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Department Highlights

Penn State Students Participate in North American Dairy Challenge
April 6, 2017
Six Animal Science students competed in the Dairy Challenge and the Dairy Challenge Academy in Visalia, CA.
Harpster Named Penn State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
March 29, 2017
Harold W. Harpster, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Animal Science, will be honored during Little I/Dairy Expo Weekend.
Poultry Science Professor Receives Penn Ag Industries' 2017 Distinguished Service Award
March 17, 2017
R. Michael Hulet, Ph.D., is being recognized for his leadership in agriculture, specifically within the poultry industry.
100th Anniversary of Penn State's "Little "I" to be celebrated on April 8
March 9, 2017
This year's "Little I" will feature special recognition of champion and reserve showmen, show managers, judging teams and others who have contributed to its success.
Poultry Science Club Named National Club of the Year
February 8, 2017
Club places first for third year in a row; also first in scrapbook competition. Matthew Hackenberg was second in Student of the Year contest.
Penn State's First Online Beef Production Sale Successful!
December 15, 2016
The 12 Days 'Til Christmas Sale grossed $62,350 on 15 live lots and three embryo lots.
Penn State Offers First Online Beef Production Sale
November 29, 2016
Sale will be held Tuesday, December 13; open house to view cattle is Sunday, December 11.
Five Penn State Students Compete at Northeast Dairy Challenge
November 17, 2016
Joining teams from eleven northeastern U.S. colleges and two Canadian universities, five Penn State animal science majors competed at SUNY Cobleskill.
Penn State Poultry Judging Team Repeats as First in the Nation
November 14, 2016
For the second year in a row, Penn State's poultry judging team topped the national poultry judging contest, with ten universities participating.
Canale to be Honored as Penn State's Dairy Science 2016 Distinguished Alumnus
November 1, 2016
Dr. Chris Canale will be honored at a Department of Animal Science ceremony on Friday, November 11.
NE-SARE Grants Awarded to Penn State Animal Science Students
September 27, 2016
Graduate Students Michael Harper and Amy Mayer received competitive grants through USDA's Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.
Antilley Joins Department of Animal Science Faculty
August 22, 2016
Teri Antilley, Ph.D., will be Senior Instructor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist
Penn State Animal Science Professor Receives Cargill's Young Scientist Award
July 27, 2016
Kevin Harvatine, Ph.D., received the 2016 Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award at the ASAS/ADSA joint annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Two Receive Staff Laureate Awards
July 21, 2016
Robb Meinen and Randy Swope Recognized by the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Hulet Honored by Poultry Science Association
July 11, 2016
R. Michael Hulet has been selected as a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association; recognized during its 105th annual meeting.
Dr. Ann Swinker Receives National Award
June 21, 2016
Swinker was presented the American Horse Council's (AHC) Van Ness Award during the organization's annual meeting in Washington, DC on June 13.
Penn State Students Attend Dairy Challenge and Dairy Academy
April 21, 2016
Seven Department of Animal Science students participated in the three-day North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge and Dairy Academy at Syracuse, NY.
Poultry Science Club Received Club of the Year Award
April 20, 2016
Ag Student Council recognized outstanding performances by students and clubs throughout the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Dr. William Weaver Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 12, 2016
Weaver, former Head of the Department of Poultry Science, will be honored by Penn State's Department of Animal Science on April 29 at a reception.
Goodband Named DAS Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 5, 2016
Kansas State University Professor will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo weekend in April.