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College of Agricultural Sciences edition

College of Agricultural Sciences edition

Monday, January 4, 2021


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Researchers investigate an at-home 'scratch-and-sniff' test for COVID-19

A self-administered "scratch-and-sniff" test for COVID-19 may be around the corner, according to researchers at Penn State, the University of Florida and Arizona State University. The team, which received $912,000 from the National Institutes of Health, will analyze two different smell tests with a goal of developing inexpensive, at-home tests to help identify new cases of COVID-19 and provide a warning sign of a community outbreak in time to thwart it.  Full story

Pa. Farm Show empty Large Arena

Live town hall, webinars highlight Penn State programs for virtual Pa. Farm Show

An online, town-hall-style event featuring the dean of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and the secretary of the state Department of Agriculture will highlight Penn State programming during the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show, which will be held virtually Jan. 9-16. Penn State Extension also will offer 29 live webinars during the virtual show.  Full story