Department Highlights

Penn State Continues Winning Tradition at 2015 Northeast Student Affiliate Contest
February 19, 2015
Penn State was top team overall, and individual teams placed first, second, third and seventh, with teams from 10 institutions participating.
Penn State Collegiate Cattlewomen Attend National Conference
February 18, 2015
Penn State Animal Science students attended educational sessions and participated in the trade show; Dr. Sara Linneen received a grant from the American National Cattlewomen.
Poultry Science Club Named National Club of the Year
February 16, 2015
Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as the top club in the country at the 2015 International Poultry and Processing Exposition in Atlanta; Hannah Misner was second in member of the year competition.
Penn State Students Host Benefit Dinner
February 12, 2015
The Penn State Dairy Science Club and Alpha Zeta Fraternity will host a benefit for the Burdette and Stiles families, who suffered a tragic house fire last May.
Penn State Students Win National Collegiate Quiz Bowl
February 11, 2015
Penn State teams have won the contest, held at the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association, twelve times.
Advanced Cash Flow Program Helps Producers Understand Their “Numbers”
January 13, 2015
Extension Dairy Team offers workshops on Advance Cash Flow for those who previously have completed cash flows for their operations.
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.