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Agribusiness management degree now available through Penn State Online

April 14, 2014

The nation’s increasing focus on local and regional food systems, renewable energies and maintaining natural resources is leading to double-digit job growth in these occupation sectors, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Adults working in these sectors who have some college but not a four-year degree, and who need a degree for career advancement, now have a convenient option. more»

Route 118 Accident results in death for Muncy driver

1 week 3 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police report that a vehicle driven by Lynn R. Minier, male, 64 years of age, from Muncy, Pa crashed on Route 118 near Hughesville Sunday evening at 6:21 PM. more»

Police report various incidents

1 week 4 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

9:22 p.m. Mar. 20, Police reported that Darrel Hecknauer, 21, of Montgomery, was charged with DUI following a crash on Mar. 20.  more»

Police report various incidents

1 week 4 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents: more»

Scholarship honors a best friend, supports engineering and ag sciences students

April 11, 2014

To honor a best friend and give back to his alma mater, a Penn State alumnus has established a scholarship for students in the colleges of Engineering and Agricultural Sciences.

Dairy-based Mooofins stampeding to a dining commons near you

April 11, 2014

Are you looking for a bit more dairy in your day? Consider adding a Mooofin to your meal. The Penn State Bakery is producing the student-created Mooofins for a special evening event in two of the dining commons in late April.

Extension offering sheep shearing workshops

April 11, 2014

Penn State Extension will offer sheep shearing workshops across the state this year for those interested in learning about sheep shearing and basic sheep management.

Webinar to focus on climate change’s impacts on regional food systems

April 11, 2014

Climate change and its implications for regional agriculture is the topic of a free web-based seminar being offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, which is directed by Stephan Goetz, a professor of agricultural and regional economics in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Webinar to focus on climate change’s impacts on regional food systems

April 11, 2014

Climate change and its implications for regional agriculture is the topic of a free web-based seminar being offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, which is directed by Stephan Goetz, a professor of agricultural and regional economics in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

DEP Fines Range Resources-Appalachia LLC $75,000 for Lycoming County Brine Spill

April 11, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has fined Range Resources-Appalachia LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, $75,000 for a July 2012 manufactured brine spill of 3,066 gallons ...

'Film Fest to Celebrate 100 Years of Cooperative Extension' set for May 6

April 10, 2014

Film producers and fans of film history as well as educators and historians of early rural farm life will want to see "Film Fest to Celebrate 100 Years of Cooperative Extension" from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, at the University Park campus of Penn State. The event is open to the public, and visitors may attend any part of the program.

Researchers identify terrain likely to attract wasting disease-infected deer

April 10, 2014

A study of the spread of chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania found that infected deer tend to cluster in low-lying open and developed areas. more»

PASA Member Three Springs Fruit Farm Featured in Country Folks Grower

April 10, 2014

by Sally Colby

Families who operate successful farm businesses often hope that their children or other family members will be interested in continuing the farm. However, the process by which the transition occurs isn’t easy, and can be awkward and difficult. more»

Student Stories: Wildlife and fisheries science major studies in New Zealand

April 10, 2014

Not many students get to go to Craigieburn Forest Park or Mount Cook, but as Penn State senior Sara Mueller learned, Lincoln University in New Zealand is one school that builds field trips such as these into each semester.

Student Stories: Wildlife and fisheries science major studies in New Zealand

April 10, 2014

Not many students get to go to Craigieburn Forest Park or Mount Cook, but as Penn State senior Sara Mueller learned, Lincoln University in New Zealand is one school that builds field trips such as these into each semester.

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshop in Allegheny County

April 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC), invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses ...

DEP Urges EPA to Consider State Differences When Developing Framework for Emissions Guidelines for Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants

April 10, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging them to consider state differences and needed flexibility when ...

Thompson Legislation to Improve Military Mental Health Evaluations Introduced in Senate

April 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers (MEPS) Act, companion legislation to the bill U.S. more»

John J Jeffries Restaurant To Host PASA Benefit Dinner

April 9, 2014

John J. Jeffries Restaurant
300 Harrisburg Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
Reception begins at 5:00pm
Dinner begins at 6:00pm more»

PASA Is Hiring a Western Region Program Coordinator

April 9, 2014

Are you interested in joining the PASA team?

We now have a position open in our Western Region office in Richland Township (near Gibsonia), PA (Allegheny County). If you are interested in planning regional education and networking events, as well as coordinating our Buy Fresh Buy Local® Chapter in the region this position may be for you! more»

Police report various incidents

2 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

2:42 a.m. Mar. 8, Police reported that Meghan Mundrick, 25, of Williamsport, was stopped for swerving while driving and was found to be intoxicated. Mundrick was arrested for DUI.  more»

DEP Announces Earth Day Event at Erie Explosion Home Game

April 9, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that football fans can celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 13 during the Erie Explosion home game at the Erie Insurance Arena.
“This ...

Police report various incidents

2 weeks 2 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Nov. 21 to Feb. 1, Police reported that an unknown actor opened a Verizon Wireless account with information belonging to Marilyn Myers, 47. The incident is currently under investigation.  more»

Pork Producers Council creates scholarship for animal science students

April 8, 2014

The Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council has established a new scholarship endowment that will benefit students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need. The council made a $50,000 gift to establish the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council Founders Trustee Scholarship with first preference going to students majoring in animal science.

Student finds her passion for food systems in Pittsburgh

April 8, 2014

As a member of the Penn State Women's Rugby Team, Olivia Lindsey knows a thing or two about teamwork. So it should come as no surprise that when she went looking for an internship last year, she was drawn to the idea of joining a 50-member multi-institution research team.

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops in Southwest

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to ...

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops in Southwest

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to ...

DEP Announces Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop in Huntingdon

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to a Tuesday, May 20 training workshop in Huntingdon, Juniata County, on the Keystone Energy ...

DEP Announces New District Mining Manager

April 8, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the appointment of Joel Koricich as District Mining Manager for DEP’s California mining office. 
Koricich has been serving ...

State Ag Council Celebrates Political Trifecta

April 7, 2014

PASA's Executive Director, Brian Snyder, is also the President of the PA State Council of Farm Organizations. Check out this nice article in the recent issue of Lancaster Farming.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE. more»

Land-use webinar to highlight Pa. landscapes, greenways

April 7, 2014

A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on landscapes and greenways in Pennsylvania, examining the meaning of these terms and defining their implications for communities.

DEP to Monitor Restart of ArcelorMittal Monessen Coke Works

April 7, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will conduct a series of air quality readings in advance of and immediately following the resumption of coke-making operations at ArcelorMittal’s ...

Dead body found in Montoursville overnight

2 weeks 4 days ago

According to Trooper Havens of the Montoursville barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police, the dead body of a white, 78 year old male was found in the area of Fairview Drive and Cemetery Road, Montoursville Borough. It was determined that the male victim had been shot and his body dumped in this location. more»

Sunday Morning Pursuit in Williamsport has tragic end in Loyalsock.

2 weeks 4 days ago

This morning around 10:30 AM, Williamsport Police were invovled in a vehicle pursuit that traveled through the Park St., High St., West and East Third Sts., West Fourth St., Walnut St., areas ending with a fatality and a crash in Loyalsock on the Golden Strip. more»

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