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Department Highlights

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.