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April 28, 2010

Food safety experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently conducted a weeklong training workshop for nearly 100 food inspectors with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. ...

April 28, 2010

For first- and second-grade students in the State College Area School District, trees have become more than something to climb. After the first annual "Tree Farm Visit" -- thanks to Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences -- trees have been transformed from toy to environmental treasure....

April 28, 2010

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is now taking registrations for its third Penn State Youth Beef Cow Camp, scheduled for June 20-23....

April 27, 2010

Phillip Clauer, senior instructor in poultry science, is the recipient of this year's Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Academic Advising Award. Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society, the award recognizes faculty members for overall effectiveness in student advising, individual student ...

April 25, 2010

A chilly and overcast April 25th was not enough to keep a crowd of more than 600 attendees from celebrating the long-anticipated formal opening of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in The Arboretum at Penn State. Bounded by Park Avenue and Bigler Road, on the University Park campus, the gardens serve as the front door to the remainder of the ...

April 23, 2010

The American Meat Science Association recently awarded its Distinguished Teaching Award to Ed Mills, associate professor of dairy and animal science.

April 23, 2010

Two graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have been awarded awards by the university for their work and accomplishments in international matters....

April 23, 2010

According to the ancient Chinese proverb, if you give a man a fish you will feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish you will feed him for a lifetime. In a sense, Penn State's Agricultural Student Council, in collaboration with other student organizations, recently accomplished both of these feats....

April 23, 2010

Public water systems are required by law to protect customers and regularly test for impurities. But in Pennsylvania, 3.5 million residents are served by private water systems, such as wells, springs and cisterns, and they have no such legal oversight. "If you own your own private supply, it's all your own responsibility to provide clean water to ...

April 23, 2010

A Web-based resource developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is helping crop producers manage insects, diseases and weeds, often while reducing the need for pesticides....

April 22, 2010

Attenuated live vaccines that protect poultry against Newcastle Disease may be altering the genetic makeup of the wild virus strains, which could make future outbreaks unpredictable and difficult to tackle, according to biologists....

April 22, 2010

This year's take Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day event, presented by Penn State's Office of Human Resources and Educational Equity, took place Thursday, April 22, on the University Park campus. The event drew more than 500 participants and their mentors to 50 career sites highlighting the food industry, animals, nursing, horticulture, ...

Tom Murphy
April 21, 2010

Tom Murphy, extension educator in Lycoming County, was one of 16 individuals and organizations to receive a 2010 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

April 20, 2010

The Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network has announced its 2010 series of field days.

Tom Palchak, manager of the Berkey Creamery, explains creamery operations to a visiting delegation from five Asian countries.
April 19, 2010

An international delegation from south Asia visited the College of Agricultural Sciences recently to learn about best practices and new technologies for ensuring food safety.

April 17, 2010

Three graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have been honored with University-wide awards this spring to recognize excellence in teaching, outreach or research. Robert D. Cameron, doctoral candidate in horticulture, received the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award. Matthew R. Ryan, doctoral ...

April 16, 2010

The grass sometimes looks greener on the other side of the fence -- or in the other corner of the state -- not necessarily because it actually is greener, but because a disturbance in one's own backyard makes the local situation lose its luster. That's the case with some property owners in southwestern Pennsylvania as they compare their situations ...

April 15, 2010

Dave Mortensen, professor of weed ecology/biology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been chosen to receive the Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research....

April 14, 2010

"Salute to the Military Child," a free event in support of children and youth in local communities whose parents are serving in the military, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, Pa....

April 14, 2010

Bryan Burhans, president and CEO of the American Chestnut Foundation and certified wildlife biologist, will present this year's Umbaugh Lecture at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 23, at Penn State DuBois.