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Department Highlights

Garrison Named Penn State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
March 12, 2019
He will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo Weekend, April 5 and 6 at University Park.
Department of Animal Science Faculty Member Named Distinguished Professor
February 14, 2019
Alexander N. Hristov, Ph.D., P.A.S. recognized for his accomplishments in research, teaching and service.
Tara Felix Receives National Recognition
January 30, 2019
Felix is a recipient of the 2018 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award of Merit.
College of Ag Sciences senior gets a 'kick' out of Penn State Horse Barn living
January 30, 2019
Move Forward Smartly with Manure Application
January 29, 2019
Weather challenges have influenced application; high-risk winter applications require special considerations.
Livestock producers, consumers may be affected by cell-cultured meat regulations
January 29, 2019
U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will share oversight of the cellular-based meat industry
Annual, biological rhythms govern milk production in dairy cows
January 7, 2019
Penn State scientists among leaders in carbon cycle assessment
December 20, 2018
Researchers develop first carbon budget for North American coastal waters
American Lamb Goes to College
December 3, 2018
Penn State students enjoyed lamb entrees in dining halls.
Raising awareness of beef and dairy industries is goal of Collegiate Cattlewomen
November 26, 2018
Members become more educated stewards of animal agriculture through community service, public awareness events and fundraisers.
Penn State Animal Science Students Participate in Dairy Challenge
November 16, 2018
Nine Penn State students joined students from ten northeast colleges and two Canadian universities for the three-day educational competition hosted by the University of New Hampshire.
North American Dairy Challenge Honors Larry Muller with Founders Award
November 15, 2018
Award was presented posthumously at the Dairy Cattle Nutrition Conference held in Pennsylvania.
Penn State Poultry Judging Team Places Second at National Collegiate Contest
November 15, 2018
Team Member Katie Sondericker tied for first place individual overall; team also placed first in Breed Selection and Carcass Quality Division and fourth in Egg Production and Quality Division.
Penn State Animal Science Students Meet with Congressional Leaders
November 6, 2018
As part of their Advanced Beef Production Class, students traveled to Washington, D.C. and learned more about issues facing the beef industry and how to effectively communicate with elected representatives.
Rodney Hissong to be Honored as Penn State’s Dairy Science 2018 Distinguished Alumnus
October 17, 2018
Franklin County dairyman, a 1998 graduate, will be recognized at a ceremony on November 2.
Swiss Students Get Overview of Pennsylvania Agriculture
October 16, 2018
Twenty students from Switzerland visited Penn State's University Park Campus and operations throughout the Commonwealth.
Department of Animal Science Prospective Student Open House to be held October 19
September 19, 2018
High school seniors are invited to learn more about the Department of Animal Science and meet faculty and students.
Penn State Extension Educators Recognized at National Meeting
August 16, 2018
Four Extension Educators received awards at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents meeting in Tennessee.
Meat Science Graduate Students Excel at National Competition
July 24, 2018
Had winning entry in fermented summer sausage class and third in specialty class at American Cured Meat Championship (ACMC) competition.
Kevin Harvatine Recognized at ADSA Annual Meeting
July 23, 2018
Harvatine received the prestigious award for his research and educational leadership in identifying critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry.