The Penn State student-run turkey sale that draws a crowd every year may not last long, but the benefits continue around the calendar. The Poultry Science Club’s popular sale -- open to anyone who wants to celebrate Thanksgiving with a fresh turkey -- sold out of the birds in just under three hours Monday (Nov. 24).
The last in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 30, will feature an ice cream social and collections of antique cookie cutters and vintage aprons.
This is the time of year when we gather to feast on roasted turkey, stuffing and other fixings. For many, it will be the first time they will prepare a holiday dinner, while for others, it will be the latest of many memorable occasions. But those memories should not revolve around foodborne illness, according to a Penn State expert.
Huddle with the Faculty every home football Saturday morning and get food for thought before heading off to the game. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Nittany Parking Deck. Free breakfast refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m.; the presentation begins at 9 a.m. in The Nittany Lion Inn.
With the cost of education and student debt rising, Penn State has made affordability and accessibility a priority for its students. A multitude of resources are available for all students, including additional resources for historically underserved populations. But even in the happiest of valleys, many students don’t know where their next meal is coming from. more»
Penn State is one of 12 land-grant universities that will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northeast Climate Hub to give the region's farmers, foresters and land managers better access to information and tools for adapting to climate and weather variability. more»
Over 45 million turkeys are eaten by Americans each Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Hunters provide some -- last autumn, about 24,000 wild turkeys were harvested in Pennsylvania. Vegetarians might serve up a soybean-based alternative, like Tofurky.
Undergraduate students could take a page out of Leah Giralico’s book when it comes to figuring out a focus for their studies. Although the veterinary and biomedical sciences major in the College of Agricultural Sciences has always had a passion for animals, she came to Penn State unsure of what type of practice she wanted to pursue.
Community challenges related to the growth of the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota are similar to those generated by development of the Marcellus Shale gas play in Pennsylvania, according to experts familiar with both situations.
People seeing the spotted lanternfly for the first time are struck by its sometimes-flashy appearance. But don't let its colorful, butterfly-like veneer fool you, caution entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. This exotic, invasive insect poses a potential threat to several important agricultural commodities in Pennsylvania.
Many people dream of setting foot on the same field as the Philadelphia Eagles, but only for a few is the lure of greatness marked by painted numbers, lines, borders, hash marks and logos. Senior Eddie Harbaugh is a turfgrass science major with such ambitions -- one who realized his goals as a grounds crew intern at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The sixth in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum on Nov. 16 will feature a special exhibit from the Ecosystem Science and Management Department's bird and mammal collection.
A novel method of altering a protein in milk to bind with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2014 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $940 stipend, was established to encourage students to participate in a credit or noncredit educational internship program that relates to their field of study.
The financial impact of a food product developed by a team of Penn State food science students will have a much longer shelf life than the product itself, thanks to an anonymous investor who bought the rights to potentially produce it. more»
Professor Emeritus Phil Keeney has been intimately linked with Penn State's Department of Food Science since its establishment in 1975. Now, an anonymous $1 million gift will ensure that his name is connected to the department's programs in perpetuity.
Where in the world can you network with professional leaders in the food industry, visit the headquarters of numerous food-manufacturing plants and learn how to make a McDonald's Big Mac? That place would be the Agriculture Future of America Food Institute in Chicago.
Feeding honey bees a natural diet of pollen makes them significantly more resistant to pesticides than feeding them an artificial diet, according to a team of researchers, who also found that pesticide exposure causes changes in expression of genes that are sensitive to diet and nutrition.
Ground breaking today for Lycoming County's Sensory Garden at Lysock View. Image provided by Lycoming County.
Photo cutline: From left are pictured Edie DeMerco, Sheila Fox, Carol Mordan, Chris Dorward (all Master Gardeners), Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland, Linda Betts (Master Gardener), Carol Loveland (Master Gardener coordinator), Mark Davidson (Lycoming County Conservation District manager), and Jenny Picciano (Lycoming County environmental planner).
Ground was officially broken today for the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Sensory Garden, a project that will create an educational and multi-sensory experience for community members and students of all abilities. This project at the Lysock View Complex will provide a new community amenity adjacent to the existing Master Garden demonstration gar more»
Anyone that makes hay has prayed to the “weather gods” many times over. As my uncle mowed hay on Sunday I started thinking about the accuracy of today’s weather forecasts. A farmers success is greatly dependent on the weather. more»
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Seven youth from Lycoming County were among more than 600 4-H members from across Pennsylvania who took part in the annual 4-H State Achievement Days at Penn State’s University Park campus July 28-30. The theme this year was based on superheroes: With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility! more»
Many times exotic plants and animals are brought into the US as ornamental plants or household pets. As long as these species are maintained and contained the side effects are minimal. However, when landscaping is let go and household pets are released into the wild, an invasive specie is created. more»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
“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»
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»
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»
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»
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»