Predictive models show wildlife managers where to find destructive feral swine

Feral swine are considered one of the top invasive species of concern in North America because of the damage they do to agricultural and natural systems. To best manage them, resource management agencies need to know more precisely where and when to implement control methods. A new study by a Penn State-led research team developed a method to help guide control efforts in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  

Fact sheets provide new insights into agritourism and direct sales for US states

A new set of fact sheets provides comprehensive insights into the demographics of U.S. farms that offer agritourism activities or sell food directly to consumers or both. The fact sheets are available for all 50 states and are intended to help local decision makers, farmers and the organizations that support them in their efforts to strengthen and expand agritourism enterprises.  

Blair Siegfried
Patreese Ingram, Ed.D.
Ruth Mendum
Melanie Miller Foster
Tameria Veith
Noel Habashy
Richard Roush
Tracy Hoover, Ph.D.
Deanna M. Behring
Stephanie Buechler

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Block and Bridle Club
‘Dive Deeper’ biennial water resource conference for educators set for Sept. 28

Educators who teach young people about water resources can gather valuable information for curriculum planning by participating in Penn State Extension’s “Dive Deeper Summit,” a youth water education conference slated for Sept. 28 in Harrisburg.

Penn State Master Gardeners teach poison prevention to first graders statewide

Childhood poisoning contributes significantly to injury-related deaths in the U.S. In an effort to mitigate this risk to children, Penn State Extension Master Gardener volunteers collaborated with Extension’s Pesticide Education Program to deliver poison prevention education this spring to first grade students across the commonwealth.

‘Vector Biology Boot Camp’ empowers disease professionals

Penn State Extension, in partnership with the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, recently hosted the three-day “Vector Biology Boot Camp” to provide hands-on experience for vector-borne disease professionals in field collection and identification of medically important ticks and mosquitoes in the Northeast.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program Fellows announced

The Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program in 2023-24 will include six new fellows from Penn State.

Dairy Science Club
Consortium for Ukranian Rural Agricultural Development

Supporting small and medium-sized agriculture enterprises in the breadbasket of Europe, with a particular focus on gender issues

Insect Pests - Trap Count Data

Weekly update information on trap counts for Codling Moth, Obliquebanded Leafroller, Oriental Fruit Moth, Redbanded Leafroller, Spotted Tentiform Leafminer, and Tufted Apple Bud Moth.