Penn State Agricultural Sciences Newswire - 06/09/2014

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, June 9, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Memorial scholarship assists Ag Sciences students with college costs
-- Award-winning water education summit returns to Harrisburg
-- Penn State Extension develops new water quality app
-- Land-use webinar to explore conservation easements
-- Renewable energy certificate programs now available at Penn State World Campus

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TOP STORIES:

Memorial scholarship assists Ag Sciences students with college costs
Bradford County dairy farmer Robert E. Macafee encouraged his children to attend college, and all three were able to graduate from Penn State. Now other students may have that same opportunity, thanks in part to the generosity of Macafee's family. With a pledge of $50,000, Macafee's widow, Joan, of Sayre, Pennsylvania, has created the Robert E. Macafee Memorial Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/b872wLmt
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Award-winning water education summit returns to Harrisburg
Penn State Extension will offer the Dive Deeper -- Youth Water Educators' Summit at the Central Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg on Sept. 25.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/Yhp4zgs7
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Penn State Extension develops new water quality app
Penn State Extension is offering an innovative new mobile device application -- or app -- called "H2OSolutions," to help private water system owners and professionals evaluate wells, springs and cisterns.The objective of the app is to help users diagnose the causes of observed water-quality problems and guide water-testing decisions.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/W2yKmgKr
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Land-use webinar to explore conservation easements
Conservation easements and their role in enhancing the landscapes and greenways of Pennsylvania communities will be the topic of a Web-based seminar in a land-use series offered by Penn State Extension.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/wW5T4MQJ
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Renewable energy certificate programs now available at Penn State World Campus
By 2040, 63 percent of the nation's electricity will be generated by lower-carbon options, which will result in double-digit demand for green energy jobs. Penn State is launching graduate certificate programs in bioenergy, solar energy, wind energy, and sustainability management and policy, delivered online by Penn State World Campus, to prepare adults for these jobs.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/5wS8sDfP
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