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College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, November 23, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- COVID-related unemployment hits people of color, women and older workers hardest
-- Turfgrass management program alumnus retires after legendary career
-- Biochar from agricultural waste products can adsorb contaminants in wastewater
-- Dairy cows exposed to heavy metals worsen antibiotic-resistant pathogen crisis
-- Pennsylvania 4-H to benefit from estate pledges
-- Penn State Ag Council announces 2020 leadership award recipients
-- Dairy Science Club's annual cheese box sale benefits student programs
-- Celebrate the 'We Are' spirit this #GivingTuesday

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STORIES:

COVID-related unemployment hits people of color, women and older workers hardest
Job losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have affected wide swaths of the population, but workers in some demographic groups and industry sectors have been hit harder than others, according to "COVID-19 and Pennsylvania's Economy," a series of reports compiled by researchers in Penn State's Center for Economic and Community Development.

https://news.psu.edu/link/LPKqnqwp
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Turfgrass management program alumnus retires after legendary career
During Frank Dobie's more than five decades as a golf course superintendent, making difficult decisions was "par for the course." But one of his earliest decisions — to enroll in Penn State's Golf Course Turfgrass Management program — arguably was his easiest and most important.

https://news.psu.edu/link/yGbHqb2m
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Biochar from agricultural waste products can adsorb contaminants in wastewater
Biochar — a charcoal-like substance made primarily from agricultural waste products — holds promise for removing emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from treated wastewater. That's the conclusion of a team of researchers that conducted a novel study.

https://news.psu.edu/link/dYryZtfs
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Dairy cows exposed to heavy metals worsen antibiotic-resistant pathogen crisis
Dairy cows, exposed to drinking water contaminated with heavy metals for a few years, carry more pathogens loaded with antimicrobial-resistance genes able to tolerate and survive various antibiotics. That's the finding of a team of researchers that conducted a study of two dairy herds in Brazil four years after a dam holding mining waste ruptured, and it spotlights a threat to human health, the researchers contend.

https://news.psu.edu/link/DtFVmm14
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Pennsylvania 4-H to benefit from estate pledges
Three long-time Penn State Extension employees have demonstrated their support for and dedication to Pennsylvania 4-H through two separate estate commitments.

https://news.psu.edu/link/7Ltw7ZTH
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Penn State Ag Council announces 2020 leadership award recipients
An agricultural industry leader, a center dedicated to advancing animal agriculture and a Penn State senior from Lancaster were honored when the Penn State Agricultural Council presented its 2020 Leadership Awards at the council's fall delegate meeting Oct. 15.

https://news.psu.edu/link/D4m2fppt
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Dairy Science Club's annual cheese box sale benefits student programs
For members of the Dairy Science Club at Penn State, the holiday season means one favorite tradition — the annual holiday cheese box sale. For more than 40 years, the club has partnered with the Penn State Berkey Creamery to provide assorted boxes of cheese and spreads for customers to gift to others.


https://news.psu.edu/link/mP1jffLT
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Celebrate the 'We Are' spirit this #GivingTuesday
On Nov. 30, from 6:55 p.m. EST — or 18:55 in military time, a nod to the year of Penn State's founding — until midnight on Dec. 1, Penn State will participate in its sixth #GivingTuesday — and alumni, parents, friends, fans, faculty, staff and students are invited to help make the day a success.

https://news.psu.edu/link/KpN3KN7S

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Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
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