Penn State Agricultural Sciences Newswire - 12/09/2013

Penn State Agricultural Sciences Newswire - 12/09/2013
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1. Companies could make the switch to wood power

2. Student Stories: Food Science major interns with pet food maker

3. Penn State, Cornell partner on vegetable, small-fruit programs

4. In the case of wholesale food distributors, it's all about location

5. Webinar to examine local economic impacts of shale gas development

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1. Companies could make the switch to wood power

Some companies could economically convert their operations to wood boilers for heat and power, according to a team of forestry researchers.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/story/296987/2013/12/03/research/companies-could-make-switch-wood-power

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2. Student Stories: Food Science major interns with pet food maker

Penn State junior Kenzie Brancato had a revelation of sorts when she interned with Ainsworth Pet Nutrition last year.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/story/297585/2013/12/09/student-stories-food-science-major-interns-pet-food-maker

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3. Penn State, Cornell partner on vegetable, small-fruit programs

Vegetable and small-fruit growers will have a chance to gain knowledge that can enhance their operations during a series of monthly, Web-based seminars that will kick off Dec. 18. Presented by Penn State Extension in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the webinars will provide timely updates in vegetable and small-fruit production for extension educators, producers and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York and surrounding states.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/story/297076/2013/12/03/campus-life/penn-state-cornell-partner-vegetable-small-fruit-programs

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4. In the case of wholesale food distributors, it's all about location

In all but the shortest supply chains, food travels through wholesale distribution centers on its way from farm to consumer, and the location of these distributors can have a big impact on the efficiency of a food system. Now, a new mathematical model can help business owners and policy makers determine the optimal locations for such distributors, thanks to a research team led by an engineer in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/story/297162/2013/12/04/research/case-wholesale-food-distributors-its-all-about-location

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5. Webinar to examine local economic impacts of shale gas development

The economic impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas development in counties where the most drilling is occurring is the subject of a Web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension.

Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/story/297201/2013/12/04/sustainability/webinar-examine-local-economic-impacts-shale-gas-development

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