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Police report various incidents

9 hours 33 min ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incident:

Jan. 1 to April 13, Police reported that an actor took a PA registration plate from an utility trailer belonging to Charles Stutzman, 67, of Williamsport, parked at his home.  more»

Earn Teaching Credits While Learning About the Energy Industry

April 17, 2014

Popular Nuclear Energy Seminar for Teachers course is scheduled for July 28 - Aug. 1

Earn Teaching Credits While Learning About the Energy Industry

April 17, 2014

Popular Nuclear Energy Seminar for Teachers course is scheduled for July 28 - Aug. 1

Statement on WhiteWave Foods Company Expansion

April 16, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding WhiteWave Foods Company locating operations in Clearfield County:  more»

East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests … for now

April 16, 2014

Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations at this time, according to an international team of researchers.

Statement from PennFuture CEO Cindy Dunn on just-released DCNR Marcellus monitoring report

April 18, 2014

(Harrisburg — April 16, 2014) — Cindy Dunn, president and chief executive officer of PennFuture, issued the following statement in response to the release today of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR) Marcellus monitoring report: more»

'Leafy' plant-moisture sensor wins 2014 Ag Springboard student contest

April 16, 2014

A five-student team known as "Leafy," marketing a wireless sensor that detects moisture directly from plant leaves, won the $7,500 first-place prize April 10 in Ag Springboard 2014, a student business plan competition designed to spark and nurture innovation in agriculture.

DEP Releases 2014 Susquehanna River Sampling Plan

April 16, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis ...

Police report incidents

2 days 9 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Mar. 1 to April 12, Police reported that an unknown actor took electrical wire from River Road, Susquehanna Township. Anyone with information regarding this incident should conact PSP Montoursville at 570-368-5700.  more»

DEP Announces Free Brownfields Redevelopment Seminar in Pittsburgh

April 15, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites municipal, township and borough leaders, county and city planners, redevelopment authorities, community leaders, and economic and industrial development ...

DEP Reminds Fleet Managers of Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop in Dauphin County

April 15, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation – a member of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, reminds ...

DEP Awards 26 Counties Nearly $2.1 Million in West Nile Virus Grants

April 15, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it is awarding nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus (WNV) Control Program Grants to 26 counties.
“These county grants ensure ...

3rd Annual Philly Farm & Food Fest a Success!

April 14, 2014

Thanks to all sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, presenters & attendees for another wonderful Philly Farm and Food Fest on Sunday, April 13th. more»

Thompson Announces Agriculture Grant Opportunities for Beginning Farmers

April 14, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today announced a grant opportunity to help train and educate the next generation of agricultural producers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). more»

Thirteen graduate students receive the Alumni Association Dissertation Award

April 14, 2014

Thirteen graduate students received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award this spring in recognition of their outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional accomplishments. This award is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students.

Agribusiness management degree now available through Penn State Online

April 14, 2014

The nation’s increasing focus on local and regional food systems, renewable energies and maintaining natural resources is leading to double-digit job growth in these occupation sectors, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Adults working in these sectors who have some college but not a four-year degree, and who need a degree for career advancement, now have a convenient option. more»

Route 118 Accident results in death for Muncy driver

3 days 16 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police report that a vehicle driven by Lynn R. Minier, male, 64 years of age, from Muncy, Pa crashed on Route 118 near Hughesville Sunday evening at 6:21 PM. more»

Police report various incidents

4 days 12 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

9:22 p.m. Mar. 20, Police reported that Darrel Hecknauer, 21, of Montgomery, was charged with DUI following a crash on Mar. 20.  more»

Police report various incidents

4 days 13 hours ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents: more»

Scholarship honors a best friend, supports engineering and ag sciences students

April 11, 2014

To honor a best friend and give back to his alma mater, a Penn State alumnus has established a scholarship for students in the colleges of Engineering and Agricultural Sciences.

Dairy-based Mooofins stampeding to a dining commons near you

April 11, 2014

Are you looking for a bit more dairy in your day? Consider adding a Mooofin to your meal. The Penn State Bakery is producing the student-created Mooofins for a special evening event in two of the dining commons in late April.

Extension offering sheep shearing workshops

April 11, 2014

Penn State Extension will offer sheep shearing workshops across the state this year for those interested in learning about sheep shearing and basic sheep management.

Webinar to focus on climate change’s impacts on regional food systems

April 11, 2014

Climate change and its implications for regional agriculture is the topic of a free web-based seminar being offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, which is directed by Stephan Goetz, a professor of agricultural and regional economics in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Webinar to focus on climate change’s impacts on regional food systems

April 11, 2014

Climate change and its implications for regional agriculture is the topic of a free web-based seminar being offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, which is directed by Stephan Goetz, a professor of agricultural and regional economics in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

DEP Fines Range Resources-Appalachia LLC $75,000 for Lycoming County Brine Spill

April 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has fined Range Resources-Appalachia LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, $75,000 for a July 2012 manufactured brine spill of 3,066 gallons ...

Film Fest to Celebrate 100 Years of Cooperative Extension set for May 6

April 10, 2014

Film producers and fans of film history as well as educators and historians of early rural farm life will want to see the Film Fest to Celebrate 100 Years of Cooperative Extension from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, at Penn State. The event is open to the public, and visitors may attend any part of the program.

Researchers identify terrain likely to attract wasting disease-infected deer

April 10, 2014

A study of the spread of chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania found that infected deer tend to cluster in low-lying open and developed areas. more»

PASA Member Three Springs Fruit Farm Featured in Country Folks Grower

April 10, 2014

by Sally Colby

Families who operate successful farm businesses often hope that their children or other family members will be interested in continuing the farm. However, the process by which the transition occurs isn’t easy, and can be awkward and difficult. more»

Student Stories: Wildlife and fisheries science major studies in New Zealand

April 10, 2014

Not many students get to go to Craigieburn Forest Park or Mount Cook, but as Penn State senior Sara Mueller learned, Lincoln University in New Zealand is one school that builds field trips such as these into each semester.

Student Stories: Wildlife and fisheries science major studies in New Zealand

April 10, 2014

Not many students get to go to Craigieburn Forest Park or Mount Cook, but as Penn State senior Sara Mueller learned, Lincoln University in New Zealand is one school that builds field trips such as these into each semester.

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshop in Allegheny County

April 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC), invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses ...

DEP Urges EPA to Consider State Differences When Developing Framework for Emissions Guidelines for Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants

April 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging them to consider state differences and needed flexibility when ...

Thompson Legislation to Improve Military Mental Health Evaluations Introduced in Senate

April 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers (MEPS) Act, companion legislation to the bill U.S. more»

John J Jeffries Restaurant To Host PASA Benefit Dinner

April 9, 2014

John J. Jeffries Restaurant
300 Harrisburg Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
Reception begins at 5:00pm
Dinner begins at 6:00pm more»

PASA Is Hiring a Western Region Program Coordinator

April 9, 2014

Are you interested in joining the PASA team?

We now have a position open in our Western Region office in Richland Township (near Gibsonia), PA (Allegheny County). If you are interested in planning regional education and networking events, as well as coordinating our Buy Fresh Buy Local® Chapter in the region this position may be for you! more»

Police report various incidents

1 week 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

2:42 a.m. Mar. 8, Police reported that Meghan Mundrick, 25, of Williamsport, was stopped for swerving while driving and was found to be intoxicated. Mundrick was arrested for DUI.  more»

DEP Announces Earth Day Event at Erie Explosion Home Game

April 9, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that football fans can celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 13 during the Erie Explosion home game at the Erie Insurance Arena.
“This ...

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