Ag Progress Days exhibits focus on animal and plant diseases, invasive pests

July 19, 2021

Infectious and vector-borne animal and plant diseases, vaccination issues surrounding COVID-19, and the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in displays and presentations at the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12.

'Sowing the Seeds for the Future' at Ag Progress Days 4-H Youth Building

July 19, 2021

From plant science to animal science, 4-H has something for everyone, and the 4-H Youth Building at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10–12, will introduce kids of all ages to the many facets of 4-H, according to organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Pasto Agricultural Museum to host two novel water-quality workshops

July 16, 2021

Penn State’s Pasto Agricultural Museum, in collaboration with the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center, is hosting two in-person workshops related to water quality.

Penn State agricultural research highlighted on Ag Progress Days tours

July 16, 2021

A variety of research and educational programs related to agriculture and natural resources will be in the spotlight on several tours to be offered during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12 at Rock Springs.

Helping pollinators highlighted at Ag Progress Days Yard and Garden Area

July 15, 2021

The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes is a focus of the Yard and Garden Area this year at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12.

Grants will aid College of Ag Sciences faculty in commercializing research

July 15, 2021

Three research projects that are demonstrating commercial promise — and have potential to improve lives — have received grants through a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences program designed to spur innovation.

When fawns perceive constant danger from many sources, they almost seem to relax

July 14, 2021

Burnout. It is a syndrome that is said to afflict humans who feel chronic stress. But after conducting a novel study using trail cameras showing the interactions between white-tailed deer fawns and predators, a Penn State researcher suggests that prey animals feel it, too.

Learn about food, families and health in the Family Room at Ag Progress Days

July 14, 2021

Did you set a goal to focus on your health in 2021? If you said yes or are looking for healthy, family-friendly meal ideas, be sure to stop by the Family Room Building at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days Aug. 10-12.

Ag Progress Days to feature crop exhibits, wildlife displays and hay contest

July 14, 2021

A wide variety of crop management, wildlife and conservation education, as well as the signature hay show, will take place in and around the J.D. Harrington Crops, Soils and Conservation Building during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12.

Penn State Security Center announces Fall 2021 Grant Program

July 14, 2021

The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education is announcing its Fall 2021 Grant Program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State. University faculty and researchers are eligible to apply by Sept. 30.

ATV rollovers the focus of Ag Progress Days farm-safety and health demos

July 14, 2021

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, can learn about ATV rollover dangers.

'Sweet' scholarship takes Penn State food science student to Austria

July 12, 2021

Aaron Wiedemer, a senior majoring in food science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has an envious area of study: chocolate. He will be taking his research abroad in fall 2021 with the help of the Marshall Plan Scholarship.

Pasto Ag Museum at Ag Progress Days to explore intersection of science, history

July 12, 2021

Visitors to the Pasto Agricultural Museum during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, can explore the intersection of science and history.

Machinery demonstrations, exhibits are a draw for Ag Progress Days visitors

July 9, 2021

The latest trends in agricultural technology and equipment will be on display at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, slated for Aug. 10-12 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Centre County.

Better Kid Care marks decade of online education for child care professionals

July 9, 2021

Penn State Extension’s Better Kid Care program, which provides professional development opportunities for those who care for children and youth, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its On Demand distance learning system.

Land-use webinar to focus on intergenerational community engagement, planning

July 8, 2021

Planning for an intergenerational community that offers engagement to citizens of all ages will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at noon, July 21.

Water resources professor receives 2021 Black Award for excellence in research

July 8, 2021

Elizabeth Boyer, professor of water resources in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is the 2021 recipient of the Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for excellence in research.

Be on the alert for sick songbirds

July 7, 2021

Pennsylvania residents may see dead and dying songbirds exhibiting strange symptoms, warns a Penn State Extension wildlife specialist who is monitoring the spread of a mysterious disease in the eastern United States.

New state historical marker highlights legacy of Penn State fruit research

July 7, 2021

For more than a century, researchers at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center have studied the science undergirding the production of tree fruits and shared this newfound knowledge with producers to help ensure an abundant supply of nutritious, affordable fruit products for Pennsylvanians. The state Historical and Museum Commission now has recognized this legacy of research and education with the placement of a new Pennsylvania Historical Marker at the facility in Biglerville, Adams County.

Loss of biodiversity in streams threatens vital biological process

July 1, 2021

The fast-moving decline and extinction of many species of detritivores — organisms that break down and remove dead plant and animal matter — may have dire consequences, an international team of scientists suggests in a new study.

New model predicts spotted lanternfly egg hatching

June 30, 2021

Research conducted by scientists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has led to the creation of an online tool that can help predict seasonal egg hatch for spotted lanternflies.

Small farms have large impact on Pennsylvania agriculture, reports suggest

June 30, 2021

Despite vastly outnumbering large farms, small farms produce only a tiny fraction of Pennsylvania's total agricultural output. However, these smaller operations support billions of dollars worth of economic activity while helping to preserve farmland and adding to the diversity of the state's agriculture, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Chill out: Penn State creamery, bakery concoct new ice cream cookie sandwiches

June 30, 2021

The Penn State Berkey Creamery and the Penn State Bakery have teamed up to create various new ice cream cookie sandwiches that can be shipped to most states in the U.S.

Entomology professor named Chair in Global Food Security in Huck Institutes

June 29, 2021

David Hughes, professor of entomology and biology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and creator of PlantVillage, a knowledge platform that helps farmers combat pests and adapt to climate change, has been named the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Global Food Security in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Presidential Leadership Academy announces new class

June 29, 2021

The Presidential Leadership Academy at Penn State recently announced its Class of 2021.

Pollinator and Bird Garden opens in The Arboretum at Penn State

June 25, 2021

People strolling through The Arboretum at Penn State are likely to see more winged creatures visiting the many flowering plants with the opening of the long-awaited Pollinator and Bird Garden the week of June 28. This major addition to the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens will increase the acreage of developed gardens in the Arboretum by more than 60%.

College of Ag Sciences names Roy C. Buck Faculty Award recipients

June 25, 2021

Two faculty members in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have been named the recipients of the 2021 Roy C. Buck Faculty Award, which recognizes exceptional articles accepted or published by refereed scholarly journals in the social and human sciences within the past two years.

Pioneer in tree molecular genetics, John Carlson, retires after four decades

June 25, 2021

John Carlson, professor of molecular genetics in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics, is retiring this month after a career spanning four decades of pioneering research with forest trees.

Study reveals agriculture-related injuries more numerous than previously known

June 22, 2021

A new study by Penn State researchers, who looked at emergency room admissions across the U.S. over a recent five-year period in a novel way, suggests that the agriculture industry is even more dangerous than previously believed.

Ag Sciences student finds research, extracurricular opportunities abound

June 21, 2021

Alyssa Curry, a junior majoring in environmental resource management, with minors in environmental engineering and entomology, is gaining various experiences at Penn State, including research and study abroad opportunities.

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