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July 1, 2010

For a special group of graduating Penn State engineering students, a spring 2010 capstone project involved something unexpected -- a 500-pound plastic horse. Davis Hill, director of Penn State Cooperative Extension's Managing Agricultural Emergencies program, came up with the idea to prepare for dealing with farm crises involving real livestock.

May 14, 2010

Paul Heinemann, professor in Penn State's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, has been named head of the department, effective July 1. He succeeds Roy Young, who is retiring after 12 years as department head.

April 28, 2010

The proper response to farm emergencies is often a bit different than that to other crises, and Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences offers a special training course to prepare likely responders.

March 31, 2010

Before embarking on a renewable-energy project, such as installing a wind machine or solar panels, consider the Energy Pyramid, urges an energy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

March 9, 2010

Blending biomass into the coal stream that feeds electricity-generation plants offers the opportunity to reduce harmful emissions and create a market for renewable fuel, according to a biomass-energy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

January 28, 2010

Budding environmental engineers will learn about job opportunities when Penn State's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering sponsors its annual Agricultural Systems Management, Biological Engineering and Environmental Resource Management Career Day program.