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January 10, 2013

"People, Projects, and Pride at Penn State", AND the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering!

January 4, 2013

A followup to his "Field Tripping" Blog, Frank looks back on a semester of ASM 327, a class that made him look at soil and water resource management in a new way.

December 18, 2012

The International Genetically Engineered Machines competition, better known as iGEM, focuses on a fairly new area of biological research that uses different perspectives to design and construct new biological functions and systems not found in nature.

November 26, 2012

Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2012 Internship Award winners.

ROPS installed on tractor
June 15, 2012

Better marketing tactics may lead to improved safety in one of the nation's most dangerous occupations -- farming, according to Penn State researchers.

2012 Pullers Team
June 8, 2012

2012 ASABE ¼ tractor student design competition was carried out from May 31st to June 3rd in Peoria IL.

May 23, 2012

Penn State outside hitter Joe Sunder was on top of his game both on and off the court.

March 14, 2012

In response to a tragic, four-state, two-week series of fatal accidents involving agricultural producers and skid-steer loaders, a farm-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is calling for operators to take precautions.

February 28, 2012

A team of Penn State students are helping a Pennsylvania farm to reduce waste nutrients and generate energy, thanks to a course-based academic competition.

January 6, 2012

Westfield Insurance Foundation, an Ohio-based private foundation, has made a major contribution to a project developed by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences to help save farmers lives.

December 15, 2011

A farm rescue training program administered through Penn State was the recipient of a Pennsylvania Rural Health Award. The awards are given annually by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.

August 11, 2011

A unique set of circumstances could lead to a heightened threat of deadly gas being created in silos across the Northeast, according to a farm-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

July 14, 2011

Visitors to Penn State's Ag Progress Days Aug. 16-18 can learn about the hazards of tractor overturns, and how to reduce the risks of them happening.

January 10, 2011

A program launched recently by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences aims to put rollover protective structures, or ROPS, on hundreds of tractors and save the lives of Keystone State farmers.

December 8, 2010

Once upon a time, the boundary between farmland and housing developments was very distinct, and farmers did not necessarily concern themselves with the odors that came from field operations. But as more people move to rural areas from urban sites, farmers and nonfarming residents have become next-door neighbors and nuisance odors have become a problem.

September 18, 2010

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) provide a fun means to keep physically fit, enjoy quality family time and accomplish work, but they also pose risks, according to an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

August 23, 2010

Ramping up biofuels production to replace fossil fuels and provide a significant portion of the nation's energy will require nothing short of a transformation of the U.S. agricultural, transportation and energy sectors in the next few decades, according to a bioenergy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.