Extension Programs

Extension educators, scientists, and support staff provide science-based education and consultation services for animal management, breeding evaluation, animal welfare, and meat production.

Beef Cattle

Penn State Extension provides educational resources to help you learn about the beef cattle industry. Topics include beef production and farming, farm equipment and structures, beef herd health, and cow age and lactation stages.


Comprehensive resources related to dairy farming from Penn State Extension experts. Education on dairy cattle nutrition, health, and breeding. Tools for dairy business management, herd management, and quality milk production.


Provide outstanding care for your horses with Penn State Extension resources. Find information on equine industry and management, horse health, and nutrition.


Want to learn more about goat farming? Discover how to take care of a goat herd and find advice on goat health, nutrition, breeding, milking, and marketing.

Meat Science and Muscle Foods

With extension and teaching initiatives spanning from breeding decisions to food consumption, Penn State Meat Science is a dynamic program capable of addressing the changing needs of the meat industry

Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program

This program provides a comprehensive source of information about the Nutrient Management Act (Act 38, 2005), and associated technical guidance and educational information.


Penn State Extension offers information relevant to commercial poultry growers, as well as backyard farmers. Topics include biosecurity, nutrition, poultry production and management, commercial hatcheries, small flock production, and poultry diseases.


Do you want to know more about sheep farming? Learn more about how to take care of a sheep flock, sheep health, nutrition, breeding, milking, and marketing.


Resources and information on pig farming and the swine industry. Learn about the best pig and hog farm practices, swine management, and pork production.