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2014

Egan Receives Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Teaching
December 17, 2014
Brian Egan, instructor of Equine Science in the Department of Animal Science, received the Paul R. and Joan M. Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Dreschel Receives Excellence in Academic Advising Award
December 16, 2014
Department of Animal Science's Dr. Nancy Dreschel is recognized by the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Extension Dairy Team Updates Tool to Assist Producers in Creating Job Descriptions
December 14, 2014
Appropriate job descriptions communicate the image of a well-managed business and can be useful in a very competitive labor market.
Two New Publications Help Producers Monitor Milk Production and Feeding Intake
December 10, 2014
Penn State Extension Dairy Team and Center for Dairy Excellence created publications to help producers detect and correct problems early.
Webinar Series and Workshop for QuickBooks Software
December 10, 2014
Penn State Extension Dairy Team is hosting a series of webinars teaching agricultural accounting principles using QuickBooks software.
Penn State Animal Science Department Announces Joint Vet School Program with University of Glasgow
December 5, 2014
Animal Science students can apply for unique program beginning in 2015.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team to Host Negotiation Workshops
December 3, 2014
Workshops will focus on learning successful negotiation strategies for positive interactions.
Pennsylvania 4-H'ers Compete at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference
December 3, 2014
Pennsylvania's Avian Bowl team placed second overall and the Poultry Judging team placed fourth overall.
Penn State Student Wins PA Farm Bureau's Collegiate Discussion Meet
November 25, 2014
Collegiate Chapter member William H. Ziemendorf will participate in the national competition in February.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Offers Hands-on Training for Reducing Newborn Calf Mortality
November 21, 2014
Dairy Team and Extension Veterinary Team offer program on Dairy Obstetrics and Calf Sense for new and experienced dairymen.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Announces Free Grazing Webinars
November 21, 2014
Three online seminars focus on grazing for dairy systems. The first is December 10; register by December 9.
Penn State Students Perform Well at Northeast Dairy Challenge
November 19, 2014
Penn State students on first place teams were Brandon Grumbine, Bethel, PA and Gearet FitzPatrick, Kensington, MD.
Penn State's Poultry Judging Team Places Second in National Contest
November 12, 2014
Isaac Haagen was top individual in contest which featured participation by seven universities.
Department's Holden and Ishler Conduct Workshop in Beijing, China
October 30, 2014
Three-day workshop was designed for senior managers of large dairy operations to learn how to implement successful management practices.
Chandler to be Honored as Penn State's Dairy Science 2014 Distinguished Alumnus
October 22, 2014
Chandler will be honored at a Department of Animal Science ceremony on November 7 for his significant contributions and innovative leadership.
Penn State Quarter Horses Successful at PA Quarter Horse Nittany Classic
September 26, 2014
Horses for the Nittany Classic were prepared and shown primarily by students.
Penn State Block & Bridle Club Begins Fall Activities
September 26, 2014
Thirty new initiates bring club's total membership to 130 students, and members have full agenda for fall semester.
Penn State Animal Science Junior Receives Prestigious Poultry Scholarship
September 26, 2014
Joshua Cassar was one of four students in the country to receive a scholarship from the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association.
"Crops to Cow" Program to Examine Cropping Strategies for Maximum Profitability
September 26, 2014
Penn State Extension Dairy Team offers producer program on November 11 that explains crucial role cropping plays in the dairy operation.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Assists with Estimating Herd Dynamics
September 24, 2014
PSU Herd Metrics App now available; Will assist with estimating annual heifer needs and heifer production.
Free Online Webinars Offer Latest in Research and Relevant Topics
September 4, 2014
Penn State Extension Dairy Team announces the return of the free online Technology Tuesday Seminars.
Linneen Joins Penn State's Department of Animal Science Faculty
August 13, 2014
Arizona native, Dr. Linneen brings extensive background in swine nutrition/management.
Penn State Animal Science Professor Receives Northeast ASAS-ADSA Young Scientist-Research Award
July 31, 2014
Kevin Harvatine, Ph.D., was recognized at the JAM of ADSA and ASAS in Kansas City for his contributions as a researcher.
Penn State Dairy Science Club Named Outstanding Chapter at ADS
July 29, 2014
Continuing a tradition of outstanding national rankings, the Penn State Dairy Science Club was named Outstanding Chapter and individual members received recognition in Kansas City.
Hristov Recognized by the Journal of Dairy Science
June 25, 2014
Penn State Researcher Recognized for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
June 25, 2014
Dr. Troy Ott received the J. Christian Herr award at the 34th annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology.
Dreschel Recognized for Teaching Excellence
June 25, 2014
Department of Animal Science Instructor Nancy Dreschel received the Community of Teaching Excellence Award at the June graduation events.
Equine Research Team Participates in Symposium
June 10, 2014
Penn State Equine Research Team students traveled to Kentucky for the fourth annual symposium, sharing information on research projects with students from the University of Kentucky and the Ohio State University.
Dr. Michael Lilburn Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 28, 2014
The Department of Animal Science will honor Dr. Lilburn on May 2 at a reception at University Park. He is the second recipient of this award.
May 15 Conference Provides Tips on Necessary Skills
April 26, 2014
Penn State Extension Dairy Team and the Center for Dairy Excellence are sponsoring a conference to offer tips on essentials to enhance careers.
Penn State Students Excel at Southeastern Meat Judging Contest
April 25, 2014
The first meat judging team in four years competed strongly at the regional contest hosted by the Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky.
Penn State Block and Bridle Club Recognized at National Convention
April 23, 2014
The Club placed second in chapter activities at the 94th National Block and Bridle Convention hosted by the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Penn State's Livestock Judging Team Places Fifth Nationally
April 23, 2014
The team participated in the All East Livestock Evaluation and Judging Contest at Purdue University.
Penn State Students Have Best-Ever Showing in National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest
April 22, 2014
Department of Animal Science students placed second overall at the 67th National Poultry Judging Contest at Louisiana State University.
Meat-In Day at Penn State Huge Success
April 21, 2014
Penn State's Collegiate Cattlewomen and Block and Bridle Clubs joined to promote the importance of animal products in the diet.
Normandy Trip Highlights Equine Industry
April 11, 2014
Seventeen undergraduates traveled to France for an insider's view of the thriving equine industry.
Kamat Places Third in 29th Annual University-wide Graduate Exhibition
April 11, 2014
Kamat, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Animal Science, is a member of the graduate program in immunology and infectious disease.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team to Host Feed Management Conference
April 11, 2014
A one-day workshop on effective feed management is scheduled for May 8 at the Farm and Home Center, Lancaster.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team to Host Negotiation Workshop
April 10, 2014
On April 30, dairy producers, managers and herdsmen can learn negotiating strategies to be more effective.
Penn State Team Excels at North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
April 9, 2014
Penn State's Dairy Challenge team representing the Department of Animal Science earned a first place award at the contest held in Fort Wayne, IN.
OsteoChallenge 5K Raises $450 for Osteoporosis Foundation
April 9, 2014
Penn State Dairy Science Club hosts OsteoChallenge with 45 runners and walkers participating to raise funds.
Olver Recognized with Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching
March 31, 2014
Department of Animal Science's Dale Olver has been recognized for his outstanding work with students, encouraging and teaching.
Penn State Students Travel to Germany with Animal Science Tour
March 31, 2014
Students gained a better understanding of the thriving Germany poultry industry in visits to the University of Vechta, broiler and layer farms, research facilities and businesses that support the industry.
Dairy Cattle Reproduction Certificate Program for Dairy Workers
March 17, 2014
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team is offering the two-day certificate program for current and beginning dairy workers.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Announces "Tools for Teams" Webinars
February 26, 2014
Seven free webinars will have a production-oriented focus.
Penn State Animal Science Students Reserve Champions in National Beef Quiz Bowl
February 20, 2014
Students continued a winning tradition at the National College Beef Quiz Bowl in Nashville.
Penn State Poultry Science Club Named Second in Nation
February 20, 2014
The Poultry Science Club received multiple recognitions, and three members were honored for their outstanding achievements at the USPOULTRY College Student Career Program.
New Registration Opportunity for On-Farm Culturing Training
February 12, 2014
Penn State's Extension Dairy Team is offering four workshops for dairy producers; registration is still available and participants can choose to register with supplies for culturing included and without supplies.
Best Milking Practice Workshop to Help Improve Milk Quality
January 31, 2014
Penn State Extension Dairy Team offers training in on-farm culturing to improve income and decrease cost of treatment for mastitis.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Release Third Mobile App: CropCents
January 30, 2014
The new mobile app, CropCents, may be used effectively by crop, dairy and beef producers.
Penn State's Extension Livestock Team Offers Beef Producer Webinars
January 30, 2014
This webinar series on beef production topics will be offered online or at various Penn State Extension offices throughout the state, and will feature topics of current interest.
Best Milking Practices Workshop Focuses on High Quality Milk
January 29, 2014
The hands-on workshop is designed for English-speaking milkers and managers to help implement consistent milking practices to increase productivity and profitability.
Penn State Judging Team Places Sixth in Carload Contest
January 28, 2014
PSU judging team competes in the collegiate judging contest at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
Penn State Block and Bridle Active in the New Year
January 28, 2014
The Block and Bridle Club begins 2014 by helping the Pennsylvania Livestock Association and preparing for the Little International Expo.
Pennsylvania Dairy Hall of Fame Inductees
January 13, 2014