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College of Agricultural Sciences edition

College of Agricultural Sciences edition

Monday, November 2, 2020


Phil Keeney ice cream lab

Penn State mourns loss of food science pioneer Philip Keeney

The Penn State community is mourning the loss of Philip Keeney, professor emeritus of food science, who died Oct. 17 at the age of 95. Intimately linked with the Department of Food Science since he helped to establish it in 1975, Keeney perhaps was best known for his research and teaching related to ice cream  Full story

at arboretum

Two tall 'snag' trees installed in Arboretum's new Pollinator and Bird garden

The idea that dead trees would be needed among the acres of lush greenery and living color in The Arboretum at Penn State may be counterintuitive, but the unique forest “snag” is an element needed to attract as wide a variety of birds as possible to the Arboretum's new Pollinator and Bird Garden. The two tall, cut pine trees were installed Oct. 27.  Full story

Penn State Poultry Science Club member Larry Eyre stands in front of a rack of wrapped Thanksgiving turkeys.

Preorders required for this year's Poultry Science Club turkey sale

Each November, members of the Penn State Poultry Science Club flock together to harvest turkeys for Thanksgiving. The birds are raised and cared for by students at the Poultry Education and Research Center beginning in July. The students sell the turkeys to the community on the Monday before Thanksgiving.  Full story