Agriculture

Wide variety of presentations await Ag Progress Days visitors

July 30, 2014

Visitors to Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can learn a little bit about a lot by attending some of the many informative presentations to be offered by Penn State Extension specialists and agricultural industry experts, according to event organizers.

Gardeners can learn to be pollinator friendly at Ag Progress Days

July 30, 2014

The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes will be the focus of the Yard and Garden area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14 at Rock Springs.

Food Science student team wins national competition

July 30, 2014

A student team representing the Food Science Department in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently took first place in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association College Bowl.

Pasto Museum features hand-on demonstrations at Ag Progress Days

July 30, 2014

The Pasto Agricultural Museum will offer hands-on activities incorporated into new exhibits to connect visitors to their agricultural past -- allowing them to grind grain, peel apples and yank rope through pulleys to lift weights, to name a few -- during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14.

Food Science grad student to present research at 2014 SSIB

July 30, 2014

Catherine Shehan, a graduate student in Penn State's Department of Food Science, will present her research on the ways parents influence children’s eating behaviors, at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior on Aug. 2 in Seattle, Wash. more»

4-H event brings 500 youth to University Park campus

July 28, 2014

Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling near East Halls today (July 28) and Wednesday, as approximately 500 youth will be moving into East Halls today and departing on Wednesday afternoon as part of 4-H State Achievement Days.

School of Hospitality Management lends expertise to Nigerian food service execs

July 28, 2014

Oluwatoyin Alabi, president and CEO of a catering company in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, said one of the most valuable things he learned while studying with instructors in Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management (SHM) is how to maximize small spaces without compromising food safety. Now Alabi is determined to share what he’s learned with his team back home.

Science, fun merge for youth at Ag Progress Days

July 25, 2014

Hands-on activities designed to be fun, interactive and educational will expose young people to a variety of scientific fields at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14. Displays will engage young visitors in robotics, animal science and health, wildlife ecology and other topics, according to event organizers.

Safe, healthy households the goal of Ag Progress Days 'Family Room'

July 25, 2014

Keeping a family safe, healthy and happy can be a daunting task. But a visit to the Family Room at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can help make that job a little easier.

Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity

July 24, 2014

Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.

Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity

July 24, 2014

Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.

Student Stories: Wildlife grad works to protect elephants in Thailand

July 24, 2014

An elephant roaming free would be a strange sight here in the United States, but in other parts of the world, these gray giants are safer outside of enclosures.

4-H and State Council

July 23, 2014

Well I guess my 4-H and State Council is almost coming to an end. About nine years ago I joined the Pioneer Valley 4-H Club where my sister was in before I joined. When I first joined 4-H I know that for my projects I wanted to do cooking to start and each year I would do a new project. more»

Ag Progress Days a valuable business trip for producers

July 21, 2014

Agricultural producers are busy people who often find it hard to get away to shop for equipment or learn the latest production practices. But Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, which takes place Aug. more»

It's Fair Time!

July 19, 2014

Well it's that time of year again can't beleive it has been one whole year. It's fair time once again for most people its a chance to get outta the house and have a little fun but for everyone in 4-H and FFA its that time of year to show off our hard work and see how it pays off in the end. They say farming is a gamble and that is very true. more»

What's Next?

July 16, 2014

Where do I begin with an experience like this. Council has been everything I hoped it would be and more. From training, to SLC, and my very first every Capital Days it was surreal. I learned more about myself, parliamentary procedure, and the 4-H program than I could have ever dreamed of.  But the real question is what's next. more»

Student Stories: Global misconceptions -- Ag. Ed. major's eyes opened in Kenya

July 16, 2014

After spending three months in Africa, Jenna Moser was disturbed by the way Kenyans viewed agriculture, believing that it consists only of farming and that it is a "poor man's job."

Penn State researchers receive grant to study adult literacy skills in U.S.

July 16, 2014

Esther Prins, associate professor of education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, and her research colleagues were the recipients of one of seven commissioned papers from American Institutes for Research/National Center for Education Statistics grant program.

Penn State researchers receive grant to study adult literacy skills in U.S.

July 16, 2014

Esther Prins, associate professor of education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, and her research colleagues were the recipients of one of seven commissioned papers from American Institutes for Research/National Center for Education Statistics grant program.

Webinar to explore link between comprehensive planning, economic development

July 11, 2014

How can you make your comprehensive plan better support economic development? That will be the topic of a Web-based seminar kicking off a summer-fall land-use series offered by Penn State Extension.

Webinar to focus on shale gas industry's workforce

July 11, 2014

A Web-based seminar presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team will look at the shale gas industry's workforce and training.

Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus

July 10, 2014

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers.

Cover crops demonstration plot to be featured at Ag Progress Days

July 10, 2014

Cover crops planted in rotation with main crops can help farmers reduce erosion and replenish nutrients into the soil, and cover crops increasingly are being considered for biofuel feedstocks.

Ag Progress Days to feature farm safety, health presentations

July 10, 2014

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can learn about tractor overturn hazards and how to reduce the risks of tractor overturns.

Committee recommends 2014-15 University budget

July 10, 2014

Penn State’s Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (July 10) recommended for approval a $4.6 billion University operating budget for 2014-15.

Radio tags, telemetry used in river-bass-movement research

July 9, 2014

If you catch a smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna or its tributaries, with a wire trailing from its underside, it is a participant in a study of fish movement related to wider research into the causes of fish diseases in the river system.

Student Stories: Rocky Mountain High -- Landscape major loved internship

July 8, 2014

Senior Landscape Contracting major Jamie Milletary packed a single suitcase and flew off to Denver seeking the freedom and independence she had always craved.

Play It Again

July 2, 2014

Hey PA 4-H!!!!
So apparently at the end of this month we have to take off our jackets and hand over our offices!?!?! No one told me this!!! So I have a question; can we just repeat this year? This year was truly one of the best years of my life and I just want it to keep going!!! And because of this, I decided to make a list of the top 5 reasons why I love state council. more»

It's July? I thought it was still June!

July 2, 2014

June was so busy - I didn't even realize it was OVER!
My eleventh grade year finished on the 6th - I even passed Spanish!  Hard to believe I'll be a senior in the fall - and in a year I'll be graduated! more»

It's just goodnight and not goodbye

July 1, 2014

Well Pennsylvania 4-H the 2013-2014 council is down to its last month :(. Let me just say this has been the best year of my life and it is all because of every single PA 4-H member and my council team. During this year I have met tons of new people, tried many new things, and even traveled to new places. more»

I Promise I Didn't Sit At Home ALL Month...

June 30, 2014

Hey 4-Hers, HOW DO YOU FEEL!
We feel good, oh we feel so good uh! We feel fine, all of the time uh ahhhhh.... more»

Summertime is Finally Here!

June 30, 2014

Well obviously summer is greatly upon us now.  Which I may add is my favorite time of year.  Why wouldn't it be? Summertime for me means early mornings and late nights, campfires, livestock shows, and just being outdoors. more»

It's June Already??

June 30, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H!

Where has all the time gone?! It's hard to believe that I am officially a high school graduate about to begin the next phase in my life. I feels like yesterday I just started Kindergarten. In the coming days, I am going to be attending my New Student Orientation at Penn State and cannot stress how nervous I am! more»

An Ode to 4-H Camp!

June 28, 2014

“I’m a super 4-Her! Betcha don’t know what I can do. Got 4 leaves and a motto too, got green pride runnin through and through”-the Best Camp Song Ever

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It's Summer Time!!!!

June 26, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H, more»

June!:)

June 18, 2014

Hey everybody this your State Council Report again! June was an important month for me because I had graduation, Kentucky trip with the State Council Team, and I start my college summer classes! more»

Living in Fast-Forward

June 2, 2014

“The body’s a temple, that’s what were taught, but I’ve treated this one like an old honky tonk…. Cause I been living in fast-forward, hillbilly rock star out of control. I’ve been living in fast-forward, now I need to rewind real slow” –Kenny Chesney more»

Wait...what?

June 2, 2014

So, where did this year go? I'm honestly not sure. At the beginning of the year, I was apprehensive about this new family that I was suddenly a member of. And now I honestly cannot imagine my life without these 11 Ah-MAZING people!!!! more»

Destination: GRADUATION!

June 1, 2014

TO THE CLASS OF 2014!CONGRATULATIONS! We made it! more»

coming get to an end :(

June 1, 2014

This has been a very eye opening month! With high school coming to an end soon and my council term coming to an end it's all overwhelming. I haven't realized how much council has impacted me until we were at our meeting and started going over state days scripts and filming our farewell videos. more»

State Achievement Days

May 31, 2014

Greetings once again Pennsylvania 4-H!  more»

You Live and You Learn!

May 31, 2014

Everyday it seems like something new can be learned.  My pap is, well you get how old, and still learns something new each day he says.  As this school year comes to a close I've been writing in a lot of yearbooks and reflecting back on the year.  As I think back there is some much I have learned and I'm not just talking about the math, biology, and chemistry I was forced to learn. more»

Good bye May 2014! Hello SUMMER!!

May 30, 2014

May sped by and I'm still wondering where it went but when I stop to think about what I did this month I start to see why it seems like such a blur.   more»

Time Flies!!

May 25, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H, more»

Prom!:)

May 25, 2014

On Friday May 23, 2014 I had my senior prom! I was really excited to go to my last prom but also sad too because prom is one of things I will actually miss when I go off to college. Our theme for more»

National 4-H Conference

May 4, 2014

Hello again Pennsylvania 4-H!  more»

Endings and Beginnings

May 2, 2014

Hey Everybody!
So graduation is almost upon us, for those of us that are graduating this year. And that means that it is time for not only endings but also new beginnings. I just had my first taste of that today. more»

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