dairy and other outlets.

Lancaster Newspapers: Farmers working hard to get food to your families in this public health crisis

April 5, 2020

This op-ed quotes Dave Swartz, Penn State Extension assistant director for animal systems programs, and Steve Loerch, senior associate dean.

Lancaster Farming: Going to the head of the class -- From ag student to ag teacher

April 4, 2020

This article profiles Victoria (Herr) Brown, Agricultural and Extension Education alumna.

Altoona Mirror: One-two punch — Virus outbreak testing landscapers after mild winter

April 4, 2020

This story quotes Tom Ford, commercial horticulture extension educator.

Huntingdon Daily News: Dairy farmers, milk supply and prices impacted by COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Amber Yutzy, dairy extension educator, explains the production bottlenecks occurring as the result of the coronavirus pandemic.

LebTown.com, Lebanon: Shifting demand, supply chain issues force dairy farmers to dump fluid milk

April 3, 2020

Expectations of a good year for dairy producers have been dashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, says Mat Haan, dairy extension educator.

WHTM-TV (ABC27.com), Harrisburg: Link between COVID-19 and loss of smell, taste to be explored at Penn State

April 3, 2020

John Hayes, associate professor of food science and director of the Sensory Evaluation Center, comments on his lab's participation in a coronavirus-related research project. Similar coverage appeared in the Bradford Era and other outlets.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Tired of being indoors? Get out and garden!

April 3, 2020

Penn State Master Gardener Carol Papas authored this column.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): A vaccine for the coronavirus is on the way, and doctors will need our help to make sure it works | PennLive Editorial

April 3, 2020

This editorial cites comments from Suresh Kuchipudi, clinical professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences.

Pottsville Republican Herald: At milk production’s peak, dairy industry challenged

April 3, 2020

Mat Haan, dairy extension educator, comments on dairy supply chain disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): Virtual garden tours, talks and videos to get you through the coronavirus shutdown

April 2, 2020

This article highlights, and links to, Penn State Extension gardening-related online courses and webinars.

Fruit Growers News: Coronavirus best management practices for horticultural crop producers

April 2, 2020

This article was authored by Tom Ford, commercial horticulture extension educator.

The Mercury, Pottstown: Coronavirus shutdown sends farm economy in Berks County into turmoil; consumers go direct to farmers to circumvent shortages

April 2, 2020

This article quotes Brian Moyer, education program associate in business and community vitality.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Dig it -- Quarantine stinks, but if you’re stuck at home you can get a head start on your lawn and garden

April 1, 2020

This article contains gardening recommendations from Erin Kinley, area Master Gardener coordinator.

Altoona Mirror: Dealing with COVID-19 disruptions

April 1, 2020

This column was authored by Zach Larson, agronomy extension educator.

Daily Mail (U.K.): China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases: researchers

March 31, 2020

Ottar Bjornstad, Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology, comments on a study he co-authored that used a combination of case reports, public health information and mobile phone location tracking to investigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in China. Similar coverage also appeared on Fox News and Yahoo News websites.

Beef Magazine: COVID-19 crisis forces partial closure of JBS Souderton plant

March 31, 2020

Tara Felix, assistant professor of animal science and extension beef specialist, comments on the production bottlenecks caused by the recent closure of meat processing plants. This story also appeared in American Agriculturist.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Have gardening questions? Master Gardeners’ hotline has answers

March 31, 2020

This article provides instructions on how to submit questions to the Master Gardener gardening hotline in Westmoreland County.

Associated Press: In stressful times, we crave comfort food

March 31, 2020

In this article, which appeared originally in the Beaver County Times and was reprinted in several other outlets, Mary Alice Gettings, food, families and health extension educator and registered dietitian, offers tips including comfort food in your diet while maintaining good nutrition.

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