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College of Agricultural Sciences edition

College of Agricultural Sciences edition

Monday, April 13, 2020


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Fruit may mask taste of dark green vegetables in commercial baby foods

Commercially prepared baby foods that purport to be loaded with dark green vegetables are sweetened with fruit puree and often don’t contain a high percentage of dark green vegetable content, according to a team of researchers. The resulting lack of dark green vegetable taste matters, said team leader John Hayes, associate professor of food science at Penn State.  Full story

Daniel Perkins

Perkins named to advisory committee for veterans services

Daniel Perkins, professor of family resiliency and policy and principal scientist and founder of the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State, was recently invited to serve on the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on the Coordination of Veterans Services.   Full story

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Transporting sheep and goats across state lines? They must have scrapie IDs

In Pennsylvania, sheep and goat producers are required to distinguish their animals with an official scrapie identification before moving them off their farms. In addition to the scrapie identification requirement, producers must also follow new U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations to transport sheep or goats across state lines, according to a Penn State Extension educator.  Full story


Penn State to recognize class of 2020 with virtual commencement ceremony

In response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, orders from the state government and recommendations from global public health organizations, Penn State will hold its spring 2020 commencement ceremony via livestream on May 9. The virtual ceremony will recognize all Penn State undergraduate students and all graduate students in the Penn State Graduate School.  Full story