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Robert Beelman
November 1, 2010

Food science researcher Robert Beelman recently retired from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences after 40 years of service.

October 28, 2010

The National Food Industry MarketMaker project, in which Penn State collaborates, has been recognized with the 2010 Partnership Award for multistate efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)....

October 28, 2010

Louis Galliker, who graduated from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in 1956 with a degree in dairy science, was one of 23 Penn State alumni recognized recently for outstanding professional accomplishments and given the title of Alumni Fellow by the University....

October 28, 2010

Jenna Moser had a pretty good idea of what to expect when she arrived in India for her two-month-long internship last summer -- she had done some research on the standard of living in parts of the country -- but still she found herself unprepared for the squalid conditions she would witness....

October 26, 2010

Parents and guardians of children, as well as those in households distributing treats, should remember some important points for keeping kids safe during trick-or-treating that occurs over the Halloween holiday, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences....

October 26, 2010

Penn State's leading student agricultural club has reached an important fundraising milestone in its efforts to establish a scholarship endowment. Block and Bridle, an organization for undergraduate students interested in animal sciences, has raised $20,000 -- the first stage in its goal to establish a $100,000 endowment....

October 26, 2010

Not only are restaurant patrons willing to pay more for meals prepared with produce and meat from local providers, the proportion of customers preferring local meals actually increases when the price increases, according to a team of international researchers....

Ag Advocates pose with state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding
October 22, 2010

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding this week urged a group of students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences to remain ambassadors for agriculture long after they graduate.

October 22, 2010

Penn State alumna Victoria Kilbert dove head first into the job market and resurfaced in the Chesapeake Bay. Sort of. After graduating from the College of Agricultural Sciences in 2008 with a degree in environmental resource management, Kilbert tried various jobs before arriving in Annapolis, Md., where she now works as part of a Chesapeake Bay ...

October 19, 2010

Penn State hydrogeologist and extension associate David Yoxtheimer and Tony Gaudlip of Range Resources will be featured speakers during a free Web-based seminar titled, "Water Use and Water Reuse/Recycling in Marcellus Shale Gas Exploration and Production," which will air Thursday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m.

October 15, 2010

Every weekend since the end of August, a group of Penn State wildlife and fisheries science students have been learning to band birds along the edge of a wooded area at the Arboretum at Penn State. The students are working under the direction of Emily Thomas, a 2009 Penn State graduate and a master's candidate in wildlife and fisheries science. To ...

October 15, 2010

You might have already noticed -- Pennsylvania apples in stores and markets this fall are more vividly colored and tastier than usual. That's just a sweet end to a very strange fruit-growing season, according to a Penn State tree-fruit specialist. ...

October 14, 2010

A hot, dry summer this year may have affected pumpkin crops in some regions of Pennsylvania, but that doesn't mean consumers will have trouble finding the right gourd for their Halloween jack-o-lanterns, according to a Penn State horticulture specialist. ...

October 13, 2010

Fruits and nuts are high-value crops in the Mid-Atlantic states and are being heavily impacted by honeybee shortages for pollination. A new $1.4 million grant from the USDA NIFA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI) program to Penn State will look into future impacts on fruit pollination and the development of alternative pollinators to ...

October 13, 2010

Three College of Agricultural Sciences faculty members will be honored by Potomac State College of West Virginia University for alumni achievement.

Dennis vanEngelsdorp
October 8, 2010

Dennis vanEngelsdorp, senior extension associate in entomology, has been recognized for his work by the Eastern Apiculture Society.

October 7, 2010

Transgenic corn's resistance to pests has benefited even nontransgenic corn, according to agricultural researchers and entomologists....

October 7, 2010

James Grace, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, was recently selected as the new Maurice K. Goddard chair in forestry and environmental resource conservation in Penn State's School of Forest Resources....

October 6, 2010

On weekdays, John Siefert's day begins at 7 a.m. He has to feed the animals, prepare labs and answer e-mails. No, Siefert isn't a farmer, or a researcher. He's a teacher at Conrad Weiser High School in Berks County, Pennsylvania....

October 5, 2010

The pace and extent of Marcellus Shale development across Pennsylvania can be "seen" in animated maps produced by the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research. Based on data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the animations show both the number of drilling permits issued for the Marcellus Shale target and ...