College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, March 9, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Teaching excellence recognized in College of Agricultural Sciences
-- Food science students entertain, intrigue kids at elementary school science fair
-- Penn State Extension hosts sheep, goat pasture and grazing management workshop
-- Outreach of 'Global Teach Ag!' helps teachers bring global learning to classroom
-- Penn State Extension offers training online for new landscape industry workers
-- Penn State adds new areas of study to its top-10-ranked online MBA

Also in this issue: Media Highlights and Other Voices.

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STORIES:

Teaching excellence recognized in College of Agricultural Sciences
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has recognized nine faculty members for outstanding teaching in 2019.

https://news.psu.edu/link/GrZyPVNC
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Food science students entertain, intrigue kids at elementary school science fair
It might not be a surprise if there are some aspiring young food scientists at State College's Easterly Parkway Elementary School after a group of Penn State students recently showed how much fun the discipline can be.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ZpQPv5f5
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Penn State Extension hosts sheep, goat pasture and grazing management workshop
One of the most economical feed sources for sheep and goats in Pennsylvania is pasture. Good pasture and grazing management practices not only work together to meet nutritional needs, but also help to keep the animals healthy. Find out more at the Sheep and Goat Pasture and Grazing Management workshop offered by Penn State Extension.

https://news.psu.edu/link/j_n15rrH
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Outreach of 'Global Teach Ag!' helps teachers bring global learning to classroom
World Food Prize Global Guides, a program created and supported by faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, gives secondary teachers the knowledge, tools and resources to integrate global learning and food security into curriculum and practice.

https://news.psu.edu/link/bzDCsJk5
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Penn State Extension offers training online for new landscape industry workers
Penn State Extension, working with the landscape industry, is offering a new online workforce training series aimed at new and seasonal landscape industry employees.

https://news.psu.edu/link/7hDXbpx9
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Penn State adds new areas of study to its top-10-ranked online MBA
The Penn State Online MBA now has concentrations with additional courses of study in the fields of information technology, engineering, health care, homeland security, international affairs, public administration and economic development.

https://news.psu.edu/link/MmYdrckK

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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

U.S. News & World Report - Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020
Ways to Save $5,000 This Year
Food waste is harmful not only for the planet but for our finances as well, new research from Penn State says the average U.S. household wastes roughly $1,866 per year.

https://news.psu.edu/link/bHKg68Yj
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More: https://news.psu.edu/link/DdLhK53r

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OTHER VOICES:

Popular Science - Sunday, March 8, 2020
It's OK to feed wild birds: Tips to do it right
Millions of people feed wild birds. Julian Avery explores the potential risks and benefits, ways to engage birds sustainably, and humans' effect on bird populations.

https://news.psu.edu/link/JBW7hfdq
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IFL Science - Friday, March 6, 2020
Why so many epidemics originate in Asia and Africa
Recent disease outbreaks have something in common: Many originated from Asia or Africa. The reasons why may surprise you, according to virologist Suresh Kuchipudi.

https://news.psu.edu/link/yRkLdSV_
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More: https://news.psu.edu/link/CN7XqT5K

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