College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Eshenours bolster scholarships in Education, Ag Sciences with estate commitment
-- Penn State alumnus hits a homerun as head groundskeeper for minor league team
-- 10 new biotechnologies revealed at inaugural Penn State BioTech Discovery Day
-- Penn State SBDC launching Pennsylvania Agriculture Center of Excellence
-- Land-use webinar to focus on farmers markets before, during and after COVID-19
-- Penn State Extension teaching biosecurity best practices to young producers
-- Penn State Extension offers new course on soils, plant nutrition for landscapers
-- Summer Founders program showcases record number of teams
-- 18 new NSF graduate researchers join the ranks at Penn State
-- Space Grant accepting grant applications for education, research and outreach

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STORIES:

Eshenours bolster scholarships in Education, Ag Sciences with estate commitment
After creating two scholarships in 2018, one for students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and one for students in the College of Education, Terry and Constance (Connie) Eshenour were looking to make an even greater impact and leave a positive legacy. With that in mind, the couple recently opted to bolster their two existing scholarships by pledging an estate gift to enhance those endowments. And when the University's new Educational Equity Matching Program was announced this summer, they chose to make an additional $100,000 commitment to create two new scholarships for students who will help to create a stronger and more diverse Penn State.

https://news.psu.edu/link/fH2Trk6s
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Penn State alumnus hits a homerun as head groundskeeper for minor league team
Penn State alumnus Jordan Barr is living his "field of dreams" as head groundskeeper for the Burlington Bees, a Los Angeles Angels-affiliated baseball team in southeastern Iowa.

https://news.psu.edu/link/_spYgKjh
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10 new biotechnologies revealed at inaugural Penn State BioTech Discovery Day
On June 12, the first Penn State BioTech Discovery Day brought together Penn State researchers, industry experts and venture investors for a day of technology reveals and networking opportunities focused on accelerating the transfer of Penn State's top BioTech innovations to the marketplace.

https://news.psu.edu/link/hJRdYDxX
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Penn State SBDC launching Pennsylvania Agriculture Center of Excellence
The Penn State Small Business Development Center received $325,000 in CARES Act funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help launch a center that will help Pennsylvania agriculture businesses sustain operations and stabilize food supply chains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/h2f7kSLB
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Land-use webinar to focus on farmers markets before, during and after COVID-19
Farmers markets and the integral role they play in our communities will be the topic of a web-based seminar titled, "Farmers Markets Before, During and After COVID-19," presented by Penn State Extension at noon Sept. 16.

https://news.psu.edu/link/yNsY5zq4
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Penn State Extension teaching biosecurity best practices to young producers
With foreign animal diseases such as strep zoo, vesicular stomatitis and African swine fever threatening livestock producers, Penn State Extension and the Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence are teaching biosecurity best-management practices to youth.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1N1hvkzN
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Penn State Extension offers new course on soils, plant nutrition for landscapers
Penn State Extension, working with the landscape industry, is offering a new online course focused on soils and plant nutrition for ornamental landscapes.

https://news.psu.edu/link/2p_Z1wVh
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Summer Founders program showcases record number of teams
Invent Penn State's 2020 Summer Founders program, a 13-week student startup accelerator, wrapped up Aug. 12 in a virtual showcase after funding seven student-startup teams with $15,000 each to work on their startup, nonprofit, or social good full time over the summer. The program also matched teams with resources and entrepreneurial experts who provided mentorship.

https://news.psu.edu/link/x8qS_8ry
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18 new NSF graduate researchers join the ranks at Penn State
Eighteen students were named National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2020-21 academic year.

https://news.psu.edu/link/XTw1rV4s
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Space Grant accepting grant applications for education, research and outreach
The NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) is accepting applications for its 2020-21 competitive mini-grant program. The program supports and enhances science and engineering education, research and outreach. PSGC will consider proposals from institutions across Pennsylvania for new or enhanced projects.

https://news.psu.edu/link/H5K8rhXs

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Coronavirus updates
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