'Win-win' collaborative event aims to support struggling dairy farms, help Centre County residents

May 27, 2020

The State College Food Bank, Vale Wood Farms, the State College Downtown Rotary, Penn State Extension and the Centre County Farm Bureau came together on Tuesday to distribute half gallons of milk to the community.

Fawning over the Fawns

May 27, 2020

It is fawning season at Penn State's Deer Research Center. Part of the University's Department of Animal Sciences, the Deer Research Center provides unique research and educational opportunities for students and faculty.

Penn State Extension helping Pa. meat processors withstand COVID-19 outbreak

May 22, 2020

Operations large and small benefit from trusted, experienced educators they work with regularly

Penn State Extension helping Pa. meat processors withstand COVID-19 outbreak

May 20, 2020

When Monica Hepler and her husband decided to take the “Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point for Meat and Poultry Processors” course offered by Penn State Extension a year ago, they had no idea, of course, that a global pandemic was coming.

Equine program celebrates successful online quarter horse sale

May 14, 2020

Despite having only a few weeks to shift an in-person auction to an online event, the 18th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale was a smashing success, organizers said. Twelve horses sold for approximately $94,700, giving this sale the highest average sale price per horse in the program’s history.

A New Twist on an Old Tradition: Program Celebrates Successful Online Quarter Horse Sale

May 10, 2020

The 18th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale brought the highest average sale price per horse in its history.

Odd but stellar undergrad research project vital to student’s education, future

May 8, 2020

When Kaylee Kishbaugh arrived at Penn State four years ago, she didn’t even know what prosciutto was, let alone that it could be made from duck. But now, looking back over her undergraduate experience and looking ahead to her career, she realizes the odd meat product was pivotal for her.

College of Agricultural Sciences supports food banks, families in need

May 8, 2020

Penn State Meats Laboratory, the Penn State Poultry Education and Research Center and the Penn State Berkey Creamery have donated food products to food banks throughout the region.

College of Agricultural Sciences supports food banks, families in need

May 7, 2020

With thousands of people out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis — and food banks working tirelessly to feed an ever-growing number of hungry families — Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is doing its part to fill empty shelves and refrigerators.

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, state temporarily OKs farms applying milk to fields

April 24, 2020

Robert Meinen, senior extension associate in the college, explains that the guidance recognizes that dairy producers are facing a very difficult situation - markets for their milk have dried up and their cows keep making milk.

Poultry Science Club Elects Officers for 2020--2021

April 24, 2020

Elections and recognition of outstanding members took place virtually as a result of Covid-19, with students having returned to their homes.

Pa. dairy industry has future, despite shrinkage, damage from COVID-19 outbreak

April 24, 2020

Penn State Extension Highlighted on Food Safety Video

April 17, 2020

A newly created video highlights Penn State Extension's Industrial Food Safety and Quality Team and its important contribution to Pennsylvania's meat processing industry.

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member among LEAD21 graduates

April 14, 2020

Department of Animal Science's Burt Staniar completed the LEAD21 program, a leadership-development initiative.

With much of the world halted by the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State's farms carry on

April 9, 2020

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member among LEAD21 graduates

April 6, 2020

Burt Staniar, associate professor of equine science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, recently was one of 90 individuals completing the LEAD21 program, a leadership-development initiative affiliated with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Equine Science Program's Legacy of Hands-On Learning Continues...Online

March 28, 2020

Penn State's Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale has been transitioned to an online auction.

Penn State Quarter Horse Sale Goes Online

March 25, 2020

Penn State's annual quarter horse sale will take place online, with bidding open from April 27, 2020 to May 2, 2020.

Teaching excellence recognized in College of Agricultural Sciences

March 5, 2020

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has recognized nine faculty members for outstanding teaching in 2019.

Feed supplement for dairy cows cuts their methane emission by about a quarter

March 2, 2020

A recently published study by Department of Animal Science researcher Dr. Alex Hristov shows promise in reducing methane production in cows.

Joy Pate, Ph.D., Honored by Society for the Study of Reproduction

February 21, 2020

Pate, Professor of Reproductive Physiology in the Department of Animal Science, will receive the Society's 2020 Trainee Mentoring Award at its annual meeting.

Holstein steers given hormone implants grow as well as beef steers

February 21, 2020

Penn State researchers offer study results as good news for dairy farmers struggling to keep their operations financially viable.

Feed supplement for dairy cows cuts their methane emission by about a quarter

February 20, 2020

The addition of 3-Nitrooxypropanol to the feed of dairy cows reduced their enteric methane emissions by about 25% in a recently published study — one in a series of Penn State studies of the investigational substance in the United States — which might be an early step toward it being approved for use in this country.

Graduate Student Spotlights: Cesar Matamoros

January 21, 2020

Cesar Matamoros is a PhD student in the Huck Institutes' Integrative and Biomedical Physiology program. Learn why he's excited to do his research at Penn State.

Penn State receives student recruiting grant to spur interest in poultry studies

January 2, 2020

The Department of Animal Science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences received a $10,000 student recruiting grant from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation. The grant, made possible in part by Perdue Farms Inc., will be used to support youth programs in poultry and help recruit students interested in the poultry industry.

Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building Project

November 18, 2019

The new Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building will replace the 52-year-old Henning Building and co-locate the departments of Animal Science and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. The 105,000 square foot new construction will feature an array of unique spaces and facilities for students, faculty, and staff.

Penn State faculty member recognized by dairy and animal science groups

November 15, 2019

Terry Etherton, head of the Department of Animal Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award at the recent annual meeting of the Northeast Section of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Northeast Branch of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) in Hershey.

Dr. Terry Etherton Recognized by Northeast ASAS/ADSA

November 10, 2019

Etherton received Distinguished Service Award for his many outstanding contributions to the broad field of animal and dairy science.

Penn State Animal Science Students Visit Nation's Capital

October 31, 2019

Student met with Congressional leaders and discussed issues affecting agriculture and the beef industry.

Dr. Larry Chase Named as Penn State's Dairy Science 2019 Distinguished Alumnus

October 23, 2019

Cornell University Professor Emeritus will be honored at a ceremony at University Park on Friday, Nov. 1