Department Highlights

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
Penn State's Poultry Judging Team Places Fourth in National Contest
December 5, 2013
Penn State's Poultry Judging team placed fourth overall, second in Egg Production and Quality division and fourth in Broiler Selection and Carcass Quality Division.
Know Your Numbers: Strategies to Improve Cash Flow
November 23, 2013
Penn State Extension Dairy Team offers a training program focusing on cropping and feeding management.
Middle Managers Conference Rescheduled for March 5
October 24, 2013
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team has rescheduled the Middle Managers Conference to March 5, 2014, with the same interactive program.
How to Reduce Newborn Calf Mortality on Dairy Farms
October 22, 2013
Penn State Extension Dairy and Veterinary Teams offer hands-on training for more effective calf management on dairy farms.
Penn State Animal Science Students Take Beef Issues to Washington
October 22, 2013
Sixteen Animal Science students traveled to Washington, D.C. in September, meeting with Congressional representatives and industry leaders.
Penn State Block and Bridle's Fresh Fall Start
October 17, 2013
Block and Bridle Club welcomes new members; will host Calf Sale on October 19.
Using QuickBooks to Manage Your Farm Business
October 16, 2013
Penn State Extension Dairy Team teaches accounting principles in a series of webinar modules and a hands-on workshop.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team to Hold Webinar Series on Using Dairy Farm Records
October 14, 2013
The series will help producers improve production through effective use of dairy farm records.
Prospective Students Invited to Penn State's Department of Animal Science Open House
September 25, 2013
The Open House will be held October 23-24 at the University Park Campus and will enable prospective students to attend a class, tour the campus and learn to know faculty and students.
Best Milking Practices Workshop for Hispanics
September 25, 2013
Extension Dairy Team offers hands-on workshop taught in Spanish to help producers and employees understand the importance of consistent milking practices.
Student Industry Tour Shows Pennsylvania's Diverse Agriculture
September 10, 2013
Twenty students and eight faculty in the Department of Animal Science were part of the 2013 student industry tour to see first hand several successful agricultural enterprises.
Jonathan Campbell, Ph.D., Fills Extension Meat Science Position
September 9, 2013
Dr. Campbell will work closely with Pennsylvania's meat industry.
Middle Managers Conference Offers Skills, Discussion and Networking
September 9, 2013
Sponsored by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, the conference will feature a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and a panel discussion.
Know your Numbers: Cropping and Nutritional Strategies To Improve a Dairy Farm's Cash Flow
August 26, 2013
Penn State's Extension Dairy Team offers a workshop for consultants focused on cash flow planning.